A couple of weeks ago, Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update started rolling out to the Lenovo K6 Power, however, this process did not last long as the company moved in to stop it.
It’s not strange for software updates to not go as planned by the company, which is exactly what happened with the Lenovo K6 Power. The Chinese OEM was hoping that things will be smooth, but the exact opposite happened, with many users of the phone reporting a wide range of issues – issues that resulted in the company to stop the update completely.
Looking at the official Lenovo Forums, users of the Lenovo K6 Power have been facing different problems since the update came out. While others are still able to use their updated phones, others have been completely locked out of their phones. One major case is where the phone’s display turns into white and black lines, leaving users with no chance of seeing or even operating the phone.
Apparently, this was the lead cause for Lenovo’s move to stop the OS update. Once the phone entered this state, the only solution is to visit a Lenovo service center for further assistance, which may include replacement of damaged hardware parts.
Those who are still able to use their Lenovo K6 Power handsets after the update to Android 7.0 Nougat are also experiencing other issues. While there are some improvements in RAM management, this doesn’t have a direct effect on enhanced performance, instead, users are reporting some lags in opening apps and other activities. The update has also disabled the Home option for changing launchers in the phone’s settings while others are reporting a slow fingerprint scanner that takes longer than usual to unlock the phone.
The update to Android 7.0 Nougat has also resulted in issues with connectivity, where the Lenovo K6 Power is experiencing weak network signals for both SIM cards. This causes apps that rely on internet connectivity not to load at all, among them Gmail, Google Chrome or even WhatsApp. Restarting the phone after the update doesn’t help, instead, it leaves one or both SIM cards with no network, but putting the phone on Airplane Mode and back takes care of this problem.
Other Lenovo K6 Power users are also reporting unusual behavior from the Android Launcher, where apps mysteriously disappear when moving from the Home screen to another screen, resulting in a blank screen. Also, changing the wallpaper from the Home screen when in Android Launcher mode is a problem as the launcher constantly crashes whenever one clicks on the Wallpaper icon. Interestingly, everything works pretty fine when using Vibe UI mode.
There are definitely many other issues that Lenovo K6 Power users are experiencing once they’ve updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, but since the company has halted the update, it’s obvious that they are working on the solutions. As for now, we don’t know when the update will resume, but it won’t be long before it does. We’ll be here to update you when it happens.
Meanwhile, what problems are you experiencing on your Lenovo K6 Power following the update to Android 7.0 Nougat update? Feel free to share with us in your comments below.