When it comes to software updates, carrier model devices tend to be the slowest at getting them due to the testing and certification that the updates have to go through before the carrier will push the software out to smartphone owners. Out of the major U.S. carriers, Verizon Wireless usually ends up being one of the slowest at rolling out software updates to phones. Sometimes the wait is worth it, and that might be the feeling of subscribers who are still using the LG G3 or the LG G4 flagships, as Verizon has started rolling out the Android 6.0 software update to both those devices as of today.
Verizon trails the other top carrier in the U.S., AT&T, who started updating their version of the LG G4 to Android Marshmallow as of last week. It’s worth noting that although the update has begun for some Verizon subscribers with either model phone, not all subscribers will be getting the update immediately, and there may be some customers who don’t get the update to Android Marshmallow until later on this week. If you haven’t received the update notification on your device just yet, there is still a chance it could end up surfacing later on today. Alternatively, you could opt to check and see if the update is available for your LG G3 or LG G4 manually by navigating to settings then about phone and tap the software update button to do the check.
Both of LG’s last two flagships aren’t the only phones on Verizon’s network to get a software update today, as the HTC One M9 was slated to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Verizon on February 16th, and right on schedule they started pushing out the software to HTC One M9 owners. The LG G4 on T-Mobile also started receiving software updates to Android Marshmallow earlier this morning as well. For Verizon LG G3 and LG G4 owners, Marshmallow brings a handful of improvements to the software like Doze Mode, more granular permissions control, WiFi Calling, Now On Tap, Silent Mode, Direct Share, and more. There doesn’t seem to be any detail about how large the software update is, but chances are it’s going to be large enough that you’ll want to download the update via WiFi.