Starting next week, owners of the LG G4 in Poland will be able to upgrade to Android 6.0.
The LG G4 will be the first non-Nexus device to receive the latest version of Android, the South Korean conglomerate said today, a testament of LG’s close relations with Google, who grants the mobile operating system to device manufacturers for free in exchange for loyalty and support to its products and services, e.g. YouTube, Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Search.
Starting next week, owners of the LG G4 in Poland will be able to upgrade to Android 6.0, also known as M or Marshmallow. There must be something about Poland. The previous version of Android—Lollipop—also debuted first in the country. What’s evident is LG’s prominence in Google’s turf. LG already built three Nexus smartphones for Google, including the new Nexus 5X. Plus, its own UX is lighter than Samsung’s TouchWiz.
"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."
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Android 6.0 brings a slew of important features, including simplified permissions, a silent feature, a “Do Not Disturb” mode, and a doze mode, which significantly saves battery life. All of these features will be accessible to LG G4 owners in Poland. LG says that the update is coming to the rest of Europe, Asia, and the Americas later this year.