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The first (non-Nexus) Android phone to get Marshmallow will be the LG G4

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Willing early adopters will be happy once they find out that the 6-month old LG G4 will be at the forefront of the latest Android OS ecosystem. Wanting to get a head start on their competitors, the Korean manufacturer has been making the most of their OEM partnership with Google, promising a roll-out in their official press release.

Don’t forget that this isn’t a new feat for LG, as they did the same for the G3 back in 2014. A regular affair for the Polish LG owners, they’ll get it first again this year in a week; if they upgraded to a G4. After Poland, the OTA will hit Europe, Asia and Americas but no date was mentioned regarding the following continents.

Here’s the full statement from LG.

“SEOUL, Oct. 15, 2015 — Owners of LG Electronics’ (LG) G4 smartphone will be the first in the world to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. LG G4 owners in Poland will begin receiving their 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.”

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