European LG G3 reportedly getting Android 5.0 Lollipop as we speak, can we say that USA is next?

European LG G3 reportedly getting Android 5.0 Lollipop as we speak, can we say that USA is next?
Rejoice, users of the European LG G3! Android 5.0 Lollipop is reportedly being rolled out for said version of the flagship, bringing the bells and whistles of Google's newest mobile OS to LG's UI.

This means Material Design, rich notifications on the lock screen, a new battery saver mode and better battery life, support for user profiles, better security, improved performance thanks to the new ART runtime, and countless other goodies. 

The South Korean version of the phone already got treated to said update over-the-air, and the firmware itself got leaked for the collective joy of all those users who were not of the patient type. Reportedly, the Lollipop update has already hit some users of the German variation of the handset, and it is expected that the firmware will slowly roll out for users in other European countries as well.

At this point, it seems that the US carriers are the ones responsible for holding up G3's Lollipop update in the States. Hopefully, those users of AT&T's, Verizon's, Sprint's, and T-Mobile's LG G3 won't have to wait much for the much-anticipated sweet build.


source: GSMDome

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

wonder is it just me didnt like the lolipop lockscreen? and also the lolipop on-screen buttons,look cartoonish,glad LG didnt follow

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The US will get it in 6 months when the carriers are ready. The carriers in the US suck. The should become more like they are in the EU so the absurdity can stop from these carriers.

3. limporgyuk

Posts: 353; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I'm in the UK and just been notified of the update. Won't be updating though as I have heard it restricts rooting and I have modded my G3 a lot to get it bearable.

4. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Lg UI looks eye catching to me. What LG needs to do is switching from LCD to SAMOLED display and also take care of the poor battery in their next flagship LG G4.

8. etotherescue

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

That is what LG is known for, their IPS displays. I doubt they will put an OLED display on their flagship phone.

5. palmguy

Posts: 962; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Come on, uuuuupdate Moto X 2013!

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

It really surprises me that everyone is praising lockscreen notifications as LG already had it on G3 and I'm sure they weren't only ones (WidgetLocker i.e.) Anyway, Google is very late with this "feature"

7. mike2959

Posts: 692; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

The carrier's in the US suck? Man lemme tell you what I have the Korean version of the S5 and LG G Pro2, twice the bloat easily of Verizon and AT&T, And as far as updates same deal slow as carp. And last thing is in the US easily have more carrier options. You all need to get out more.

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