The LG G4 and the LG G3 may be two of the first smartphones that will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow, after Google rolls out its fluffiest update yet first to the Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9 and Nexus Player on Oct. 5.
The news comes from website G for Games, which discovered an online support page for the G4 and the G3 on LG's South Korean website containing references to Android 6.0.
As indicated by the support page (via G for Games), LG is getting ready to release Marshmallow to three variants of the G4 and another three variants of the G3. These are the LG G4 F500S, F500K and F500L and the LG G3 F400S, F400K and F400L. That said, choosing the Marshmallow option for these devices redirects to an unrelated page, but the reference to the update is enough to suggest that LG will deliver Marshmallow to the two devices as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, neither the LG G2 nor the LG G Flex 2 have been indicated to receive the firmware update. The recently unveiled LG V10 also comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. However, it is likely will update its newest smartphone to Marshmallow in the future as well.
LG is not the only Android OEM getting ready to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its devices. In September, we reported that HTC announced that it will release the update to no less than 15 of its devices by the end of 2015, with the HTC One M9 and HTC One M8 scheduled to receive the update first. The Taiwanese smartphone maker, however, did not provide a more detailed timeline of updates.
Meanwhile, Samsung is also rumored to be working on a "major update" for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. No word was made on what the update could entail, but since these devices are already running on Android Lollipop, the only major update expected is a jump to Android Marshmallow.
While Android 6.0 Marshmallow is evolutionary than revolutionary, it comes with several interesting features that are bound to get Android fanatics excited. These include the Doze battery-saving feature, Google Now on Tap, granular app permissions, USB Type-C support, and fingerprint scanner support.