Several smartphones, including the Google Nexus 5, have already received Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update, but LG is reportedly skipping the latest version update for its devices such as LG G2, LG G3 and LG G4. Instead, the company is going directly for the upcoming software, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
According to a report by Neuro Gadget, LG G2, LG G3 and LG G4, which come with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, will not receive Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update but get Android 6.0 Marshmallow directly.
The move may not surprise many, as the South Korean electronics giant had skipped Android KitKat 4.4.4 update for its devices in the past too, but skipping 5.1.1 Lollipop will disappoint many as it fixes lots of bugs and enhances performance.
The fact is that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be released in September but it may come to LG G4 by the end of the year or even be pushed to next year, and other devices – G2 and G3 – may get it even later. There were also reports that the G2 may not receive the upcoming operating system at all.
Google announced the new operating system as Android M at its I/O 2015 event in May before officially naming it as Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Three developer previews of the software have already been released to Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player and its final version will be launch by the end of September.
The upcoming firmware is expected to come running in the Nexus 5 (2015) and the Nexus 6 (2016). It is expected to be rolled out to other Google devices before other brands such as LG, Sony, Samsung, HTC etc get it.