Lenovo Ditches The Phab 2 Series, Says No Android 7.0 Nougat Update Planned For Them

by Karthik Iyer 6

The Phab 2 series of devices are somewhat popular from the other offerings that Lenovo has. The series includes 2015 Phab, the Phab Plus, Phab 2, Phab 2 Plus, and Phab 2 Pro, etc. with the Phab 2 Pro being the most recent offering. In fact that Phab 2 Pro was quite popularly known for its Project Tango compatibility as well. However, now for some reason, the company has decided to ditch these devices. Yes, Lenovo has recently updated their software support page and well, it is not a good news for you if you own any of the devices from the Phab 2 family.

The company’s software support page now says that the Phab product lineup will not receive any further software updates, which is really disappointing from the company. As mentioned earlier, the affected devices include the original 2015 Phab, the Phab Plus, Phab2, Phab2 Plus, and Phab2 Pro. For a few devices in the list, maybe this decision could be justified since it is two years old or maybe there aren’t too many active devices and hence the update support is terminated. However, that fact that a device like Phab 2 Pro, which is, in fact, one of the most popular launches from the company has been ditched, is really surprising.

Apart from the original Phab and the Phan Plus, all the other devices in the series are running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow right now. In fact, the two tablets which were released last year, i.e. the Tab3 7 Essential and the Tab3 10 Business will stay on Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 6.0 Marshmallow respectively. The Phab 2 Pro as mentioned earlier is altogether a different story since it was launched just a few months back.

Lenovo has been particularly bad when it comes to software updates and this is yet another example of the same. Motorola which was very good with updates under Google’s ownership has now become very unreliable as well when it comes to software updates. This really makes it very difficult to recommend Lenovo smartphones and other devices in general since software support is extremely important. Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Be sure to let us know what do you think by leaving a comment down below.

Source – Lenovo

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • Yamini Nagarajan

    oh..no !!!

  • Disappointing! But as from K8Note they started offering stock Android, this should not be an issue anymore!! 🙂

  • Sarvesh Parab

    Lenovo cheater😂😂

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  • Vishal Giri

    now that’s really really disappointing….

  • Aakash Prajapati

    What A Great Answer Say By “Lenovo” Salut It, There Are Not Active User Than Not Updated. So Why Pahb Series Launch. Tomorrow Apple Say iPhone 5 Launch 2015 Then I’m Not Give More Update IOS 11. It’s Far Better Than Your Smartphone’s.That’s Time No Mobile Device Purchase Consumer’s. So Please I Have Say Only After 1 Year Launch Mobile, ANd Get Update Security Update Or OS Update.