LG G4 was among the first devices to receive the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. However, it is only until now that the LG V10, which was released towards the end of last year, is receiving the same software update.
It is important to note that LG V10 users on T-Mobile and Verizon have already received this new software version; it is those using the phablet on AT&T that are currently receiving the Marshmallow update. Of course, don’t expect to have this new software on the same day as all other V10 users. This is because AT&T will be rolling it out gradually; hence, it may reach your device at a later time.
If you can’t wait any longer, you can still head to the Settings of your LG V10 and hit on the About Device option at the bottom of the settings menu. Tap on Software Update and you will know whether the download is ready for your device or not. Make sure you have enough storage space on your device for the update weighs about 1GB. Also, it is advisable that you connect your device to a Wi-Fi internet source when updating as well as make sure it is at least 70% charged or connected to a power source.
In the new update, users of LG V10 will be treated to the new Doze Mode that helps reduce the amount of battery power used when the phone is on standby. Furthermore, users will enjoy an enhanced version of Google’s digital assistant – Google Now on Tap. With this revamped version, users will be able to perform searches based on what is currently displayed on the screen. It gets even better as you will no longer give apps permissions as they demand, instead, you will be in control of what permissions to give to an app as well as when to do so.
LG G4 Beat, LG G3 Beat and G Flex 2 to receive the Marshmallow firmware
As of now, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is already available for those using last year’s LG G4 on all U.S. carriers. However, the same cannot be said of 2014’s LG G3. As it seems, it can only be confirmed that Verizon users of the G3 have the Marshmallow update available. However, the update will soon be coming to other carriers as well.
Last year, LG came in with a mid-range smartphone in the shape of LG G4 Beat, otherwise known as LG G4 S. This was a continuation of the previous year’s LG G3 Beat. These two phones are the trimmed-down versions of the two flagships and according to the Korean company, the LG G4 Beat, and LG G3 Beat will both be updated with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Those using the LG G Flex 2 can also have something to smile about as the company has promised the update will come soon.
The dates of these updates cannot be confirmed, but all we know is that it will be happening sometimes later this year.
As far as the 2013 flagship – LG G2 – is concerned, it is possible that the update might be availed for some carriers. Recently, a benchmark leak showed that Marshmallow could work perfectly on the LG G2; however, the device is not listed by the company among those to receive the Android update.