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LG already hard at work on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the G3, leaked screenshots suggest

LG already hard at work on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the G3, leaked screenshots suggest

Some of LG’s European branches pulled the trigger already, and announced that the 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 in particular confirming this). LG Germany also chimed in, saying that the G3 would get a taste of Lollipop this year, adding that an update for the G2 will follow after that, likely in early 2015. 

Well, it seems that, with Google just releasing the source code, LG is already hard at work on updating the G3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop, if the leaked screenshots of the work in progress above hold water. You can see Android 5.0's new card-based notification system in the status bar of the G3, as well as the new round profile pic there. Cool beans.

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posted on 06 Nov 2014, 05:27 12

1. rj_78 (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


What about those buttons? Lollipop style is much better.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 05:28

3. deanylev (Posts: 204; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


It's such an early build, I'd be suprised if their buttons aren't at least somewhat 'lollipop-esque' by the final build.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 05:29

4. Anterv (Posts: 172; Member since: 09 Jul 2014)


Since LG G3 has integrated navigation buttons settings panel, I guess you will be able to change to Android L looking buttons.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 07:19

15. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


I agree.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 09:24 1

17. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Are they really better, or just different? I'm all for smaller on screen buttons, but what's wrong with making them look like what they do?

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 16:34 2

22. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


I tend to disagree, I think the Android 5.0 onscreen buttons were a really silly decision on Google's part. In what way does a triangle, a circle, and a square make more sense than the current buttons?

I get that they may fit the overall material design philosophy, but I feel like Google chose form over function, (in a loose sense) and I can't say I like it.

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 22:16

26. findinghomer (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


im with you, those lollipop buttons are generic and hideous! looks like something that would have been from android 1.0. lol .. but , the good thing about soft keys, are you can modify them however you want.

posted on 21 May 2015, 07:29

28. sprintugh (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 May 2015)


I agree with your comment. The lollipop update was just sent 2 my phone. Im unclear about what happened to my phone its completely different. Do u have screen shots to share so i can compare

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 22:18

27. findinghomer (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


eww!!

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 05:27

2. deanylev (Posts: 204; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Quite nice looking. I hope they adapt to Google's 'material design' animation style. I thought the G3's UI was 5x better than the G2's, which was absolutely hideous beyond words. The G3's looks nice, but the animations aren't so nice.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 05:30

5. hmd74 (Posts: 476; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Stock Android FTW

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 05:34 25

6. Anterv (Posts: 172; Member since: 09 Jul 2014)


It would be boring if all Android phones would have stock android. Custom UI + stock android smoothness is the way to go.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 06:29 1

11. techspace (Posts: 1033; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


custom ui + stock android smoothness(especially on low end devices) = slower updates(and annoyed customers).

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 06:41 2

12. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Except for touchWhiz no smoothness there...

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 05:49 2

7. cigzz (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Oct 2014)


This is actually not a leak. LG's Polish official blog posted them. They also said that the update will include animations and shadows from Android L (5.0).

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 06:19 1

8. Sid91 (unregistered)


Good Thing LG is taking the android updates seriously as the market is packed with competitors who only pump out fones on steroids without any software support once its sold,

Regular updates may help their market share, This was one of the reason I left sony, its lack of updates and bland software (My last sony fone was sony arc and i absolutely loved it
- got stolen sadly*),

Currently I am using Note 4 and iphone 6, I am hoping samsung will also release the update ASAP, Not worried about the iphone updates hope android makers take a page out of apple's update policy.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 07:06

14. LoveHater (Posts: 176; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


want software support ,,, come to Moto wagon

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 12:09

20. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Samsung does release update fast is the carrier

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 17:40

23. Furbal (Posts: 921; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


LG has made some nice improvements over the past few generations.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 06:27

9. GranFlash (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Nov 2014)


Looks beautiful

posted on 21 May 2015, 07:30

29. sprintugh (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 May 2015)


I agree with your comment. The lollipop update was just sent 2 my phone. Im unclear about what happened to my phone its completely different. Do u have screen shots to share so i can compare

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 06:28 4

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


Old on-screen buttons are better than ones on Lollipop.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 06:44 1

13. wargreymon (Posts: 671; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Amen to that. I hope they dont change, or give options which theme you want.

posted on 21 May 2015, 07:31

30. sprintugh (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 May 2015)


I agree with your comment. The lollipop update was just sent 2 my phone. Im unclear about what happened to my phone its completely different. Do u have screen shots to share so i can compare

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 07:35 1

16. vipervoid123 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


I like LG leaked 5.0 UI more than Samsung one that leaked ~

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 10:46 1

18. joseg81 (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


since the g3 has the option to customize icons, i really wish they would include the stock icons so we could switch them out. i'm not a huge fan of their washed out square icons.

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 11:49

19. Hattori (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Nov 2014)


Android Lollipop on LG G3 in Vietnam, genk.vn/di-dong/bat-ngo-xuat-hien-rom-android-loll​ipop-cho-lg-g3-tai-viet-nam-20141106213854718.chn (Vietnamese)

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 12:17

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


Looks really good already, so not much change it needed~

posted on 06 Nov 2014, 22:07

24. Fazz1977 (Posts: 153; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


That looks exactly like my G3 on 4.4.2... exactly, bar the funky euro languages of course. The interface, the notifications, the lot. Doesn't look Android L in the slightest.

posted on 21 May 2015, 07:32

31. sprintugh (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 May 2015)


I agree with your comment. The lollipop update was just sent 2 my phone. Im unclear about what happened to my phone its completely different. Do u have screen shots to share so i can compare

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