Alcatel OneTouch’s highly regarded budget phone, the Idol 3 5.5, is receiving an over-the-air update today with a handful of fixes. When we reviewed the device, we had very few complaints with the Idol 3 5.5 and no complaints with performance. We have received reports of performance issues with the Idol 3 5.5 early on after its release, but haven’t heard anything recently. I’m sure it’s super exciting for Idol 3 users to hear Alcatel OneTouch is pushing performance improvements with this latest update. Here are all the updates that come along with the latest Idol 3 5.5 build, 7SRA- UEA2:
General Performance Improvement
Overall software enhancements aimed at improving device responsiveness and overall user experience
Device now fully supports the Internet Protocol version to IPv6
Snapchat Performance Fix
Addresses crash issue when using Snapchat app that arose when users would swipe while selecting filters
Facebook Messenger Performance Fix
Users can now share recorded audio files via Facebook Messenger
Camera FV-5 Lite Application Fix
Fix that addresses the rear-facing camera functionality when using the Camera FV-5 Lite application
I find it interesting that Alcatel OneTouch specifically names fixes for issues with specific apps like Snapchat and Facebook Messenger. I always appreciate a clear and specific change log. This OTA update began rolling out today, so be looking for it on your Idol 3 5.5 any day now. I’m thrilled at the software support this device is getting. Hopefully we see this support continue and see Android version updates in the near future.
If you’re not familiar with the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, you can check out our full review here. In short, it’s a budget device that has all the right hardware for a great budget experience. My favorite feature is the dual front-firing speakers. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 can be picked up on Alcatel’s website or Amazon for the reasonable price of $249.99.
Do you own an Idol 3 5.5? What are your thoughts on the performance of the device? Excited for the update? What are your thoughts on the budget device? And how do you feel about Alcatel OneTouch’s software support? Let us know you thoughts by commenting below.