LG G4 receives Android 6.0 update in South Korea

Last month, the LG G4 was updated to Android 6.0 in Poland. Consider that a beta test; LG was able to keep a close eye on the small number of LG G4 users in the country, making sure that there weren't any major issues with the new Android build. Things must have gone well in Poland, because today South Korean LG G4 owners are beginning to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

Sent out OTA to model numbers LG-F500K, LG-F500L, and LG-F500S, Android 6.0 includes the new Doze feature, which recognizes when your phone is not being used and shuts down background apps to preserve your battery life. Certain apps will still be able to sync, but for the most part, Doze will increase your Android phone's standby time. Also part of the update is Google Now on Tap, which brings up contextually based information based on what you are reading on your phone.

Native support for fingerprint scanners will make it easier for manufacturers to include this feature on upcoming Android handsets. And the new build will allow you to not accept certain permissions required to run an app, instead of having to agree to all of them in one bundle. The app will still run, minus the features that require your permission. The update also changes the name of two LG apps. LG’s Q+ and LG Bridge, are named Memo Capture + and LG AirDrive following the installation of Android 6.0.

So far, the HTC One A9 is the only non-Nexus phone to launch with Android 6.0, as Motorola decided to pre-install Android 5.1.1 on the Motorola DROID Turbo 2. But that should soon change, as more Android phones come to market with Android's latest and greatest build pre-installed out of the box.


source: LG via PhoneRadar

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G4
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    LG UX UI

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45 Comments

8. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

LG G4 with stock android and the LG camera software, all I need, is that too much to ask?! ;(

10. mawi2013

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

why do you want stock android? Its basic and boring. Just use a launcher if you aren't happy

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Fast, clean, and unobtrusive.

7. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I love my unlocked LG G4 and eagerly await the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Still an excellent phone.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

If the Marshmallow update cleans up the UI and makes it closer to stock, I might be interested.

4. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

I got myn updated on October 28. Poland version...

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Can you tell me what exactly is changed? Did you get now on tap? doze? how it differs from lollipop(especially performance and battery life)? ..........

9. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

Yes there is on tap, the battery life is better then 5.1.1 ,myn actually is a T-Mobile version its unlocked I got custum recovery and I did INSTAL the room I mean it's official from lg but its modified and battery life is REALY good.at performance many is faster then my n 6p cause I didn't root it yet cause I'm using Android pay and also there's not so many rooms for 6p yet on xda:(

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

Kudos LG. LG G3 was the first non-stock android phone to get lollipop. Great to see LG continuing the legacy. Samsung and Sony need to up their game.

2. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I hope my G2 wil get this update. Battery life and performance are horrible with 5.0.2.

15. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Try factory resetting the G2. I've updated two different devices and performance suffered afterward, but it was impressive again after a factory reset. And second, it's unlikely it will get Marshmallow. There's a chance that the fact it shares so much in common with the Nexus 5, LG will take the little extra effort to update it, but then again this is LG. What you will be getting though is 5.1.1. That's been confirmed by LG, though when is a big question.

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You can't update mediocrity but it's a good gesture to update the G4 to marshmallow.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

16. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Y'all are both off topic. I took Mxy to be knocking LG, not Android.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're right. I was knocking LG, not Android. Well specifically, the LG phones. I have no problems with some of their other products.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Mxy trolling anything is not a good thing.

23. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

He wasn't trolling with comment #1. He was expressing his opinion of LG phones and complimenting the Marshmallow update. You jumped in and turned it into a troll war.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

He was most certainly trolling with the first half of his comment, as it offered nothing of merit to the discussion at all hand, it only served to stir the pot. If you can't see that, then you're as blind as a bat.

25. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Then you must have different criteria for trolling than I do. Going to an LG article and saying you think their products are mediocre but their software updates are good is an opinion statement. You don't like his opinion, fine. That doesn't make it a troll comment. Responding to said opinion by dragging Apple into an LG discussion IS trolling IMO.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then we do indeed, because logging into an article to speak negatively about a product that you don't even use is trolling. He's stirring the pot, as usual. And he's done it on several LG related articles now. You don't think it's a troll comment, that's fine. I definitely think it is. If what I did is considered trolling BY YOU because I brought iOS up to prove a point, then what Mxy did definitely trolling, considering he's never even used a G4. Your hypocrisy is showing.

27. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I post to Motorola, LG, HTC, Nexus, and Apple articles. These are brands I either have owned, currently own, have family that owns, or am considering owning. I have both criticized and defended products from the above 5 brands, and it shouldn't matter whether I'm buying one or not. I have strong opinions about the HTC A9, and I will strongly defend the iPhone 6S, even though I will never use either one. If that makes me a hypocrite, then these comment pages are full of them. Comments are for opinions, not facts (don't tell that to our most vociferous Samsung fans though.)

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Comment sections are for opinions, yes, but they should be INFORMED OPINIONS, or one is simply talking out of their @$$. If you have never used a device before, and don't intend on buying/using it, how can you logically form an informed opinion about it? How can you speak logically on something you have zero prior experience with? How can you speak negatively about a device you have never used, and never intend to use? Where is the logic in that? And when I say this, I am referring to things that you really need to have experience with, like a smartphone or tablet. I clarified my statement because they'll be some idiot that reads into this the wrong way. And yes, these comment pages are indeed full of hypocrites. And opinions should be informed opinions backed by some type of experience. How would one know whether a device is mediocre or not if they never even experienced it before? And that knock on Samsung fans was trolling, just so you know.

29. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

If people were only allowed to comment on devices they own, the comments would be really, really short. I don't need to use the One A9 to know that it looks like an iPhone and has poor 3D benchmarks. I have eyes and I do research to support my views. If I want to know how a device feels in terms of size and shape, I go to stores and test it out. And then if I want to argue with someone's unfounded claims about a device, I have facts and informed opinions. And yes, I know. I was just picking on a particular batch of commenters who get a free pass around here. Majority rule seems to dictate that all trolls are all iFans and all iFans are trolls.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

To give an informed opinion about how something FUNCTIONS and the how the EXPERIENCE is of said device, you need to use it. That's just common sense. How something looks is subjective, and doesn't play any part in what I'm talking about. And I don't care what anyone says, benchmarks do not trump actual user experience. You doing your own research via going to an actual store and experiencing the device backs up my point of "informed decision". Thank you. And Android fans don't get a pass for trolling from me, as I've called out the likes of Taters and Techie plenty of times. So have others, so I'm not sure about this "majority rule" you're referring to. However, there are plenty of iOS fans that troll around here. Mxy, BobbyBuster, and even Alik (although Alik doesn't do it so much), are a few that come to mind. And there are plenty more.

34. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

People assume Mxy is an iOS troll, and he's not (although he used to be). Like Darkk, he uses both OSes, confounding assumptions. As such, I have no problem with him posting in Android articles. He got a big ol' +1 from me for comment #11, which is something he would not have posted a few years back. If you treat him like a troll though, he's perfectly willing to play the part.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

If he's not a "troll" like you say, then why is he constantly trolling BlackBerry articles? Cutting down trolling on one subject only to increase your trolling of another doesn't make you any less of a troll. And he prefers iOS to Android, hence the label "iOS troll". I treat people how they conduct themselves.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

First of all, I prefer any device that fits my needs and does what they are supposed to do. While it's true I do like iOS more, that does not mean I don't like Android seeing how I am pleased with the new Nexus phones. I like how you're changing your argument after you're getting hammered down.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Everyone prefers a device that fits their needs and does what they are supposed to. Pass. I'm not changing anything, nor am I getting "hammered down". I was having an intelligent conversation until you came along.

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