LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update officially "coming soon" to US users

LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update officially
Last month, LG started rolling out an official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its G3 flagship smartphone in Europe, and we assumed that it wouldn’t be long until the same thing happened in the US. We’re happy to inform you that we were right: LG today confirmed (via Twitter) that Lollipop is “coming soon” to US-based owners of the 5.5-inch Quad HD handset. 

Unfortunately, LG doesn’t provide an exact time frame for the update, but we’re not going to be surprised if some G3 users will get Lollipop starting the coming weeks. Obviously, how fast the update arrives will depend not just on LG, but also on carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular are all offering the G3).

In May this year, the LG G3 will be one year old, and we definitely hope that everyone using it is going to be able to enjoy the Lollipop experience by then. LG’s flagship smartphone from 2013 - the G2 - is also going to receive Android Lollipop, though this will probably happen after the G3 gets the update.

source: LG (Twitter)

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1. Fletch87

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Hopefully real soon

2. Nikkek

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 23, 2015

Still waiting for an article to come out about Lollipop arriving to Note 4 in europe.. :(

3. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Lg Mexico told me that Lollipop will arrive in late feb. I hope they wont take to much time by the carriers...

4. julz17ronald

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

My G3 was better with Kitkat. Battery drains faster and the phone is noticeably slower.

12. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Did you factory reset? Big updates always require factory reset.

5. devonblue4u

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 12, 2011

got tired of waiting. Resurrection Rom 5.0.2 already installed on my T-MO G3, as well as my work only S4 (5.0.1 CM12 GPE). But gotta wait for the wife's Note 4. Not taking any chances of bricking that thing, with its locked bootloader.

6. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

"She licks me like a lollipop " ~ Lil Wayne

7. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Knowing update history from both Samsung & LG, I bet that it's safe to say that we'll see the update close to around the time the next flagship will be announced.

13. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Gotta suck being owned by the carriers as American people are. Guess you aren't so free in that matter, huh?

8. Rigbaby

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

Does anyone feel that "maybe" the notification panel looks a bit better before it had its lollipop makeover?

9. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

My Optimus G was left with one single update in its life span to JB 4.1.2. It's a Nexus 4 at heart, no excuses. My G2 has had one single update in its life span to KK 4.4.2. It's a Nexus 5 at heart, no excuses. Lollipop is coming very late My G3 has had one bug fix having owned the device since launch day in the US last summer. Getting a little tired of your $h!t, LG. Support your devices and maybe you'll gain some more support world wide

11. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Optimus G got updated to 4.4.2. G2 is soon getting lollipop, that use more than many flagships can say. G3 has gotten tons of improvements since the launch. Stop blaming the OEM when it's your carrier that don't care about their customers.

14. Gabrielbezerra81

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Agree for Optimus G, it should get lollipop, theres no excuses.

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