While some devices are starting to await the Marshmallow software as Google started pushing it out to Nexus devices yesterday, some phones are still waiting on the latest version of Android Lollipop. One of those devices is Verizon’s LG G3 which looks to have just begun receiving updates to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop build LMY47V. The entirety of the update is about 353MB in size so it’s certainly not just a small software patch, but it also isn’t nearly as large as when the original Lollipop update came through which was around 650MB-700MB for most devices coming from KitKat. Having said that, 353MB is still a large file download so it’s recommended to complete over WiFi, and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a full battery before you begin the download and installation process as you don’t want your device powering off on you in the middle of the update.
As for what the update entails, it’s hard to say at the moment since Verizon hasn’t posted the changelog for the software update. Most likely users will see a general similarity to the Lollipop updates for other LG G3 models but exact changes, especially any Verizon Wireless specific ones aren’t known just yet. Verizon should post the changelog later today though most likely, and if not today it won’t be far off.
If you haven’t seen the update show up on your device yet, there’s no need to worry as it appears to be live for the majority of users, and should show up soon enough. Having said that you can always check for the update manually by navigating into the settings menu, scrolling down to about phone and tapping on it, then tapping software updates. If it’s available for your device it should tell you as such. While there is no guarantee that Verizon’s LG G3 model will get the jump to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t since other models will probably receive the update. It being last year’s flagship model and all, it’s still within the timeframe to receive software update support, so Verizon LG G3 owners can perhaps look at this as a stepping stone on the way to Marshmallow.