LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it will allow users of its flagship G4 smartphones to update their devices’ operating platform to the latest edition in its latest bid to promote Android Marshmallow here.
LG, which first adopted the Android 6.0 Marshmallow in South Korea on the Nexus 5X last month, said the latest operating system will be available for updates for G4 smartphone users in Poland next week.
Users in South Korea, North America and Europe can also benefit from the latest plan starting next month.
The Android Marshmallow comes with upgraded privacy features, notifying users whenever an application tries to access a location or the owners’ phonebook.
It also automatically activates “Doze Mode” if the smartphone has not been used for more than an hour to save power.
The company said it was able to provide users with updates faster than other industry players on the back of its close ties with Google.
Last year, LG signed an agreement with Google Inc. to grant each other the right to mutually exploit their patents, a move seen as a way to avert patent infringement suits.