Wednesday , June 6 2018

LG announces Lollipop update for the G3 to start rolling out to phones this week…in Poland

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LG has been beavering away on the Lollipop update for the G3 since even before the official code push to AOSP began. Screenshots of the work in progress popped up just a couple of days ago of the work in progress, and now LG has announced the update is ready to go…at least in Poland.

The update will begin pushing to G3 handsets in Poland this week, followed by ‘other key markets in the near future’. LG will also announce an upgrade schedule for other LG Mobile devices in the near future. This timely response is enough for LG to claim ‘First’ in the race to bring Android 5.0 to non-Nexus hardware. Indeed, if LG begins early this week, they may even beat Google who has yet to start pushing the OTA updates to their Nexus devices.

In terms of what the update will bring, LG advised :

This latest Android OS delivers a host of improvements including a new design language with added depth, shadows and animations. Notifications are improved with a new layout and color scheme and will be available on the new lock screen. A new security feature to strengthen the connectivity between devices will include enabling users to unlock their smartphone when it is physically near a pre-registered Bluetooth device such as the LG G Watch or G Watch R. Lollipop also introduces Android Runtime (ART) software to improve performance.

Of course we’ll have to see how it goes here in Australia, with carriers needing to perform their tests first – and none of the carriers are listing the update as even in testing yet. But, if you purchased the phone outright through a retailer, you may get it slightly faster. We’ll be keeping an eye out for this one, KitKat ran just great on the G3, so hopefully LG can make Lollipop fly.

Source: LG.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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9 comments

  1. I wished I stayed on KK, got the update last week and so far I’m just disappointed in it. Overheat issues when using, battery drain faster. Some LG ‘features’ are gone, like the Google Now Quickmemo screenshot shortcut. I’m seriously considering reverting back to KK…

  2. I am in the same case as you Cesar, bought it outside Australia and the version is V10l-AUS-XX. I heard there will be no lollipop for this version??? Now that doesn’t make sense…. Till now I am on KK.

  3. Hi guys, I recently bought from france an unlocked LGG3out of PixMania.com but it came from Australia as the version is v10l-AUS-XX, but in order to use it I had to root it, so I can’t have OTA. Is lollipop available on this version (so I can unroot and download it)

  4. When it is starting to push Android L. I am Vodafone user and still there is no updates !!! Anyone have received any update?

  5. The Polish version of the G3 is most likely the same D855 that we have, meaning that the flashable KDZ file (once available) will probably be flashable on our phones.

    There’s also a leak of a pre-release version of it floating around on XDA.

  6. all carrier devices will be done via the carrier, only unlocked devices will get it first either ota or flash

  7. I got my G3 through optus. There doesn’t appear to be any bloatware on it apart from an optus welcoming screen and a MyOptus app which can be uninstalled. Does this mean the update skips carrier approval or does it still go through optus even if there is no optus bloat?

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