Customers in Poland to be first to receive upgrade
Owners of LG Electronics’ G4 smartphone will be the first in the world to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system as the manufacturer begins the rollout of the new operating system.
LG G4 owners in Poland will begin receiving their Marshmallow upgrade beginning next week with other markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas to follow.
Google recently announced the launch of two new devices that will launch running Marshmallow straight from the factory when they are available, the Nexus 6P from Huawei and Nexus 5X from LG.
The latest update to the Android operating system offers a number of features designed to enhance the user experience, including simplified permissions with greater control of the information applications can access, not only at the installation stage but any time.
Also, a silent feature for sound and vibrate mode as well as a Do Not Disturb mode to block all sounds or only alarms and notifications, as well as Doze Mode, which shuts down background processing of certain apps when the phone is not in use, to significantly prolong battery life.
Said Chris Yie, VP and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company: “By working closely with Google, LG has been able to bring Android 6.0 to the G4 ahead of any of our competitors. 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.”
Details of the Android Marshmallow upgrade schedule and affected models will be announced in individual markets.