Trending News

LG G2 Android Update: LG and Mobile Carriers Prepping Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Close
September 11
10:19 AM 2015

LG is reportedly skipping the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for one of its flagship smartphones G2. Reports surround the tech department that LG seems to be ironing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout for G2 while mid-range LG devices have already received the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop version.

 AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon units of LG G2 are now Marshmallow-bound as reported. Rumors have it that the major mobile carriers in the US are now preparing in the lab their own updates to add to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software as it nears release later this month.

Marshmallow software shall come over come through over-the-air update using a Wi-Fi connection. If prompted for the update, make sure battery life is at least 50% before proceeding with the download.

 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 G2 are as follows:

Phone

Current Software Version

Last Updated

AT&T LG G2

Android 5.0 Lollipop (D80030f)

April 14, 2015

Sprint LG G2

Android 5.0 Lollipop (ZVG)

August 27, 2015

T-Mobile LG G2

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (D80130b)

July 9, 2015

Verizon LG G2

Android 5.1 Lollipop (US99022a)

August 3, 2015

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.

© 2021 VCPOST, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Tags
Share

Comments

Join the Conversation

Subscribe to VCpost newsletter

Sign up for our Deals of the Day newsletter.
We will not spam you!

Real Time Analytics