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