11-11-2014 06:04 AM
We have had many discussions in the forum over time about whether a particular tablet or phone will get the next Android update Ice Cream Sandwich -> JellyBean -> KitKat, etc, etc. We have pursued answers and shared information as we could, and when we were confident that the plan / decision was final.
We have been working with our product teams to get all the plans - whether or not there will be an update, what it will be and when, into a single matrix doccument on our support site.
Here is the link:
I view this as a step forward, but not the final way we should display this information. I hope we will continue to evolve to something that is available at the individual product level (it is on the product & parts page on esupport today) and easy to find and understand, as well as a broader view across all the products.
I also hope we can continue to listen to feedback and develop upgrade paths for more products going forward.
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
11-11-2014 08:39 AM
11-11-2014 10:48 AM
Thanks for the feedback. Perhaps a publishing error - this should have been audited, so we will review. Appreciate the note on the A2109.
For clarification, this is intended only to communicate plans for major version changes of Android, not incremental bug fixes and enhancements delivered via OTA.
I would like to see a list of OTA releases for each product so you can see the history and what bugs are fixed and what image version numbers are out there. A next step would be able to communicate the next planned OTA in advance of it releasing. No doubt, we can improve here and I hope we will continue to do so.
11-13-2014 03:45 AM
I dont understand how you can
a) call this a 'Roadmap'
b) say that the intention of it is to 'communicate plans for major version changes'
Roadmaps are usually a tool for laying out future plans and intended directions for a product or products.
All that link does is confirm what you have already done - all the dates are in the past!. Nothing on there shows any (future) plans - other than to confirm that you don't plan to upgrade products beyond the current versions you have already released.
I suppose the only use of that link is to confirm for customer who may have been holding out the hope for a version upgrade, that it isn't going to happen.
11-16-2014 07:46 PM
I agree with your points. This is indeed a first step to work with our Mobile product teams and be able to doccument what upgrades have been available or if there was a decision not to upgrade the version (apart from fixes). We have had a lot of discussions in the forum asking about updates for various devices, and apart from some proactive marketing efforts for products where there was an update (to Kit Kat for example) at the time of the release, we have not had an official doccument to point customers to.
So, the first step was to doccument what is. Next steps, are to make this more of a living doccument - and as you note, a roadmap is what is planned ahead, not just where you have been.
I would not draw that conclusion. It is still early for Lolipop. This is more of a historic view from Gingerbread through KitKat.
Thanks for your continued feedback.
11-20-2014 05:21 PM
thanks admin for the post. but as I have observed in the versions, mine was different. for example, the ideatab a3000 posted was version 4.1, mine was 4.2. since there are no support for upgrades in the OS, i guess this will be the last products (including my phone) i will be having from lenovo. thank you again
11-24-2014 09:16 AM
I have bought the Lenovo Tab S8-50 which is a recent tablet made by Lenovo, and I don't find it on the roadmap. I'm concerned and a bit scared about the fact that my tablet is really recent (september 2014 I guess), it should get Android 5 at least in my opinion. I really hope Lenovo is doing what they can not to let us down on this.