Verizon Wireless is launching the latest Android security patch on two of LG’s smartphones released back in 2015, specifically the LG V10 and LG G4. The software version is identified as “VS99028A” for the LG V10 and “VS9862BA” for the LG G4, and as usual, the update is distributed over-the-air (OTA) and should precede an update notification.
Verizon makes no mention of any other changes included in these latest updates, as the main focus is the “most up to date” Android security patch, presumably for the month of June. Having said that, LG V10 and LG G4 users are advised to apply the update as soon as possible in order to maintain their smartphones’ security and make away with certain vulnerabilities within the Android platform. Verizon Wireless advises users to apply the update while their smartphones have their batteries fully charged, and preferably over an active Wi-Fi network in order to avoid slow download speeds.
The LG V10 and LG G4 were the South Korean company’s top tier smartphones throughout 2015, with the LG G4 having been launched in April 2015 and the LG V10 in the second half of the year. Both devices ran Android 5.1.1 Lollipop at launch and both have been upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. LG previously confirmed that the Android Nougat update for the LG V10 will become available in the second half of the year, and true enough the smartphone made the jump to Android Nougat in South Korea last month, May 2017. As for the LG G4, the company intends on launching Android Nougat in the third quarter of the year. However, the LG V10 and LG G4 owners who have acquired their smartphones through Verizon Wireless may have to wait longer before Android Nougat will be ready for carrier variants. LG also previously revealed that the Snapdragon 808 system-on-chip (SoC) powering both the LG V10 and LG G4 is not optimized for Android Nougat, however, the chipset should provide more than enough power for the task and LG has been working on making the latest version of Android OS available regardless. Whether Verizon Wireless will follow in LG’s footsteps remains to be seen, but until then users can at least look forward to applying the latest Android security patch.