The LG G Vista 2 is a mid-range smartphone that was released in November 2015 with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and AT&T sells it for $348.99 (retail price) or with a two-year contract and the monthly subscription starts at $11.64. This American carrier just announced that the device will be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the next days, but we can’t confirm if the update started rolling out or not in the US.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings new features, but we’ll remind only a few of them: Doze mode app permissions, Google Now on Tap, Voice Search directly from the lock screen, smart lock for passwords and more. In addition to these improvements, AT&T has included Video Call, which wasn’t enabled for the LG G Vista 2 until now.
Users who want to manually check if the update is available for their devices can head to Settings > General > About Phone > Update Center > Software Update and download from there, but before they install Marshmallow on the LG G Vista 2, it’s recommended to perform a data backup to an SD card or PC, in order to not lose important information after the upgrade.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be rolled out over the air, which means that it will be available in stages and users will need to wait patiently until they will receive the update notification. Also, we suggest them to connect to a wireless network in order to download the update, as the software will come with a file size of 892MB.
LG G Vista 2 – Specs
This model has a design similar to that of the LG G4, featuring a plastic shell with a 3D diamond pattern and the Power and Volume buttons sit below the 13MP rear camera with OIS, laser autofocus and LED flash. On the front side, above the 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD resolution is placed a 5MP secondary camera. Likewise the Galaxy Note series, the LG G Vista 2 features a stylus with which users can take notes or draw directly on the screen.
Under the hood, the device has a Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 chipset which is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU backed by an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM, and the internal memory has a capacity of 16GB, but it can be doubled with a microSD card. The battery is removable and its capacity is 3000mAh.