Marshmallow is hitting the Lenovo K3 Note

by: John DyeMarch 18, 2016
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The ever-stylish and wallet-friendly Lenovo K3 Note is starting to get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. That’s right! Owners of the Lenovo’s sub-$200 smartphone will soon have access to key Marshmallow features like Google Now on Tap and the treasure trove of new Emoji that come part and parcel with the 6.0.1 update.

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For those not in the know, the Lenovo K3 Note is a bang-for-your-buck device that has its home in India and southeast Asia. The smartphone launched last year with aplomb, and users were delighted to find so much technology squeezed into this 8mm thick device. While it’s not going to be competitive with flagship devices by any means, the K3 Note is an excellent option for someone just getting their feet wet with smartphones for the first time, or for someone looking for a secondary device to compliment their main driver.

It’s always good to see Marshmallow hit a new device because the version of Android has experienced such a notoriously slow rollout. The glacial release of Android 6.0 means that many, many users are still using Lollipop, KitKat, or even Jelly Bean. With Android N looming on the horizon, discussions about the increasing fragmentation of the Android ecosystem are cropping up more and more. Although it’s possible that Android N may bring some possible solutions to the table for the future of Android, in the meantime it’s nice just to see the Marshmallow love spread.

What are your thoughts of the Lenovo K3 Note and this major update? Are you an owner of the device? Let us know what your experience has been like so far in the comments. That $150 price tag almost puts the handset into impulse buy territory. Snatching up a Marshmallow experience for that price seems like a no-brainer.

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  • jz100

    The Lenovo K3 Note is far more than a newbie phone as this article claims. Its speed and resolution are better than a lot of phones.

  • ginshaker22

    Wtf Samsung is doing,if this device is capable of getting the new version of android how come that the Samsung galaxy note 3 is not getting it,i don’t understand.

  • Avlon Fernandes

    One plus team… We hope your paying attention of what’s happening around you!?

    • Sidharth Chandrashekar

      true mate…. they promised it in Q1 n its about to end

  • Sun Sand

    “For someone looking for a second device” , well I can be pretty darn sure this writer has never laid his hands on the K3 Note, used it as my only/main cell for 7 months, (Now upgraded to K4 Note) it’s a killer ph with a 1.7 quad core and a 1080p fill HD on a 5.5″ display, i could hardly believe it’s price Rs.10,000/- when it came out Aug last year. One may never expect a ph at this price to ever get a Software version bump, this is crazy good, cudos lenovo -love you!

    • Karthik

      Judging by your comments it seems even you’ve never held the device… You don’t even know it’s an octa core….

  • Ishan Dhawlikar

    Jus upgraded my Wifey mobile n it was 1.7gb download…initial reaction was ok… can comment after a week of usage… my wife is finding difficult though to use it

  • Praveen Kumar

    Recently i have installed 6.0 version on my k3* note and as well the results were mindblowing experience with a lot of tweaks and bug fixes compared to lolipop upgrate yours k3 its benificial

    • Pushp

      So is your k3 note working properly after updating to marshmallow

  • Debkant Sahu

    after update to Marshmallow ….. heating problem is solved and its operation become smooth but lots of apps not working.. Youcam perfect and some of my favorite games

    • Hersh Mehta Punjabi

      Hi
      I have also updated my K3, received 49 MB update of Marshmallow. But still heating issue is not resolved. Can u suggest something that could help me.

  • Sudhindra Krishnamurthy

    Any one experiencing wifi issue post updated ? I updated my lenovo to marshmallow and Wifi is turning itself off every minute. Any solution will be of great help

    • Karthic Anand

      I have the same Wifi problem, I did a hard reset and still the same issue, it is really frustrating, any help would be greatly appreciated,

      • Subhadip Guha Thakurta

        Same problem here. Please help. It’s a fucking waste!

        • Karthic Anand T L

          I had the same problem, I tried hard reset. Nothing worked. I went to the service centre and this what they said,” Marshmallow update is not official and files don’t get installed properly. We can only downgrade your Mobile to Lollipop ” I badly needed wifi, so I choose to downgrade. Its better to wait for another proper update along the fixes that people are currently facing….

      • vaibhav birnale

        Use wifi few hours and then restart phone .check it

      • Nishkarsh Shrivastava

        same problem here

  • Abhishek Rana

    My upgrade is failing angain and again after reboot after download any solution please

  • Pankaj

    I have updated my k3 note with latest android 6 release available. Everything is working perfectly fine. Only thing is that after update I did factory reset as there were many unwanted apps and games installed.

  • Niki

    It killed my phone ,had to factory reset that means lost all data, also the menu was in Chinese..difficult to hard reset .. but worth it.. Em.liking the gui

    • vaibhav birnale

      No other option for us

  • nathan nogar

    snapchat and instagram just do not open after upgrading to android 6.0 on k3 note :/….HELP!!!

  • mehul

    Contact & massages is not working after upgrading to android 6.0 on K3 Note …. What should i do now

    • Nishkarsh Shrivastava

      same here Bro…

      • SWAMY

        contacts are not working. it is too irritate.

  • sumit choudhary

    my phone is not recognizing the screen lock pattern after upgrading to 6.0………… unable to use my phone …….. help me

  • FilipHDGamer

    Im not able to update my lenovo k3 note to 6.0!
    Is it because I don’t have an Indian version or what? Help me please.

  • Krish

    After upgrading my K3 Note from lollipop to marshmallow… My suggestion to K3 Note users is:

    Don’t upgrade your phone to marshmallow …

    Problems:-

    1. It’s not user friendly because native vibe UI will not be there.

    2. After updating to marshmallow, the apps installed in SD card will be unusable.

    3. Apps can not be installed to your SD card unless you are formatting the memory card as adopted.

    4. If you changed your SD card to adopted then it can never be used in any other mobile or computer. The durability of your SD card will be very less.

    If these problems don’t matter to you… Then upgradation is suitable for you.

  • Nishkarsh Shrivastava

    it is such a Useless
    Please wait for sometime to update this one
    This Android Update is not as best as previous Version

    I am using Lenovo K3Note and i have updated my Android version named “Marshmallow”

    I am facing a lot more problems after updating my Android version

    1.

    I have blocked some persons in my contacts

    So now they are trying to call or msg me,

    But i am unable to know that “Who is calling me or msg me”

    Whenever i click on blocked history, it redirects me on the previous page

    2. I am unable to post my profile pic or any kind of pic on Facebook through my Lenovo handset
    3. “Google play Books has stopped” this msg is appearing all the time on Screen,denied thousand times but appears again and again

  • Nishkarsh Shrivastava

    it is such a Useless

    Please wait for sometime to update this one

    This Android Update is not best as previous Version

    I am using Lenovo K3Note and i have updated my Android version named “Marshmallow”

    I am facing a lot more problems after updating my Android version

    1.

    I have blocked some persons in my contacts

    So now they are trying to call or msg me,

    But i am unable to know that “Who is calling me or msg me”

    Whenever i click on blocked history, it redirects me on the previous page

    2. I am unable to post my profile pic or any kind of pic on Facebook through my Lenovo handset

    3. “Google play Books has stopped” this msg is appearing all the time on Screen,denied thousand times but appears again and again

    • Premakumar

      Am also facing the same issues, Home & back keys are not working for me

  • mary

    i’m regreting after upgrading to android 6. My contacts manager and message app not working.
    Factory reset is not a good idea as i have more than 600 contacts and they all are not backuped.
    And screen pattern lock is also not working good. some times it works and some times it dont.
    i have to restart the phone again and again. Although K3 note is one of the best phone but this update is sucking….

    • Satyakam Mohapatra

      You can backup your contacts in SyncIt or SD Card….Unless you do the factory reset it wont run as smoothly as it should

  • Satyakam Mohapatra

    No Problems at all….Using it since 2 days….First you have to do a factory reset after the upgrade…..It will run smoothly…..Now my K3 note is working flawlessly…You can backup contacts,messages in SyncIt

  • Shweta

    Issue with Marshmallow is that it will automatically start phone data when will restart phone .

  • MohammedArbaz Shaikh

    marshmallow have many issue when i download new app from play store play service or many google app is stop you can see in bellow screen sort , when installed and uninstalled home screen setting change.. or many issues is there marshmallow

  • Sudhindra Krishnamurthy

    a minute ago
    I just received another 4mb patch from lenovo an hour back and after installing, all the issues I had after upgrading to marshmallow is resolved. I had a big problem with wifi gng bonkers every minute, which noow seems to be working fine and it solve s other mentioned issues as well.

    Check for the update patch OTA.

    Cheers

  • Sathi Ravi Theja Reddy

    i do not have any issues after Android 6 update except *google play books stopped working*

  • Rayhan

    having issue “Google play service stopped working” ..!!!