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Verizon's LG V10 is about to get its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

Verizon's LG V10 is about to get its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

In what could easily be considered a surprise from the nation's largest carrier, Verizon announced earlier today that the LG V10 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will start spreading to its carrier-branded version of the phone tomorrow.

The international (unlocked) variant of the LG V10 only started receiving its slice of Marshmallow earlier in the month. Verizon is not usually associated with the notion of timely Android updates, but it looks like Big Red will make an exception to this rule. Unless the official Verizon web page describing the update is an error on Verizon's part, the update should start rolling out tomorrow.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Verizon LG V10 will bring the phone on software version VS99022A. As expected, the update will bring all of the features that you'd normally expect from the current-generation Android version, such as Google Now on Tap, the battery-saving Doze mode, individual app permissions, as well as a range of performance and battery life tweaks. If this is the first time you're hearing about the new Android version, make sure to head on over to our full Android 6.0 Marshmallow review for a detailed analysis.

As with all OTA updates, this one will probably roll out in stages, meaning that not everyone will get the update tomorrow. If you're rocking a Verizon-branded LG V10, then your phone should launch a notification when it detects that the new update is available for download. Do note that the size of the OTA file should be considerable, and that you'll probably have to download it over a Wi-Fi network. Obviously, you can always manually check for the update by heading over to Settings -> About phone -> Software updates.

Interestingly, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T have all yet to update their own carrier-branded versions of the LG V10 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but we'll be here to let you know as soon the updates start rolling out.

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posted on 23 Mar 2016, 20:25

1. mbp432 (Posts: 21; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)

Wow, that should help with the extremely fast battery drainage issues.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 21:16

2. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)

No, it won't help much. Snapdragon 808 with Quad HD is where LG went wrong. SD808 just isn't good enough at handling such resolution.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 21:21

3. KFear (Posts: 145; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

I agree. The battery is doomed on this thing. The V10 is a ton of good things wrapped up in a bit of a disaster of a package. IMO the device is bulky, the second screen is very gimmicky, and the battery life is below average. Sure, the camera, screen, storage, and manual settings are awesome. I just wish that damn second screen slimmed down the phone more by not being there!.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 22:35

4. rsiders (Posts: 1073; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Interestingly enough there are certain days when battery life is really good on my V10. Its really weird. I'm hoping the update stabilizes the software where more of those really good battery life days happen. Other than that no complaints about the V10 not even the size which I initially thought would be an issue.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 14:31

5. dbmcelroy (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Nov 2015)

I just finished up date. It went smooth no issues. I don't see any noticeable difference from Lollipop yet.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 14:37

6. 29mick15 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Mar 2016)

I use LG's variant of Andriod. It seems like every feature I've seen talked about in other reviews of Marshmellow was already on the v10 in some form. Only new thing that's popped out at me is Google on Tap.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 08:09

7. dbmcelroy (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Nov 2015)

I hope i'm wrong here, but it seems that the battery life is worse after Marshmallow? Is anyone else feeling the same?

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