LG has been very active in recent times with rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to its newer and older devices.
The latest device to receive the Marshmallow update is LG V10, but this is only affecting those on AT&T as other carriers have already availed the OS. Other models such as last year’s LG G4 and LG G3 have already received the update, but the latter device has only seen the update on Verizon, with other carriers yet to confirm when this update will start showing up.
While LG has not listed the 2013 LG G2 as one of the devices to receive this Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, it seems Verizon will be going contrary to this by actually rolling out a software upgrade to this old device. Usually, software updates rarely reach devices that are over two years in the market and with the G2 well past this mark; it will come as a surprise for many users of this phone.
In a recently leaked benchmark, a Verizon-powered LG G2 was sported to be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As a result, speculations have been ongoing, claiming that the device might see this update come its way. Despite this, Verizon has not mentioned a thing about this possibility. In fact, the LG G2 is not listed by the carrier to receive the Marshmallow update.
According to the benchmarks, LG G2 is still capable of performing perfectly with the new software. Whether this will result in a change of heart from LG or not is still unknown, but it is highly unlikely. Still, you can expect to see a flurry of custom ROMs being developed based on Marshmallow and aimed towards giving the G2 the latest Android experience.
LG G2 Marshmallow update still not available
Despite the fact that benchmarks showed that LG G2 can run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the OS hasn’t been made available for this device yet. However, given that Verizon is possibly working on pushing the firmware to the device, it is possible that other carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile will follow the same route.
Don’t get too excited, though, since the LG G2 is not listed on any of the carriers’ schedules as far as rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow is concerned. But if the operating system comes your way, you will be able to take advantage of the Doze feature, Google Now on Tap as well as improved apps permissions system. It gets even better as the new OS now lets developers integrate fingerprint authentication into their apps.