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Android device updates: Verizon LG V10, Sprint Galaxy Note 4, 5, and S6 Edge+ jump to Marshmallow

Phones new and old are getting their turn aboard the Marshmallow train this week. The wait was relatively short for LG’s V10, while some older Samsung phones are finally in the game. A ton of security and stability fixes are also on the way, a sign that Google’s effort to push regular security patches is gaining traction.

Each week, we compile all the major software updates to hit the Android ecosystem, including phones and tablets on U.S. carriers, unlocked phones, Android Wear smartwatches, and Android TV devices. Making sure your device is running the latest available software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features with fewer bugs and gaping security holes.

Verizon

LG V10: The Marshmallow update is coming your way, which will be welcome news for sure. It brings all the goodness of Android 6.0, along with better connectivity to Big Red’s network. 

G3: The Verizon model of this older (in smartphone years, anyway) device is getting the March security update, so you should be safe from the latest malware threats. Verizon notes you’ll also see the phone awaken faster from a sleep slate.

G4: Same story here, with the latest security patches and the same improvement to waking from a sleep mode.

Galaxy S7: Verizon is sending out a small maintenance patch to the newest Galaxy flagship. It’s slated to improve Wi-fi connectivity and some issues with loading webpages. 

Galaxy S7 Edge: That maintenance update is also hitting the bigger and curvier new Galaxy phone, so look for it in an over-the-air update. It’s set to address some issues with Wi-Fi and network connectivity as well.

Sprint

Galaxy Note 4: The wait was long, but Marshmallow is finally here if you’re using the Sprint-branded Note 4. Look for an over-the-air update to hit your phone soon.

Galaxy Note 5: The Note 5 was a pretty fantastic device, and if all goes well this Marshmallow update will improve your phone with Doze and all the other new features of Android 6.0.

Galaxy S6 Edge+: If you have this big, curved-edge phone then you’re also set for your taste of Marshmallow. Sprint says the update should also bring you up to date with the latest security patches.

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