LG to begin rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow next week, LG G4 first in line

by: Edgar CervantesOctober 15, 2015
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Are you ready for some Android 6.0 Marshmallow goodness? There’s plenty to be had with Google’s new iteration of their mobile OS. And if you are an LG user, the Korean manufacturer has good news for you. They are about to begin rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates, starting next week.

Hold your horses, though. It’s not time to celebrate just yet; at least not for everyone. The phone maker clearly mentions the first device to get the delicious update will be the LG G4. And because not all G4’s are created equal, they will begin with those in Poland. Other markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas are to follow soon afterward.

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Aside from the common improvements we saw announced at Google IO, LG is also adding its own list of improvements. These include the following.

  • 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.

“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.” -Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company

Life is truly good with LG for those who opted for the company’s flagship smartphone. The LG G4 is an awesome handset, and it is about to get even better. Sit tight and enjoy Android 6.0 Marshmallow once it hits your smartphone. Not all manufacturers are this quick; in fact, LG is beating most of the big players here.

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  • nik1988

    That’s impressive from lg. Other OEM’s should take note. At this rate the g4 will have marshmallow long before my nexus 6 gets its OTA!

    • Mike Bastable

      which is, frankly, RIDICULOUS! Google is a mess

      • smokebomb

        Google’s not the problem. Are you paying Verizon or ATT for your cell service? There’s your problem.

        • Mike Bastable

          actualy Holland here……but Google REALLY NEEDS to sort out getting 6.0 to ITS OWN Devices OTA as SOON as possible…….the Nexus 7 2013 is wifi (no carriers involved at all) and should require NO effort really from Google to update OTA on day1……lazy

      • you really are stupid , do you really compare google to apple , like comparing a horse to a donkey (apple)

        • Mike Bastable

          mmmmm…my stupid seems to be contagious then Mohammad…
          I kinda think Apple is more Racehorse than Google really, managing to UPDATE all it’s devices at the SAME time…whilst Google farts around unable to even update a Google device (Nexus 7 2013) OTA to it users (there are no excuses the NExus 7 wifi has NO carrier invlovement)…
          When you disagree: fine. Explain why…and i will listen.
          Just calling someone stupid and ranting does not really get your point across.
          Google IS a bit of a mess (in relation to the topics we were discussing) and DOES need to actually adress the updste issues plaguing its end users. Taking PROPER control of Android updates WOULD benefit everyone. You included.

    • ALLDayParking

      Factory images are out for the nexus 6, just flash it and be happy. Why wait on ATTs OTA?

  • smokebomb

    I bought the G4 which has turned out to be a great phone. I really just bought it to get the free 128GB micro sd card.

    • mydroidhaswood

      Free micro sd card? What? Where? I bet it’s US only.

  • Vitor Herculano Morais

    There are already custom ROMs for the Oneplus One and Moto G 2013 based on M, só lets hope the transition is faster then to Lollipop

  • Jay

    I sold my G4 last week and got an S6 Edge.

    The G4 will get Marshmallow very soon. The Samsung – probably April. FFS.

    • Skylark

      Which one of these two is better according to your experience, apart from this Marshmallow update?

      • Jay

        They are both great phones.

        – The cameras are excellent on phone, the Samsung better in general but G4 better in low light.
        – The G4 is much more robust, the S6 thanks to the glass back just feels more fragile so I got a clear case for the back.
        – The size of the S6 is lovely, actually, forgot what it was like to use a phone one-handed!
        – The Edge is also beautiful, even if it only does 2 things.
        – Touchwiz is better now, but have to admit I prefer LG’s skin, it just has more useful additions.
        – The S6 is quicker than the G4, and feels more premium.
        – But the G4 definitely feels more personal.

        G5: I’ll probably head back to if it stays at 5.5″ as that’s the maximum for me, perhaps. I think the G4 and S6 are the best two phones of the year. I bought the Sony Z5 and the 810 is a real problem.

        Hope that helps!

        • Andrei Dragan

          You just said you bought an S6 Edge, now you’re saying you bought the Sony Z5? I don’t get it anymore…

          • Anantha Krishna

            i guess he bought all of them or none of them LOL ;)

          • Jay

            I had the G4 since it came out. I bought a Z5 and tried it out for the weekend but it didn’t work out, so I sent it back – the 810 was awful, so hot. The next day I got an S6 Edge. Once I got it and was happy, I sold the G4.

          • Andrei Dragan

            Well now it makes sense :D Enjoy the edge, gonna get an S6 at the end of November :)

          • Jay

            Yeah it’s cool! The price has come down so much as well, it’s a good deal :)

  • Rick_Deckard

    It feels good that I bought the LG G4 H815 Global version which it is going to get first :-D I cannot say the same for the G4 locked by carriers….

    • Andrei Dragan

      The article just said POLAND first (/facepalm)…

  • NateCress

    I’m on the Nexus 6 on AT&T in the USA and still haven’t gotten Marshmallow. It will be interesting to see if LG pushes it out to their flagship before I get an OTA update on my Nexus device.

  • Emre Senta

    LG G4 is a great phone . Im using it for over a week or two . Great performance for a great price. And now with the 6.0 Marshmallow … awesome work LG !

  • Keith Taylor

    Really was hoping they would give MM to the G2..sad face….

  • trwb

    G4 is awesome. Hopefully the 6.0 update won’t screw it up.

  • Bruno Martins

    Shame on you Motorola

  • cforcady

    Yipieeeeeeeeeeeee….

  • Adam

    When is the update available for the unlocked LGH-815 ? I asked AT&T and LG USA and neither one can give me an answer.