The LG V10 is on T-Mobile's list of devices to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow after all, despite some earlier confusion that seemed to indicate otherwise.
The smartphone started shipping globally back in October 2015, and T-Mobile was the first operator in the United States to jump onboard. However, weeks before T-Mobile launched the LG V10, the Uncarrier published a list noting which devices in its portfolio would receive an update to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. At that time, the LG V10 was not on that list.
While it's understandable why the LG V10 was not on that list because it had not hit T-Mobile yet, the matter later caused some confusion. More specifically, when the T-Mobile LG V10 did debut weeks after that list surfaced, some still thought that the handset's absence from the list meant that it would not get a taste of Marshmallow.
No definitive proof has been available to prove otherwise, but we now have confirmation straight from T-Mobile that the LG V10 is indeed set to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
T-Mobile hasn't started rolling out the update just yet, nor did it mention just when it will become available. Nevertheless, the carrier's update status page now lists the LG V10 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update as in the "Manufacturer Development" stage.
Manufacturer Development is the first stage of the update process, as it's virtually the starting point where both the OEM and the carrier agree to support the software update.
This means that the update is currently in the cards and will later go into carrier testing, before ultimately rolling out as an official OTA to the smartphone on T-Mobile.
Until Android 6.0 Marshmallow is ready to hit the device, the LG V10 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.
Despite not launching with the latest version of Android on board, however, the LG V10 still stirred quite some interest among consumers and tech observers alike. The main attraction of the device is its secondary ticker display located above the main touch screen, but the LG V10 has plenty of other tricks up its sleeve. In fact, the LG V10 is considered one of the best feature-packed smartphones currently available on the market.
To get a better idea of what this intriguing smartphone brings to the table, check out our LG V10 review roundup.