The folks at LG started rolling out the LG G4 Marshmallow update last week, but it appears that the company has temporarily halted the update. The update, which started in Poland last week, was halted due to technical reasons. In a response from LG Polska, a reddit user was told that the update had been temporarily suspended.
While that’s a bit of unfortunate news, as the rollout didn’t make it that far from its initial rollout, the technical reason for the pulling of the update is still unknown. Recently in the US, a security update for the G4 was pushed for a few of the carriers. While the update was said to fix bugs, it killed notifications on WiFi for a few users, myself included. So, LG could be playing it safe in fixing whatever issue the Android 6.0 update is causing.
Prior to pulling the update, LG went on to boast that the G4 was the first non-Nexus device to receive the newest version of Android. Chris Yie, VP and head of marketing for LG Mobile, had this to say when it came to the update rolling out initially:
“By working closely with Google, LG has been able to bring Android 6.0 to the G4 ahead of any of our competitors,” he said. “While speed alone isn’t an indicator of great service, it does go a long way toward giving consumers the confidence that LG is committed to its existing customers first.”
With LG being committed to its user base, the company will likely try to fix whatever the technical issue is quickly. That being said, there’s really no telling when the update will begin rolling out again. While folks at XDA-Developers have been able to create a flashable ROM of the European update, there’s no telling if said ROM suffers from the technical issue that caused the rollout to cease to begin with.
When the rollout starts up again, G4 users will be privy to Marshmallow goodies that include Now on Tap, Doze and App standby features, and privacy enhancements. But that’s when it finally does hit an LG G4 near you.