Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow has still not reached all intended devices but the rollout is slowly catching up. According to recent reports, HTC One M9 and LG G4 devices are now in line for the said update.
Adoption still remains a challenge for Google’s Android firmware, but OEMs are working constantly to bring the update to as many devices. Along with OEMs, network carriers are also working on releasing the update as fast as possible. Recently, Sprint HTC One M9 units joined the Marshmallow party. The network just announced the release of the update starting Friday last week.
The update comes with firmware version 3.41.651.3 offering the standard Android 6.0 Marshmallow features like redesigned app permissions, Google Now on Tap and Doze. Sprint’s rollout of the update comes barely a month following the release of the software to Canadian carrier variants. Those with unlocked units already got the update starting December.
As for LG, the LG G4 unit under T-Mobile will soon have acess to the update. Specifically, those with LG G4 (model number H811) units should expect the OTA soon. Other variants under the same OEM already got access to the firmware so it should just be a matter of time before the G4 units have theirs. LG and T-Mobile did not confirm the rollout yet, but according to GSM Arena, several users were already reporting the update on Reddit. Majority of those who got access installed the firmware using LG Bridge software for PCs and Macs. However, people might need to watch out for more information for the OTA release.
Just like other Android updates, it is best to wait for the notification to be sure about the firmware. However, for those bold enough to try the Marshmallow, there are custom ROMs available. Users are advised to take extra care when using custom ROMs because flashing devices wrongly can lead to bricked units.