LG Reveals First Device To Get Android Marshmallow

Following the launch of Android Marshmallow just over a week ago, as well as the announcement of the first devices to receive Android 6.0 from HTC, Motorola, and Sony, LG is the latest one to join the Android Marshmallow party, by revealing the first LG-branded smartphone to be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The company has revealed that the LG G4 will be the very first smartphone "in the world" to get Android Marshmallow, which will be featuring:

  • 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 
According to Chris Yie, vice president 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," He continued "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".

Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be released starting next week on LG G4 first in Poland, while US, EU, and Asia will get it later on.