LG G4 Receives Android 6.0 Marshmallow Next Week With Poland First Up
It seems that LG G4 will be the first non-Nexus handset to receive the highly anticipated Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. According to an official statement, LG is all set to roll out the latest Android update to its flagship G4 smartphone starting next week.
However, before you get too excited, it’s worth mentioning that the update won’t be available for all LG G4 owners. The South Korean phone maker confirmed that LG G4 owners in Poland will be the first to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update with other markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas to follow.
“By working closely with Google, LG has been able to bring Android 6.0 to the G4 ahead of any of our competitors,” said Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company. “While speed alone isn’t an indicator of great service, it does go a long way toward giving consumers the confidence that LG is committed to its existing customers first.”
LG mentions that the 6.0 Marshmallow OS will bring a number of features designed to enhance the user experience, such as:
- Permissions have been simplified with greater control of the information applications can access, not only at the installation stage but any time
- Silent feature for sound and vibrate mode as well as a Do Not Disturb mode to block all sounds or only alarms and notifications
- Doze Mode which shuts down background processing of certain apps when the phone is not in use, to significantly prolong battery life
The company will announce details of the Android M upgrade schedule and affected models in individual markets.
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