LG has today announced that it will begin rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to LG G4 starting next week. The roll out will initially start with Poland, and slowly to other markets in the Europe, Asia and the United States. This makes LG G4 the first non-Nexus smartphone to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.
The Android Marshmallow update comes with a host of new features such as App Permissions for greater control over privacy and Do Not Disturb mode for blocking all sounds, notifications and alarms. There is also a new Doze Mode that shuts down all background apps when the smartphone is not in use for a long time, thus helping to improve the battery life.
LG’s vice president and head of marketing communications, Chris Yie said, “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.”
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LG G4 specifications and features: The smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) IPS ‘Quantum’ display with a pixel density of 534ppi. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core chipset clocked at 1.8GHz and paired with Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It had a 32GB on board memory, which can be expanded up to a whopping 2TB using a microSD card.
On the camera front, it features a 16-megapixel camera at the back with laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, f /1.8 aperture and dual-tone dual LED flash. It 8 feature a 8-megapxiel front camera. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under LG UX 4.0.
The LG G4 features a 3,000mAh removable battery with fast charging and wireless charging capabilities. On the connectivity front the smartphone includes dual-SIM card slots, LTE Cat 6 support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, NFC, and IR blaster.
While LG has mentioned that other regions will start getting the Android Marshmallow update in the coming weeks, there is no word on the exact timeline.