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LG Android Update: G4, G3, & G2 to Receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow Later This Month?

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September 15
12:54 PM 2015

Reported preparing for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow release, LG and mobile carriers in the US are reported to roll out the much-anticipated software later this month as it debuts. LG's flagship smartphones G4, G3 and G2 are expected to be among the select devices to receive Marshmallow's grand debut.

Although LG has kept mum about its future Android releases, reports are still firm that the South Korean tech titan will be skipping final Lollipop OS software version over Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to previous reports, LG is on the verge of preparing new features and improvements to incorporate with Google's OS.

This report has been made stronger when major mobile carriers in the US AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon are also busy preparing native updates to include in Marshmallow when Google and Motorola releases the green light.

Some mid-range smartphones and tablets of LG like G Vista, G Pad 7.0, G Flex 2, Leon, G Stylo, Optimus L90 already received the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update since last month until last week. This only means that the skipping report might only be applicable to flagships devices of the company. There has been no final however coming straight from LG.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is reported to release later this month through over-the-air update. This automatic update comes only to devices connected to a Wi-Fi. It is recommended not to use data connection to avoid interruptions.

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, G3, and G2 are as follows:

 

LG G4

LG G3

LG G2

AT&T

Android 5.1 Lollipop

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Sprint

Android 5.1 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop

T-Mobile

Android 5.1 Lollipop

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

US Cellular

Android 5.1 Lollipop

Android 5.1 Lollipop

Android 5.1 Lollipop

Verizon

Android 5.1 Lollipop

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Android 5.0 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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