Google has rolled out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade for Nexus devices like the Nexus 5, the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. Since LG has confirmed to release the Android 6.0 upgrade for the LG G4 starting next week, it seems that it will be the first non-Nexus handset to get the latest Android build.
According to the official press release by LG, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS update will be rolled out first in Poland for the users of the LG G4. The update will also arrive for LG G4 users in Europe, Asia and the Americas in the next week. It followed the same plan for rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop for the LG G3.
In the press release, the VP and Head of Marketing Communications for LG, Chris Yie has said that the company has worked closely with Google to release the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for LG G4 users ahead of its rivals.
In the U.S., Verizon Wireless has released Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update with build number LMY47V for its LG G3 users. The update brings new interface as well as robust security features as it carries support for the Stagefright issue, Phone Arena reported.
The size of the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the LG G4 is 353 MB. It is recommended to install the update through a stable Wi-Fi connection. Also, the battery needs to be charged up to 40 percent to successfully complete the software update.
To manually perform the update, users can navigate to Settings > System updates > Check for new system update. If the update does not enhance the performance of the handset, Verizon recommends its users to perform factory reset.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will be also made available for the newly released handsets from the South Korean company such as the LG V10 and the LG Class. A recent report from Gizmo China revealed that the LG G3, the LG Flex2, the LG G2, the LG G2 Pro and the LG G Flex are the handsets from LG that will be blessed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.