Yesterday, Verizon started pushing out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its LG G4, G3 and HTC One M9, a little bit too late for Valentine’s day. The LG G4 is receiving the version VS98624C, while the version VS98546A is for the G3. Also, the HTC One M9 has jumped to version 3.37.605.7.
After HTC’s Mo Versi has announced on Twitter that the One M9 will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Verizon didn’t hesitate to roll out the update to this model. Besides, the latest Android build was made available to LG’s G4 and G3 flagships, and we’ve already told you in the intro what versions of 6.0 Marshmallow they’ve received. Verizon has also given details about all new features alongside short descriptions and screenshots, so the users will know how Marshmallow will look like. However, Sprint and T-Mobile were quicker in delivering the update to HTC’s One M9, but now, the Verizon subscribers are enjoying the new features of 6.0 Marshmallow. Those who weren’t notified for the OTA update who don’t have patience to wait until the firmware will be sent to their devices can check for the update manually.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with a huge number of new features, such as Now on Tap, Auto app data backup, Doze and App standby, microSD support for installing applications on external storage, support for fingerprint scanners, Android Pay – the new mobile payment system which made its debut on Google’s Nexus 5X and 6P devices, Direct Share, app permissions, silent mode and WiFi calling for the G4.
The One M9 is a mid-tier flagship with a 5-inch screen that supports a Full HD resolution at 441, it’s powered by an octa core processor clocked at 2GHz, which is based on a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset along with an Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It has a 20MP primary camera with f/2.2 optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1/2.4″ sensor size and 1.2 µm pixel size, while its other camera is the familiar 4MP Ultrapixel shooter from the back of the One M8.
Both the G4 and G3 have the same screen sized at 5.5-inch and supporting a QHD resolution at 538ppi. The latest model is powered by a hexa core clocked at 1.8GHz, which is housed by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 chipset alongside an Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM and has a primary camera of 16MP with f/1.8 optics, laser autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, and a secondary camera of 8MP. The G3 is powered by a quad core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and supported by a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset alongside an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM/3GB of memory or 2GB of RAM/16GB of memory. Its primary camera supports an aperture of f/2.4 and offers features such as phase detection/laser autofocus, OIS, dual-LED flash, 1/3″ sensor size and 1.12 µm pixel size, while the secondary camera is only 2.1MP.