For those of you who weren’t aware, Google has finally launched Android Marshmallow for their Nexus devices as well as making the OS available for all other mobile vendors. Taking advantage of that, it seems LG will be the first OEM other than Google to release Android 6.0 to their customers with their flagship, LG G4 being the first in line.
In an announcement on Thursday, LG announced that they were planning to release Android 6.0 to their device starting next week in Poland. From there the OTA will soon find its way across Europe, Asia and finally to the Americas. LG vice president, Chris Yie said in a statement, “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.”
Of course, the OTA might be a bit delayed for customers with networked locked devices as those updates will only be made available by their respective carriers and we all know how some of them just love to slap on additional bloatware and security measures. Yes, if you haven’t guessed it, I am talking about AT&T and Verizon.
In any case, the release of the Marshmallow update is undoubtedly great news for all LG device owners as they will finally have devices that are safer from the stage fright exploits. Of course, this does mean that many users will lose root and will have a hard time getting it thanks to the additional security features of Android 6.0. So, if you do want to keep root, we highly recommend that you rethink about taking that sweet OTA to Android Marshmallow for just a bit.