It’s been more than three months since the LG G3 was first spotted with the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. This was actually somewhere in Poland.
A few weeks later, the LG G3 Marshmallow update made its way to the United States. However, this was only available to those using the two-year old LG flagship on Verizon. The lack of this latest Google firmware flavor on the LG G3 on T-Mobile and AT&T has left many frustrated. But it seems the long wait is finally over as both two carriers are reportedly rolling out the software update to this 2014 smartphone.
On AT&T, expect the updated LG G3 to spot build number MRA58K. However, don’t expect that it will reach everyone using the carrier at the same time. Usually, AT&T phases out its updates, thus, it might take some time before the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow hits your G3. The good thing is that you can be guaranteed the update is finally here. If you can keep waiting, you can still perform a manual check whether the update is ready for downloading on your device. Simply hit the Settings app and find the About phone option on the lower end of the menu. Proceed by selecting the Software Information menu and you will be notified if the update is ready or not.
As far as T-Mobile users of the G3 are concerned, the update is currently available via the LG PC Suite. Even though an OTA update is not yet available, the fact that LG G3 units can be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow via PCs means the OTA update is just around the corner.
With this update, you will be treated to the latest features and improvements from Google. Some of the most notable new additions include the Doze feature that will add more life to your phone’s battery life thanks to its smart power management abilities; there is an enhanced version of the company’s virtual digital assistant known as Google Now on Tap; as well as better control over the permissions that installed apps are allowed to access at any given moment.
As usual, the software update will aslo include improvements in performance, a refreshed interface as well as fixes to bugs from the previous version. Speaking of the previous version, the LG G3 made its debut in 2014 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat on board. It is advisable that you update your phone to the latest version since this is possibly its last software update as it will be over three years by the time the upcoming Android N is released officially.