AT&T Starts Rolling Out Android Marshmallow To The LG G4

February 9, 2016 - Written By Kishalaya Kundu

LG has been one of the Android OEMs that are taking the lead in rolling out Marshmallow to its users. Now, the AT&T model of the company’s 2015 flagship, the LG G4, is reportedly receiving the latest version of Android. US Cellular had already rolled out the update last month, while Sprint the first off the block, having rolled out Marshmallow to the G4 as far back as in December last year. Just last week, it was the turn of T-Mobile to roll out Android 6.0 to the G4, and earlier this month, Canadian G4 users on Rogers and Telus got their devices updated to the latest and greatest version of Android. There’s no word as yet on when Verizon will finally get around to doing what other, smaller carriers, have been doing for weeks now.

According to AT&T, the update is already live as of this Tuesday, and is being rolled out Over the Air (OTA). The update will require a Wi-Fi connection to be downloaded, as the file size comes in at a hefty 971 MB. The software version is H81020n, and the build number is MRA58K. While the T-Mo variant of the device had gotten its February security patches along with Marshmallow, AT&T doesn’t seem to be rolling out those patches just as yet – or at least, there’s no mention of that on AT&T’s website by the looks of it. The changelog, either way, is pretty spartan and doesn’t list anything beyond ‘Android 6.0 Marshmallow’ and ‘Video Calling’ as the changes that will hit the device after installing the incoming update.

The software has just started rolling out, so it might be a while before all users everywhere will receive the update notification. Users however, may also check for the update manually by going over to Settings > General > About > Update. While neither LG nor AT&T has specifically listed a detailed changelog as yet, the latest software is expected to bring native Marshmallow features like Google Now on Tap, an all-new app drawer, an app permissions manager and more intuitive volume controls. Meanwhile, a number of other LG phones have also recently got the Marshmallow treatment, including the G3 and the V10. While Taiwanese vendor HTC has also rolled out Android 6.0 to a number of its devices over the past several weeks, the largest Android OEM, Samsung Electronics, has been one of the slowest to roll out the latest and greatest version of Android to its devices globally.