Unlocked models of most premium smartphones and tablets have already received Marshmallow from major manufacturers, but carrier-locked models haven’t been that fortunate. That rings true even more for tablets than for smartphones, but one such device is finally receiving the much-awaited Marshmallow update as per an official announcement by AT&T. LG Electronics has already rolled out Android Marshmallow to a number of its top-end and mid-range smartphones over the past several weeks, and with that out of the way, the South Korean tech giant has now apparently started working with its carrier partners to roll out the latest stable release of Android to its G Pad X 10.1 tablet.
America’s second-largest wireless carrier, AT&T, is now reportedly rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the aforementioned tablet, which happens to be a premium device launched last year by LG Electronics. The incoming software is a rather hefty download at 869 MB, but that’s probably to be expected, seeing as this is a major version update. Installing the file will bump up the software version on the G Pad X 10.1 to V93020f, while the build number will jump to MRA58K. Another important thing to note is that the security patch level will also be updated to May 2016 with the latest incoming software.
AT&T has published a changelog for the update saying that it has removed some apps from the device while adding a few new ones to the mix. For example, the ‘Keeper’ and ‘Kindle’ apps have been removed from the tablet, while ‘myAT&T’ will now be preloaded. As per the official changelog, ‘Ready2Go’ has also apparently been replaced by ‘Setup & Transfer’, while AT&T Mail and AT&T Message apps now have a VPL added, as does the DIRECTV app. AT&T seems to have pushed through another little change as well, updating its ‘AT&T Locker’ app to version 2.0.
Either way, now that the update seems to have started rolling out, it should reach all users of the device sooner rather than later, but users wanting to check for the availability of the new software manually should also be able to do so by going into the ‘Settings’ menu, then tapping on ‘About Tablet’, choosing ‘Update Center’ and then finally selecting the ‘Software Update’ option. Once there, just tapping on ‘Update Now’ should do the trick if the update is available in your region.