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

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new 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware brings a much-needed UI refresh to the G Pro 2, which was starting to look a bit stale and outdated with LG's now aged proprietary skin based on Android 4.4 KitKat.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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G Pro 2
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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12 Comments

4. nileshchipade8082

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Great

5. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

This is the Android 5.0 update for D838 model?

6. nileshchipade8082

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Yes this is for d838

11. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

7. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

Hope G2 gets updated, looks promising so far

8. anubissa

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 10, 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!)

9. zooler

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

10. anubissa

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

12. agungs

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 13, 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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