While Android N is being tested on both Nexus and Non-Nexus devices prior to Google I/O introduction, the Marshmallow update is still being actively rolled out to various Android handsets across the globe. Samsung devices have been receiving the firmware update in phases and now, it’s time for LG.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for LG G3 from 2014 is being rolled out to both AT&T and T-Mobile customers. In the case of AT&T, G3 owners can navigate to phone’s Settings -> About Device -> Software Update to see the notification. Upon downloading and installing the update, the LG G3 should show the following software version: D85030k.
T-Mobile LG G3 variants, on the other hand, is not getting the OTA update as of today, however, device owners can manually download and install the Android 6.0 update with the help of LG's desktop software. GSM Arena, however, cautions that not all will be seeing the downloadable file at this point.
Furthermore, this firmware package also contains March security patches, along with Marshmallow goodness. However, LG G3 owners should note that the current OS version is Android 6.0, instead of the widely available Android 6.0.1.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update comes bundled with the Doze Mode. This helpful Mode puts the handset to deep sleep after an extended period of inactivity and in turn, saves the stand-by battery life of any Android device. This version also brings in Google Now on Tap, which helps with contextual search depending on the content displayed on the smartphone’s screen.
The Android 6.0 update gives greater control over app permissions to the device user. Lastly, scores of cool emojis can be enjoyed after installing the firmware bundle.