Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 gets Android Marshmallow

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Android smartphone gets Marshmallow update
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3
The new firmware is now available for both the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch Idol 3 handsets, so both variants receive the usual Marshmallow goodies.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 has been considered one of the best budget phones of 2015 and now this handset for budget-conscious buyers receives the Android Marshmallow update that most of its competitors will never get. 

While the new firmware does not come with any surprises, it should include all the usual features that made Android Marshmallow a well-received Android version that has recently managed to exceed the 10 percent market share barrier. These features include Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, granular app permissions, new emojis, as well as multiple minor tweaks, fixes, and the latest security updates from Google.

The OneTouch Idol 3 comes in two variants, one with a 4.7-inch 720p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and 1.5 GB RAM while the other features a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, and 2 GB RAM. Both variants have a 13 MP main camera.

As usual, the users who did not receive the update notification yet can check for it manually. According to Alcatel USA, all unlocked Idol 3 devices should get the new firmware.


Alcatel USA (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-06-10 (Update: 2016-06-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.