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LG G4 Android Update: LG & Mobile Carriers on the Verge of Android 6.0 Marshmallow Preparation

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September 11
9:48 AM 2015

LG has been reported in the tech department that it might be skipping the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for its flagship devices including G4. While mid-range LG smartphones and tablets have already received the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, G4 units on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon are now Marshmallow-bound.

Reports tell that mobile carriers in the US are now busy prepping the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update as it nears release which is slated this month. Marshmallow software shall come over come through over-the-air update using a Wi-Fi connection.

If notified for the download, ensure battery life is still at 50% before downloading the update. Storage should have an extra memory space depending on the download's file size. The update will come in stages which means it will come to other units on a later time.

Current software version status of LG G4 are as follows:

Phone

Current Software Version

Last Updated

LG G4 (AT&T)

Android 5.1 Lollipop

August 31, 2015

LG G4 (Sprint)

Android 5.1 Lollipop

-

LG G4 (T-Mobile)

Android 5.1 Lollipop

August 31, 2015

LG G4 (US Celullar)

Android 5.1 Lollipop

August 3, 2015

LG G4 (Verizon)

Android 5.1 Lollipop

-

To check the software version of the phone, just go to Home > Settings > About device. Read the software version.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow will bring new features and improvements. Here's a peek of what to come for Marshmallow.

  • Emergency calls automatically appears with the nearest contact center and current location. The dialer performs some notable actions when dialing 911 or other registered emergency number. When dialed, the name of the number will appear on the screen, covered on a GPS map of your current location.
  • The new API level 23 introduces support to the fingerprint scanner for a better enrolment experience. It will also bring better error reporting, and enumeration support. The user-facing app permission controls and behaviors have been changed.
  • A rotatable home screen will now function in landscape format for apps and home screen.
  • The new app drawer removes the alphabetical divider and idle space at the end of some sections. This makes the drawer to more faster. A delete option to the screenshot has been added in the notification drawer.
  • Status bar icons can be personalized based on favorites or frequency of use. Those who are idle apps for quite some time users will have the option to remove them.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow will also features a RAM manager, network settings reset option, storage overhaul, personalized Chrome tabs, supports for Android Pay and USB Type-C, app links, and a lot more.

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