Owners of the LG G4 on AT&T and T-Mobile in the US have received an update to their handset, although the updates have been automatically installed on devices without the owners permission.
It first started with owners of the AT&T version of the LG G4 reporting that an update had been installed on their handset without their permission and the T-Mobile rolled out the same update.
Normally when a software update is released for a device, the owner of the handset will get a notification to install the update, this did not happen with these updates on the G4 on AT&T and T-Mobile they were automatically installed to the handsets.
According to T-Mobile the update for the G4 is mandatory and it improves software stability, those were the only details that were given about the update.
There are suggestions that the auto installing update could be to fix a touchscreen issue on the LG G4, whilst others have suggested that it could be done to close a security exploit on the handset.
What do you guys think, should mobile carriers be able to install an update on your device automatically without asking your permission first? Leave a comment and let us know.
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