Lenovo has been consistent when it comes to rolling out new updates for its range of smartphones. All smartphones under the Lenovo brand announced in 2017 have now received the Android Nougat upgrade. Lenovo Z2 Plus and Lenovo P2 are the latest devices receiving the Android Nougat update, whereas the Lenovo K6 power and K6 note received the update last month.
The updates bring all the Android Nougat features to Lenovo smartphones. As mentioned by Lenovo in a statement, the Z2 Plus also gets additional features apart from the standard Android Nougat ones, including manual camera mode, screen recorder, video over LTE, and the ability to launch apps directly via the fingerprint scanner. The Lenovo Z2 Plus in India is a re-branded version of the original ZUK series ZUK Z2 smartphone announced in China. While Lenovo will be discontinuing all smartphones under the ‘Lenovo’ tag, the company might retain the ZUK series, CEO Chang Chen has hinted.
With the new updates, the most important change comes in the form of multi-window support. Android Nougat brings the ability to multitask via splitting the display into multiple windows. With the new feature, two apps can be operated simultaneously. Additionally, the update also improves reading on the smartphone. The text on the display can be resized for better reading. The entire display size too can be changed. Decreasing the font automatically fits more information on a page and makes viewing large elements easier. ALSO READ: Lenovo launches new 10,000mAh power bank, priced at Rs 1,299
The notifications panel is also updated and users can now respond to messages directly via the notifications bar. There is no need to open the message by tapping it or visit the app specifically to respond. Double tapping the recent apps button can help the users effectively toggle between multiple apps running on the smartphone. The update also brings changes to the way data is consumed. When on a Wi-Fi network, the data-saver mode can be switched on, and will restrict background data usage. The mobiles now support ‘Doze’ mode, which helps save data by halting the auto-sync when apps are not in use.
Talking about the update to the entire portfolio, Lenovo mentions in a statement, “Lenovo has completed rolling out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update to the entire 2017 range of Lenovo smartphones with Lenovo Z2 plus and P2 smartphones also getting this now. Last month, the update was also rolled out on K6 power and K6 note devices in the popular K series.”
The Android Nougat OTA update is already rolling out to all the Lenovo smartphones announced in 2017. In case the update hasn’t arrived on your devices, you can try searching for it manually. Make sure that the smartphone has enough charge and also enough internal memory before starting the update. Take a backup of all data on the device in case the update is not successful.