LG is officially the first smartphone maker (not counting Google, of course) to start updating its flagship device with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system. Just this week, the South Korean mobile manufacturer revealed that its flagship phone, the G4, especially those owned by mobile users based in Poland, will be the first to get Android Marshmallow starting next week. As for owners of the LG G4 devices based in the North and South American regions, as well as those in Europe and Asia, they will get their Marshmallow updates soon after.
Earlier this month, Google had already started the rollout of Android Marshmallow for its Nexus mobile devices, which include the Nexus 5 (made by LG), the Nexus 6 (made by Motorola), the Nexus 7 (the 2013 edition), the Nexus 9, and the Nexus Player. The two latest Nexus devices -- the Nexus 5X (also by LG) and the Nexus 6P (made by Huawei) -- will come with Android Marshmallow already pre-installed. The same goes for Google’s latest Android tablet, the Pixel C.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow was first announced during Google’s yearly I/O conference held in May earlier this year. At that time, this version of Android did not have its official name yet. It was only three months later in August that the Marshmallow name was officially introduced by Google. And as expected of any new Android version, it usually takes some time for it to hit Android mobile devices everywhere. This is because both phone makers and wireless carriers have to test and approve the OS separately before they can begin rolling out the newest version to their respective mobile devices. The result is that Android users often have to really exercise some patience before they can experience first hand what the latest version of Android is all about.
LG is certainly delighted to announced that for their customers, the wait is over (or not long now, especially for owners of other LG mobile devices). No doubt, LG fans will be excited to try out Android Marshmallow’s newest features, where there are quite a number of. For example, there is a Do Not Disturb mode that allows mobile users to block all sounds from their handsets, or only allow alarms and notifications to sound off. Then there is the Doze mode, which deactivates specific mobile apps running in the background when the smartphone or tablet is not being used in order to prolong the battery life. Google Now on Tap is especially interesting -- this digital assistant displays to users relevant data and mobile apps shortcuts when they press the Home button.
Wirefly Is America's Most Trusted Source For All Cell Phones, Plans, TV, and Internet Deals
Wirefly offers great deals on a large selection of smartphones, cell phones, tablets, mobile hotspots, and other wireless devices for the nation's most popular carriers. Use Wirefly’s innovative cell phone and plan comparison tools to ensure you are getting the best deal on the market. Shop with confidence knowing that Wirefly wants to help you find the best prices on cell phones, cell phone plans, TV, and Internet service.