Deal: LG Selling Replacement Batteries and Charging Cradles for $15, Bundles for $20

For a limited time on LG’s website, the company is hosting a promotion on replacement batteries and charging cradles for the LG G3, G4, and V10. With the promo, owners of these devices can pick up replacement batteries for $15, as well as charging cradles for said batteries at the same $15 price. If you bundle a charging cradle and replacement battery for the V10 or G4, LG is only charging $20 for the couple, which isn’t bad at all.  (more…)

Video: LG G5 vs. G4 vs. G3

I mention this in the hands-on comparison video of the LG G5 vs. G4 vs. G3 below, but I’ll say it again here – you just don’t see phones make this big of jumps from one year to the next very often anymore. LG should be applauded for what they have accomplished over the last 10 or so months to get to the G5. The G5, by all means, is a massive upgrade over the G4, which was a very good phone in its own right.  (more…)

Verizon’s LG G4, G3, and HTC One M9 are Probably Getting Marshmallow Tomorrow (Updated: Yep!)

Today, Verizon updated its “Advanced Devices Software Updates” list, showing that the LG G4, G3, and HTC One M9 are all scheduled to receive updates tomorrow, February 16. For whatever reason, they didn’t actually update any of the individual support pages for each device (maybe because it’s still the 15th), so (officially) we don’t necessarily know what the updates are for. My guess – they are all Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Well, the updates for the G4 and One M9 should be Marshmallow.  (more…)

Verizon’s LG G3 Gets Update to Android 5.1.1 “VS98535B”

According to a handful of our readers, the LG G3 on Verizon is receiving a 353MB update to Android 5.1.1. The software version is VS98535B and the Android build is LMY47V.

We are still waiting for Verizon to post a changelog, but the update appears to be live for almost everyone. Feel free to try and pull it by heading into Settings>About phone>Software updates>Check for updates.  (more…)

These T-Mobile Devices Will Get Updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Lost in yesterday’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow bag of Nexus glory was a subtle announcement from T-Mobile as to which of its devices will receive the update to Google’s latest tasty treat. Via their software update status page, we can see a list of devices that have all entered the early development stage for the upgrade to Android 6.0.

Outside of the Nexus devices they support, which are about to receive the update, the rest are all still in stage 1, which is “Manufacturer Development.” In other words, T-Mobile is waiting for each individual OEM to get them updates for testing before being able to push it to your phone. It’ll be a while on some of these, unfortunately.  (more…)

Verizon’s LG G3 is Getting an Update Today, Hopefully to Fix All of Its Many Issues

The LG G3 on Verizon did not benefit from Lollipop. Sure, everything on the phone looks prettier without KitKat, but that prettiness, unfortunately, has also meant having a phone that hardly performs normal (and critical) smartphone functions. Don’t believe me? Go look at Verizon’s community forum for the G3. It’s all lawsuit threats, complaints about this or that bug, and users asking how they can go back to Android 4.4. Almost immediately after the phone received its update to Android 5.0, the complaints started. Here we are almost three months later and they haven’t even slowed.

With that said, I may have good news, frustrated G3 owners. An update is ready to rollout to your phone!  (more…)