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LG G2 will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop sometime after the G3

LG G2 will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop sometime after the G3
Several days ago, we told you that LG’s current flagship smartphone, the G3, would be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop before the end of the year (with LG Netherlands and LG Belgium confirming this).

Today, LG Germany re-confirmed that the G3 would get a taste of Lollipop this year, adding that an update for the G2 will follow after that (likely meaning sometime in early 2015). Of course, it’s not surprising to see that the LG G2 - an ex-flagship released in the second half of 2013 - is also getting the latest version of Android, but it’s good to see an official confirmation.

You can currently buy an unlocked LG G2 for around $400 - definitely not a bad price for what the handset has to offer. The G2 features a 5.2-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 13 MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 3000 mAh battery. With Android Lollipop on board, the smartphone will look brand new (well, at least from the software point of view).

LG has yet to talk about Lollipop updates for the rest of its handsets, but we assume that devices like the LG G FlexLG G Pro 2, LG G Vista, and LG G3 s won’t be forgotten anyway.


source: LG Germany (Facebook) via AndroidNext (translated)

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posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:32 2

1. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


Sometime after the G3?
"Sometime" is not a specific date.
Thats what I call Excellent Customer Service

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:42 12

2. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)


tim cook,are you jealous,because your iphone wont get android lolipop update:P (just kidding lol

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 12:13 2

14. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Could he really be Tim Cook?

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 15:32 1

23. DaftPunk (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Are you a wizard ?
.
.
.
God he's just trolling on every Android related article.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 07:57

32. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)


idk
maybe,lol

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 13:51 1

20. blingblingthing (Posts: 529; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Could have been worse Tim, Imagine if it was updated to iOS8

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 02:53

30. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2055; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


hahaha!@ tim

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:43

3. E.S.1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I'm glad that LG is doing better with updating their phones.

Does anyone know when the new LG G Pro is scheduled to come out?

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:52 1

7. santy (Posts: 60; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I think LG ditched it in favor of G FLEX

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 14:17

21. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1420; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Better? Are you kidding me? Some time after G3 can be even 3-4 months after G3 which comes in December. That could be 4-6 months after 5.0 lunches. Terrible.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 18:25

26. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


The next G Pro might be coming next year? Probably around January 2015, just like how the G Pro 2 came out around early 2014. Hopefully the G Flex 2 will come out along with the new G Pro, looking forward to those two devices.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:48

4. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


when is g pro

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:49 7

5. aco96 (Posts: 240; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Wake me up when 2015 ends.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:51 2

6. santy (Posts: 60; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


G FLEX plsss

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 11:03 3

8. ervman1 (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


niiice G2 is one of the best phones around, def for the value. I'm currently running a very smooth rom of the G3 on it and hope we'll be able to get some lollipop a bit sooner than next year ;)

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 11:14

9. zalissan (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 May 2014)


ooooooooffffffffffffffff

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 11:46

10. socaholic (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Nice because I love my ☎

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 11:52

11. ThirdEye (Posts: 31; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)


Nice.

I have a D851 which is TMo's LG G3 unlocked.
My prior phone was a D801 T-Mo's LG G2, which my wife is using.

Glad to see both get getting updates. Hopefully T-Mo also QAs and passes it to us in the similar timeframe.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 11:56 1

12. MICOY (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Waiting Lollipop for my G2 D802. This update update will change the whole UI, right?

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 15:12

39. raitnau (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jan 2015)


Can you please give some feedback on the D802? Seems like the Korean version already has Android L, but I plan to buy the D802 (European version), and I'd like to know, if you have an OTA update for Android L?

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 12:02 2

13. Furbal (Posts: 980; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


The g2 at its current price is a pretty damn good value

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 12:25

16. sip1995 (Posts: 1575; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Indeed...

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 12:38

17. shnibz (Posts: 300; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


Sure is! I got one about 2 months ago and it is bad ass.... Except the camera when indoors

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 23:29

27. JohnD0e (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Oct 2014)


I just purchased the G2 from Swappa. This will be my first LG Android device. I hope it doesn't disappoint. I broke my S4 recently w/o insurance so hopefully this will be as good in comparison.

What I really hope is it's easier to ROM/root this than it was my S4.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 12:24

15. sip1995 (Posts: 1575; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Now, I'll definitely buy it....

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 12:42

18. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


It seems like the perfect phone until you use the software...

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 23:30

28. JohnD0e (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Oct 2014)


Yeah. I've read that - and still purchased a used one today. I can bypass most of the nuances by installing Nova Launcher.

Is this phone capable of being rooted/ROMd ?

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 00:13 1

29. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Depends on which version you get. The T-Mobile version that I had was completely locked down, so there was absolutely now way to unlock the bootloader, root, or install a custom ROM. Bummer. As far as I know though, all the other versions of the phone are rootable. Install CyanogenMod and you have yourself a great device...

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 07:59

33. JohnD0e (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Oct 2014)


It's the Verizon variant, which is usually iffy on that stuff. I miss being able to put CM on my phones. I haven't done it since my Galaxy Nexus days.

I'll look in to it. Thanks man!

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 13:14

19. KingQwerty (Posts: 15; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


As a G3 owner I would love to believe these Lollipop 5.0 reports before the end of the year. I just don't believe it. I'd bet a kidney we don't see it on US G3's until early Spring 2015.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 14:19

22. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1420; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


When company announces a date for update its for unlocked international phones. Not LG's fault for USA companies bloatware and separate updates. Having that in mind you could get the update in USA carriers phones 1-3 months after as usual.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 16:41

24. LuckyS (Posts: 154; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


I have Cloudy G3 rom on G2, it's good, but I would like to taste Lollipop soon. Hope for some fast AOSPs ports.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 17:26

25. UglyFrank (Posts: 1652; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The funny thing is that the G2 is a better performer than the G3

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 07:34 1

31. rbuljo (Posts: 27; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


had an G2, bought a G3, used for 4-5months... went back to the store and bought a G2 again.
G2 is an amazing handset, best bang for the buck 2014, and runs circles around the G3..

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 06:54

34. JohnD0e (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Oct 2014)


This makes me excited as I just purchased a G2 yesterday from Swappa.
Broke my S4 so hope it's comparable.

Do you know if the Verizon variant is rootable/ROMable?

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 11:47

35. kane74 (Posts: 44; Member since: 24 Jan 2014)


I'm getting mine delivered tomorrow... I'm excited. Dont know if I'll follow the root path yet.. I'll try the original ROM for a while then Ill decide.. Its an ugly but beasty phone!

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 07:05

36. JohnD0e (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Oct 2014)


It's a great phone man. Use Stumproot if you wan to root it. It's equivalent to Towelroot, which is a 1 click APK root. Easy as pie.

I'm still blown away at how great this phone is. Superb in almost all areas. It WILL take a while to get used to the button son the back. I'm talking months so don't lose patience with it.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 09:52

37. rbuljo (Posts: 27; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


what he said.. use stomproot, install busybox, get xposed module and install g2 tweakbox and amplifier. get 50hrs+ batterylife easy.. also, use titanium backup and get rid of all the bloatware.

youll even receive OTA, just have to open stumproot after OTA.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 22:37

38. subithsukumar (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2014)


hope new update will fix the camera ui laginess in low lights!!!!!!!!!!!

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