Even as Google is getting ready to launch Android N later in the year, there are some devices out there that are still running on old Android iterations. This was clear in the latest Android distribution numbers that revealed that the latest public Android version, Marshmallow is still not the most popular one and is installed in just 10.1% of all devices.
Going forward, Alcatel wants to change things and the way it rolls out the latest Android updates. The company is finally updating one its 2015 flagship, the Alcatel Idol 3 with Android Marshmallow. If you have this device, you should expect the update very soon.
In the Android ecosystem, we are not used to seeing manufacturers update their old devices with the latest Android updates. One reason can be that the hardware used on the devices doesn’t support the Android version and the other reason is that they just don’t want to. Some manufacturers also don’t update their devices as they want you to buy their new devices. Supporting many devices means that they invest their resources that they should be using on other things such as research and development.
Back to the Alcatel Idol 3, the company tweeted the good news to its fans.
This update is rolling out to both the 4.7 and 5.5 inch models of the phone. Since the update has just started rolling out, you have to be patient if you don’t get the notification on your unit just yet.
As the company updates its 2015 flagship, we are still waiting for the company to unveil the Idol 4 Pro which will come with Windows 10 Mobile. Considering that Windows Phone isn’t as popular as it used to be, you may be wondering why Alcatel decided to take his route. Let’s hope the company has a clear strategy on how it plans to do things.