Google had their big announcement at the end of last month as they showed off their newest Nexus devices. As the tradition of the Android operating system again occurs, this signals that the latest version of Android, which is usually announced the previous summer at Google's I/O Developers Conference, is ready to rollout. Like last year's slow rollout of Android 5.0 (also known as Android L or Lollipop), it could take a while before users can actually use Android 6.0 (also known as Android M or Marshmallow).
A recent press release from the Korean company has revealed that owners of the LG G4 smartphone will be the first to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating system. LG G4 owners in Poland will begin receiving their M upgrade beginning next week with other markets in Europe, Asian, and the Americas to follow.
Chris Yie, the vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile, has said that "by working closely with Google, LG has been able to bring Android 6.0 to the G4 ahead of any of our competitors". He is probably, talking about other Android smartphones from Sony, Samsung, and HTC are still playing the waiting game when it comes to their Marshmallow release, and some of the newer models of these Android devices don't even have Android 5.1.1 Lollipop as yet. Technically, Google Nexus 5X and 6P are probably the first device to run Android 6.0, when they will arrive in the hands of consumers.
So when will the exact release date be for the LG G4? Like most Android rollout announcements, there usually isn't a specified deadline date. According to iDigitalTimes, there is an update confirmed by T-Mobile that says it will be happening in December.
So hopefully that LG G4 will be receiving Marshmallow sometime before the year ends. As for other devices from LG that are due to receive their Marshmallow update, this includes the LG V10, LG G Flex 2, LG G3, and the LG G2. With the LG G4, the company's current flagship phone, getting it faster, it then becomes a slow trickledown after that.
It is probably a safe prediction for later versions of LG devices not receiving Marshmallow updates until Q1 2016. This is following a model based on last year's slow rollout of Android 5.0 to the LG G3, which was then the LG flagship of 2015 before the LG G4 was announced last April.
It is good that the G2 will be receiving Marshmallow after all, as we reported that was seriously in doubt. We also reported the possibility of more LG phones receiving their Android 5.1.1, and which will probably be happening either very soon, or LG could skip 5.1.1 and go straight to Marshmallow. Even with the newer flagship phone, it is a waiting game.