With all the news about Samsung, HTC, Sony, and other smartphone brands getting the latest Android Marshmallow upgrades, LG owners may be starting to wonder, what about us? Don’t worry, you haven’t been forgotten. As reported in our last update on Marshmallow updates for LG phones, the major carriers in the United States have been getting ready to roll out the latest available Android software. So, has there been any progress since then?
As of now, AT&T has released the update for LG G4 phones, and Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Cellular are expected to follow suit soon. In the meantime, Verizon has rolled out Android Marshmallow upgrades for LG G3 devices, but release dates for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular have yet to be announced. There are reports circling around that the LG G2 handsets are also going to get updates, but none of the network carriers have given any specific details on that. Aside from the LG G4, LG G3, and LG G2, the other LG smartphones that are expected to receive Android OS upgrades are G Flex 2, the G4 Stylo, and the V10.
As for the anticipated LG G5, it is expected to come with the Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 software. To take your mind off all the waiting for your turn to get the latest Android OS update, get to know more about the latest creation from LG that the world is excitedly waiting for. This baby is expected to take on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7. It brags a beautiful new design and a whole lot of options. The LG G5 has a 5.3-inch 2560 x 1440 Quantum HD display and the screen has a 2k resolution. This gives users clear text and more pixels on a slightly smaller screen, which enhances the overall visual experience. The casing is all aluminum and gives the phone an elegant look and a nice feel. It has three cameras, a micro-SD slot for additional storage, and a fingerprint scanner for added security.
The LG G5 specs are of the latest cutting edge technology and this makes it one of the most powerful phones currently. It has a Snapdragon 820 Quad-core processor, which improves graphics for gaming and video editing. The RAM is 4 GB, perfect for the Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 software. Battery life is better, owing in part to the improved efficiency of the Snapdragon processor. Plus, this smartphone comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C charging port, allowing the LG G5 to charge from 0% to 50% in an amazingly fast 20 minutes. A full recharge will take only something under 70 minutes.
One of the unique features of the LG G5 is the ‘magic slot’, which you can release with a click of a button. Once you do that, the entire bottom of the phone slides off with the battery attached, and you can replace it with your spare battery in a matter of seconds. Aside from that, the magic slot will open ports where you can add accessories that will transform the LG G5 into a Hi-Fi audio device and digital camera among other things. There are a ton of other goodies that go with the G5 so stay alert for more updates on its release.