Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 gets Android Marshmallow update

If you are the owner of an unlocked version of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 then get ready for some tasty Marshmallow action.

The Idol 3 is a pair of budget Android smartphones available in the U.S, unlocked and without contract. The range is made up of a 4.7-inch phone for $179.99 and a 5.5-inch model for $249.99, not bad for a phone with Snapdragon 615 chipset, 2GB RAM and 13 mega-pixel main camera (for the 5.5-inch version).

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If you happen to own one of the unlocked phones (or you are planning to buy one) then you will be happy to know that an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is rolling out for it.

The update should bring the usual Android 6.0 features like Doze, Google Now on Tap and more flexible storage alone with all those additional permissions features.

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  1. Omer
    June 9, 2016

    Wow, Alcatel actually update their phones? My Idol X came with 4.2.2, and still IS on 4.2.2 🙂

    • Assefa Hanson
      June 9, 2016

      saaaaaaaame flipping thing i was sayin g im mega surprised they got a software update

      • Omer
        June 9, 2016

        hehheh 🙂

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2016

      Yea my 2 previous Alcatel’s never received a single update.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      June 9, 2016

      Mainly because it’s a TCL now.

  2. ЗлаяЗая
    June 10, 2016

    Same here my Alcatel phone 4.2

  3. Adam
    August 5, 2016

    Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 size 4.7

    Is the battery removeable? If so, where can I buy spare batteries?