Android Marshmallow 6.0 is the next big update for Google’s Android devices and from the current reports, this new OS is coming to various Samsung and LG devices. According to various reports, LG G4 will be receiving this update within a few months and the next LG flagship will definitely launch with Marshmallow on board.
However, the LG G Pad II 10.1 will launch with Android KitKat on board and before the year, it will be upgraded to Android 6.0. From the looks of it, the cut-off for getting an LG device update is the LG G2. Right now, there are no further plans for any other LG updates to receive the latest Marshmallow update. However, plans can change soon.
The LG G Pad X 8.3 was launched in May and furthermore the LG G Pad II 8.0 was actually launched in Korea around a couple of weeks before its larger relative. However, till now, we haven’t heard any rumors regarding Marshmallow update for other devices.
The LG G4 might be assured with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update but nothing has been confirmed about the last LG G3 flagship device. The device is more than a year old and therefore still within the 2-year lifespan that is generally noticed in a modern high-end flagship device. If LG decides to cancel any software updates for this device, the life of this device will be quite shortened in the eyes of modern mobile consumers.
The list of LG devices that will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update has been confirmed but two of the devices are still pending as the company is not yet sure whether they wish to provide the upgrade. Keep in mind that the Android version that will be released on these devices is not the Vanilla one but a modified version by LG.
The devices that have been confirmed to receive the update are LG G4, LG G Flex 2, and LG G Pad 10.1 along with reports on LG G3 and LG G Flex still pending. As evident, devices like the LG G Pro line-up hasn’t been included as they are not flagship devices. As a result, if you are an LG customer, it’s best to wait for LG to make an official announcement regarding the updates.
Thankfully, Google has released the name of their upcoming update and it’s Marshmallow. The update made its debut in the I/O conference that was held in May, according to The Verge. It was earlier known as Android M but this is the new name now. Google has continuous named its releases in an alphabetical order with the names of sweets like Donut, Jelly Bean and the latest Marshmallow.
Keep in mind that Marshmallow is still in the beta phase and this week, the final preview release was released to the developers. A final version by Google should be released this fall but it could be a little longer before the actual update is shipped to the devices. On the surface, you won’t notice much difference between Android Lollipop and Android Marshmallow.
A new interface was introduced by Lollipop but after that, Marshmallow didn’t really change much. Most of the improvements with this package are under the hood which is primarily targeted to improve performance and stability. There are six core areas where the new features have mainly focused.