LG G3 smartphone users are likely to receive the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS update in the near future as the handset-maker has published the open source code of the software package. An LG open-source forum listing has made the open-source firmware package available for developers.
The update is applicable to international unlocked variants of the LG G3 smartphones bearing model number LGD855. You can view the source code and licenses here.
According to reports, carrier-driven LG G3 variants will get the Marshmallow OS update at a later date. Apart from G3, users of the LG G4 residing in Europe can check their smartphones for a new OTA notification representing the Marshmallow 6.0 update. According to GSMArena, the Android M update is currently live for G4 users in Germany, while Reddit forum members have suggested that the LG Bridge is required to download the update manually.
Key technical specs of LG G3
Despite being a relatively older flagship, the G3 features key technical specs such as:
- 5.5in display, protected by Gorilla Glass 3
- Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) OS upgradeable to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- 2.5GHz quad-core CPU within a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC
- 13MP rear camera
- 2.1MP front camera
- 2/3GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage corresponding to RAM
- MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 128GB
- LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
- 3,000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery, claimed to offer talktime of up to 21 hours on 3G.