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LG G4 Marshmallow update arrives to South Korea, global rollout soon?

LG G4 has already received a Marshmallow update in Poland, but how long before owners see Android 6.0 on a wider scale? If the update’s arrival to South Korea is any indication, soon.

Published onNovember 4, 2015

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Historically LG hasn’t always been the best at quick Android updates, but we’ve seen them put a lot more effort into speedier upgrades over the last few years. This is especially true with Marshmallow, which already hit the LG G4 for users in Poland towards the end of last month. Of course, testing out a Marshmallow update in a non-major market is one thing, rolling out to a major region is another. How long before G4 owners will see Android 6.0 on a wider scale? If the update’s arrival to South Korea is any indication, soon.

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The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has now begun hitting users in Korea, though its arrival in LG’s home country will happen in phases over the next several weeks. Considering South Korea has a much larger number of LG users than Poland, this hopefully indicates that LG was satisfied with the performance of its initial rollout and will (again, hopefully) begin to ramp things up a bit.

While we can’t say who is next for sure, odds are it is only a matter of time before the update makes its way over to a wider range of European and Asian countries. More than likely, the North American market will probably be the last to see the update, likely due to the slowdowns involved with dealing with carriers in the US and Canada.

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As for what’s new in the update? Due to the heavily skinned nature of LG’s UI, we wouldn’t expect much different on the “looks front”. Under the hood, however, Marshmallow brings doze mode for improved battery life, better microSD support, better permissions management, and much more.

For those that have already got the update – in South Korea or Poland, for that matter – what do you think so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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