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Verizon LG G3 Getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update: Apparently Miracles Do Happen

22 January 2016, 5:01 am EST By Horia Ungureanu Tech Times
Verizon LG G3 owners from the United States got a late Christmas miracle. As it turns out, Verizon customers started receiving the long overdue OTA update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.  ( LG )

Android device owners on Verizon received promising news from the carrier, as it is about to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This applies especially to LG G3 owners, who already say they received the official Marshmallow upgrade.

It should be noted that Verizon Wireless has yet to officially confirm the update, as the information comes strictly from the carrier's customers. Mobile technology enthusiasts are aware that some Android devices involve a long wait when it comes to OS updates.

Considering how long Verizon usually takes to deliver updates, it is almost unbelievable that the company started upgrading its LG G3 to Marshmallow. US carriers are among the most vulnerable to delayed over-the-air (OTA) updates when compared with mobile operators from the rest of the world.

It has become a habit for LG to test upcoming OS updates in European countries, such as Poland. Due to this policy, Polish LG G3 users already received the Marshmallow treat as early as December last year.

As shocking as it might sound, user Jrdnram_98 posted on Reddit that he started receiving the OTA update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow on his Verizon LG G3. Jrdnram_98 even posted a screenshot to prove it. A number of hours after his news hit Reddit, other LG G3 owners confirmed the update.

Verizon is (in)famous for taking a long time to deliver the latest OS to its Android handset clients. 

To get a better idea, let us take a short trip down memory lane. Last year, while Google was delivering Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Nexus owners, Verizon made sure that its LG G3 clients remained faithful to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Hard pressed to catch up with other Android devices, Verizon finally released Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to LG G3 phones back in October 2015.

Verizon may be getting better at this game, if the new Marshmallow release is any indication. 

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