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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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)
  • 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)



1. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

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

2. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

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

14. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Could he really be Tim Cook?

23. DaftPunk

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

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

32. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

idk maybe,lol

20. blingblingthing

Posts: 962; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

30. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hahaha!@ tim

3. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 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?

7. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I think LG ditched it in favor of G FLEX

21. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

26. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

4. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

when is g pro

5. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Wake me up when 2015 ends.

6. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

G FLEX plsss

8. ervman1

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 01, 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 ;)

9. zalissan

Posts: 1; Member since: May 10, 2014


10. socaholic

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Nice because I love my ☎

11. ThirdEye

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 31, 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.


Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

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

39. raitnau

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 16, 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?

13. Furbal unregistered

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

16. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014


17. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

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

27. JohnD0e

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

15. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

18. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

28. JohnD0e

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 27, 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 ?

29. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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...

33. JohnD0e

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 27, 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!

19. KingQwerty

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 09, 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.

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