LG begins Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout

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LG begins Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington).

Owners of LG Electronics’ (LG) G4 smartphone will be the first to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating System (OS). LG G4 owners in various parts of the world will begin receiving their upgrade next week.

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.

Darryl Linington