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LG G3 in Canada gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

March 31, 2016 - Written By Cory McNutt

The LG G3 is finally receiving its Marshmallow update per our source – below is a screenshot depicting the 777MB update in progress.  All carriers, including Rogers, Bell, Telus as well as Fido, MTS, Virgin, SaskTel, Koodo and Videotron, are now pushing out this highly anticipated update.  To launch the update, go to Settings -> About -> Software -> Update and you should be on your way to enjoying Now on Tap, Doze and other Marshmallow goodies.  The LG G3 came with KitKat back in August 2014 before updating to Lollipop in February 2015 – so over a year has lapsed since the LG G3’s last real update.

The LG G3 was certainly one of the most anticipated devices released in 2014 – it would be the first mass produced device with the, now standard flagship fare, a Quad HD (2K or QHD) display, forcing the other manufacturers to follow their lead.  It also marked the beginning of great cameras in mainstream Android smartphones.  The iPhone was always the leader in this area, but today, the flagships from LG, Nexus and Samsung have all tested out better than the iPhone in recent comparisons.  LG also introduced Laser Autofocus and served notice that LG was here to do battle.  You could get a full 3GB of RAM in the 32GB model, expandable via a microSD card.  The LG G3 carried over the LG G2’s back-button design and LG software features such as Knock Code and Knock On.

The LG G3 was the first device to fool us into believing it was made from aluminum – it turned out to be plastic with an aluminum ‘paint-job.’ The rear buttons were still there, only improved, and really a great placement once you got used to it.  The LG G3 sports a display of 5.5-inches with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, which works out to 538 pixels-per-inch (PPI).  While it was certainly sharp, the overall look was rather dull – something LG corrected in the LG G4.  The brains behind the LG G3 was the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz.  They offered a 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB variation with memory expandable by 128GB in either model.  It sported an excellent 13MP camera with laser autofocus, OIS+ and dual-tone LED flash.  The front-facing camera (FFC) was handled by a 2.1MP for selfies and video chatting.  A 3000mAh removable battery powered the LG G3 and had optional wireless charging capability.

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