The web is all a flutter about an update that is landing on LG G4 devices on AT&T’s network. The update is a minor one, coming in at 26.5MB’s, and actually was released on June 5th, which was the official launch date for the device. Being that updates don’t always hit devices immediately, it isn’t much of a surprise that it is just now starting to grace consumers devices. Unfortunately the update isn’t anything that is all that concerning. AT&T’s software update page for the LG G4 tells the story as it being an AT&T Address Book enhancement update.
The AT&T Address Book is AT&T’s app, of sorts, to back up and sync your contacts with the carrier. It makes it easy to retrieve your contacts if you are bouncing between various devices that sport different operating systems. It is also useful for those newer to Android who have saved their contacts to their device rather than their Gmail account. Similar situation for users coming from feature phones to smartphone. Believe me, it happens more than we all might think. AT&T bundles the app with the OS build since it is more of a service than an app, and runs the first time you try to get to your contacts. Hence the need to manually push an OTA to the device. While a bit archaic in the current era, it is still how some things get done. Hopefully they can migrate it out as an app and put it in the Play Store soon to help avoid this confusion in the future.