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LG G Pro 2 starts getting Lollipop 5.0.1 over-the-air in Europe

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LG G Pro 2 starts getting Lollipop 5.0.1 over-the-air in Europe
The Android 5.0 Lollipop started seeding for LG G Pro 2 users in South Korea some 10 days ago, and based on a host of screenshots sent in by one of our readers, it's looking like LG isn't wasting any time pushing the update to other parts of the globe – in this case Hungary, Europe.

Weighing in at about 640MB, the new 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware brings a much-needed UI refresh to the G Pro 2, which was starting to look a bit stale and outdated with LG's now aged proprietary skin based on Android 4.4 KitKat. Among the changes are a re-designed notifications bar, refreshed icons, new software navigation keys, an overhauled recent apps menu, and many more. If you've seen the LG G3 with Lollipop on it, then you'll know exactly what to expect.

It is unclear at this point when LG G Pro 2 owners in other countries (and regions) will get the prompt to update, as the over-the-air process is broken down into phases. LG started out with South Korea, fixed any outstanding bugs that it didn't catch internally, and then moved on to other areas. Unless a widespread, critical issue rears its ugly head, it's likely that the firmware is in for a smooth sail, and you won't have to wait much longer to get yours. Unfortunately, however, if you own a carrier-branded G Pro 2 unit, then you might have to sit tight, for your network provider first needs to certify the software for work on its infrastructure.

Thanks for the tip, John!

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posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:28

4. nileshchipade8082 (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Great

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:32

5. asialove (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Jan 2010)


This is the Android 5.0 update for D838 model?

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:44

6. nileshchipade8082 (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Yes this is for d838

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 21:24

11. asialove (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Jan 2010)


Hi, Chris P.

Hungary? Are you sure this is the Update for the G pro 2 model launched in Hungary??

I even can not find G pro 2 handset on LG Hungary official website.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:48

7. JakeH (Posts: 77; Member since: 01 May 2014)


Hope G2 gets updated, looks promising so far

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 09:53

8. anubissa (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Feb 2015)


Lucky users of G Pro 2! It's outrageous though that LG left the european version of Optimus G Pro (E986), stil a decent phone after all, on Android 4.2, which means that unlucky owner of that phone cannot even use LG R smartwatch (or any other smartwatch to be more precise!)

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 10:08

9. zooler (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Feb 2015)


I know my AT&T LG Optimus G Pro E980 is running 4.4.2, find it odd the E986 did not get the KitKat update yet. I would be surprised if LG does update the G Pro to 5.0 but who knows.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 10:45

10. anubissa (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Feb 2015)


While US and Asian models got the 4.4 (skipping 4.3), for the unknown reasons E986 was left behind totally, but as Huawei had second thoughts on updating their Mate 2 maybe there is hope for good old Optimus G Pro.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 04:20

12. agungs (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


Here in Indonesia just got an update for OS ver 5.0.1 dated March 31, 2015, it's little bit faster and smoother. Battery life has not been tested yet.

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