These days, the mobile market is all about LG’s latest flagship, the metal made (and plastic primer painted) G5. The new phone features an all new design with a modular expansion bay that has a lot of people talking. Also important however, is LG’s late-2015 offering, the V10. Featuring a unique “ticker” second screen display, the phone was virtually indestructible when tested against daily drops – and even then some – and caught a lot of attention in its own right.
T-Mobile, via Senior Product Manager Des Smith, has just Tweeted that the Un-carrier’s V10 is set to net Android Marshmallow next week:
T-Mobile’s update will serve as the second US carrier to push the Marshmallow upgrade out for the phone, as Verizon Wireless began to update its variant last month.
It should be noted that while Mr. Smith has indeed made the above Tweet, his use of the word “should” does imply that the plan is to roll-out the update: There are always last minute bugs or issues that can interfere with any given carrier’s plans. Likewise, even should everything go as planned, it may take several days or even weeks for the update to be pushed OTA to everyone’s individual device.
LG had indicated last year that the V10 would receive Android 6.0 around this time, though some users may have been a bit disappointed by the wait. To be fair, unlike the more traditional G4, which has long since been running Marshmallow, the V10’s second display creates its own set of unique coding challenges and hurdles for LG to deal with. Additionally as the phone was not the cornerstone flagship of 2015, it follows that the G4 would receive more pressing priority.
Android 6.0 brings a number of new features to the V10, including Doze – a new power-optimizing feature when a device is resting – and granular notifications which let users have specific control over what parts of their phone apps may have access to.
So T-Mobile V10 owners, what do you think? Are you excited to get all mushy with Marshmallow? Is the update arriving earlier than expected, or are you ticked off about having had to wait as long as you have? Leave a comment or two below and let everyone know!