Sunday , June 10 2018

Australian LG G3 owners receiving Lollipop update

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It appears that the wait for Android 5.0 Lollipop might be over for Australian owners of LG’s G3 flagship smartphone. Ausdroid reader Jason Oakley owns an LG G3, and excitedly tweeted this morning that his phone has received the update to Lollipop this morning.

The phone Jason was using is an outright purchase from Kogan, and while the phone is used on Telstra, it isn’t (or wasn’t) running a Telstra firmware, meaning that there are no carrier delays to the phone receiving the update. You can see the system info screen below:

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Have you got an LG G3 in Australia, and have you received a Lollipop update? Let us know in the comments so we can fill out the story with details of where the OTA is up to.

Update: We’ve had word from LG that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is confined to overseas stock, which includes those handsets sold via Kogan. There shouldn’t be any carrier-sourced handsets receiving the update just yet. An LG spokesperson has confirmed, though, that LG is working with Australian carriers to push the update out, but there is no timeframe available yet.

Thanks: Jason Oakley (WauloK).

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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neil
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neil

Just got my lg g3 from kogan like. 2 weeks ago on android 4.4.2

ben
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ben

I just brought a factory unlocked LG G3 D855 from Kogan & it came with Android 5.0 (lollipop) right out of the box 😛

Greg
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Greg

Bought an LG G3 from Optus (bundled with a plan) about a week ago and was surprised when two days ago I was able to upgrade to Android 5.0 over the air. One annoying bug so far: can’t create a reminder in Google Now. I get the message: Reminder not set, can’t reach Google at the moment.

KT
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KT

For those with the word ‘AUS’ in it, any idea when is the release schedule? 🙁

Jansen
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Jansen

If you have the word ‘AUS’ in the software version then it will not matter if its bought in Australia, unlocked or even unbranded, it will not receive the over the air update to Lollipop like the LG G3’s bought from overseas. Kogan etc source their phones from other markets who are part of the Lollipop release schedule. Australia is not.

john paul
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john paul

Nothing for me…bought my G3 outright in october from JB HiFi. Hopefully soon

Shane Versfeld
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Shane Versfeld

Nothing for me yet, checked through both phone software update and LG PC Suite. Bought phone outright from Harvey Norman

Brian Chambers
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Brian Chambers

Nothing showing up on and OTA check from my phone, but I’ve just plugged it into my PC and tried through the LG PC Suite and its currently downloading Lollipop. This is on a Optus branded phone bought through Virgin.

Shambo
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Shambo

Kogan…unlocked…got it 🙂 Would be nice to have a Lollipop info sheet on the changes.

Strand
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Strand

Nothing here, international D855 outright purchase (Virgin).

Does this version include the stock triangle/circle/square nav buttons?

WauloK
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WauloK

No

Snorky
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Snorky

No luck here either, AU Optus Stock

Ausdroid Reader

I have the D855 purchased from Kogan, and the update turned up for me on Tuesday night. (running on Telstra fwiw)

Justin
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Justin

my unlocked Moto G (2014) from Good Guys still has not gotten update (Optus network). 🙁

Nodormat
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Nodormat

I bought mine as an import and it’s had Lollipop since late December (think around the 19th). I got a second update/patch recently but still on 5.0.
Build is LRX21R.A1419330428

Ausdroid Reader

Hong Kong online greymarket + Boost = a couple of weeks ago for my daughter.

johnny p
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johnny p

My g3 got its update yesterday, im in nz on vodafone ,

James Z
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James Z

my lg g3 is from optus unlocked using vodafone sim no 5.0 update yet

Caleb Johns
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Caleb Johns

My mate who bought his G3 off Kogan has had the update for about 1.5 months now

Scott
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Scott

I got update tonight I’m unbranded and on Hong Kong version

hasan
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hasan

Vodafone testing blog says it’s been scheduled – they did mention that it would be happening sometime towards the end of January via Twitter.

phantomsofthedesert
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phantomsofthedesert

So were is Samsung’s Update, will we see it before the S6 is releahed

Sachin D
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Sachin D

No update available yet for mine either. But then I’m with Optus….so will probably be one of the last ones to get the update 🙁

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Optus are usually pretty good on the updates.

phantomsofthedesert
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phantomsofthedesert

no actually Telstra last

Brian Chambers
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Brian Chambers

Nothing here either. Optus branded G3 from Virgin

Brendan Shadwell
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Brendan Shadwell

D802 also has CM12 Nightlies which are running super smooth.

Phill Edwards
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Phill Edwards

Any news on when LG G2 users will get Lollipop?

JadespawRJ
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JadespawRJ

No joy yet. Mine is unlocked Australian stock from The Good Guys.

teazgood
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teazgood

Cyanogen now has official nightlies for the d855 running smooth on my Telstra g3

Tlar
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Tlar

Sadly mind did not, unlocked from Good Guy 🙁

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