Android Marshmallow 6.0 update news for LG G2, G3, G4: LG G2 users may miss out


With the newest version of Google’s open-source operating system Android recently revealed to be the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, there are users that are already asking when they will get their fix of an update to Android Marshmallow, even if the new operating system is yet to have its public release.

According to a report by Yibada, LG is planning to skip the update to Android Lollipop 5.1.1 for its G series of smartphones, to make way for a jump to the new Android Marshmallow for some.

According to rumors, the LG G3 and the LG G4 may entirely skip the update to Android 5.1.1 (the LG G4 currently boots on Android Lollipop 5.1). The G4 may get the new update at around Christmas of this year, while the G3 reportedly will be able to get the update probably early next year.

However, for the LG G2, rumors point out that the model may not even be lucky enough to get its fix of Android Marshmallow.

Google revealed the statue for Android Marshmallow on August 17 at Googleplex, Mountain View, California. People who were there to witness the reveal took their chance for a free photo op with the new Android statue, as they were given a treat of free hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Along with the reveal of the official name for the new version of Android, the 3<sup>rd Android M developer preview also rolled out on the same day. This will be the final developer preview version, and will carry through until the final version for public release around fall of this year.

“Along with the new platform features like fingerprint support and Doze power saving mode, Android Marshmallow features a new permissions model that streamlines the app install and update process,” said Jamal Eason, Android Product Manager. “To give users this flexibility and to make sure your app behaves as expected when an Android Marshmallow user disables a specific permission, it’s important that you update your app to target API 23, and test the app thoroughly with Android Marshmallow users.”

Google Play will now be accepting applications for Android M that will be released once the Google Play Store update when Android Marshmallow 6.0 rolls out for its public release.