LG G4 in Poland to first get Marshmallow update next week

Own an LG G4? Wondering when the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update will be available for your smartphone? If this is the case, we’ve got good news for you. LG has just announced that units in Poland will get the update first, with the update to follow in other markets across Europe soon after.

Marshmallow soon rolling out to LG G4

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So when will LG G4 owners in Poland get the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update? According to LG, the update will start rolling out LG G4 owners in Poland “beginning next week.” Although it did not say when the update will be rolling out to owners in the UK, LG says that it will be available in “other markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas to follow.”

Press release:

LG BEGINS ANDROID 6.0 MARSHMALLOW ROLLOUT STARTING WITH G4

LG Customers in Poland to be World’s First to Receive Android Upgrade

SEOUL, Oct. 15, 2015 ― Owners of LG Electronics’ (LG) G4 smartphone will be the first in the world to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. LG G4 owners in Poland will begin receiving their M upgrade beginning next week with other markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas to follow.

The latest update to the Android operating system offers 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

“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.”

Details of the Android M upgrade schedule and affected models will be announced in individual markets.

If you’re unfamiliar with the LG G4, the smartphone rocks a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). This works out to a pixel density of 534 ppi. Its camera combo consists of a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual LED flash, and OIS (proven to be one of the best in the industry), and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera that will be perfect for video chat and snapping selfies. It comes with 32 GB of internal storage. If this ins’t enough, it comes with microSD support (as much as 128 GB). Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor with four ARM Cortex-A53, two ARM Cortex-A57 cores, and an Adreno 418 GPU to handle graphics, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. To keep the lights on, it comes with a 3,000 mAh removable battery. It measures 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm. It runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with LG’s UX 4.0 slapped on top.

Like we mentioned earlier, Marshmallow will be rolling out to LG G4 owners in Poland starting next week. It is yet to be determined when the update will be pushed out in the UK, but we’re guessing it will be available in the UK shortly after its release in Poland. Note that SIM free units normally get updates before units tied down to a contract, since carriers test their bloatware on updates before rolling them out to their customers.

Want to know when the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update will be available for your LG G4? Keep it here at Phones LTD for further announcements.

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