Hello again. Remember my afternoon with the LG G4? It was great. I had lots of tiny food and broke one of their displays. As I was being ejected from the event with pocket-fulls of miniature burgers, I knew, deep down, they were glad to have me there. Dan did a full review of the G4 a short while after and took it to the beach. He even did a bit of tripod action in the sea, which actually worked out quite well..
Anyhow, despite the stolen food, broken displays and all that sand we accidentally got in the SIM slot, LG still keep emailing us. Today it’s to tell us that the LG G4 will be the “first in the world” to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, beginning October 19th. Ooohh… that’s going to kick HTC in the nuts a bit isn’t it? Didn’t they state that they’d be the first when the HTC One A9 appears the next day? Ouch..
Owners in Poland (?!) will be the first to get the sticky Marshmallow goodness, with other European countries getting in on the action slightly after. America and Asia will be getting their Android M fun next.
New features include simplified permissions, a silent profile and a “Doze Mode” – something I seem to have internally but one which will “significantly prolong battery life” by shutting down some of those hungry background apps.
Chris Yie, Vice President and Head of Marketing Communications for LG Mobile, couldn’t really contain his glee about getting in first..
By working closely with Google, LG has been able to bring Android 6.0 to the G4 ahead of any of our competitors. 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.
Full details below.
LG Customers in Poland to be World’s First to Receive Android Upgrade
London, 15th October, 2015 — Owners of LG Electronics’ (LG) G4 smartphone will be the first in the world to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS (M). LG G4 owners in Poland will begin receiving their Android 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.