LG G4 Becomes First Non-Nexus Smartphone To Taste Fluffy Android Marshmallow

LG will have bragging rights as the first Android OEM (save for Google’s Nexus devices) to deliver the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to customers. There’s one big stipulation here though for those that are right now rushing to the Settings menu to check for new updates — the Marshmallow update is only available to G4 customers in Poland. And unfortunately, LG hasn’t provided a rollout schedule for the rest of the world. 

If you recall, LG made similar claims last year about being the first to deliver Android 5.0 Lollipop, also to LG smartphone owners in Poland. We’re not so sure what makes the Polish market so appealing to LG when it comes to pushing out new OS updates, but it seems to working well for the company.

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“By working closely with Google, LG has been able to bring Android 6.0 to the G4 ahead of any of our competitors,” said LG Mobile VP and Marketing Head Chris Yie. “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.”

According to T-Mobile’s website LG’s commitment to Marshmallow will also extend to the G3 and G Stylo. We’ll have to get confirmation from LG on what other recently released smartphones will receive the Marshmallow treatment.

As for other Android OEMs, Motorola definitely talked a good game about its tenacity in bringing Marshmallow to its range of smartphones, although it was technically beaten to the punch by LG. After all, Motorola likely has the least amount of work to put into pushing out Marshmallow, as it runs a near stock version of of Android (and its Marshmallow update includes even fewer Motorola-specific apps).