LG G3 receives Android 5.0 in the Middle East

LG G3 receives Android 5.0 in the Middle East
Here's an interesting story for a lazy Saturday. One of our loyal readers in the Middle East was walking around the local mall and sauntered into a phone store as all of us are wont to do. He checked out the LG G3 on display, and discovered that it had just received the update to Android 5.0. So he did what any red-blooded LG G3 owner would do under the same circumstances. He quickly loaded the update on his own phone.

That means that his LG G3 now offers the new Lock Screen notification system, the new Recent Apps menu, the enhancements to his battery via Project Volta and pull-down Quick Settings just to mention a few. Our reader, who goes by the name Nichol, says the update has gone live in Dubai and the UAE.

The moral of the story is that next time you visit a phone store, check out the display model of the phone you use for updates because you might be happily surprised like our reader was. Nichol sent us some images of the store's updated LG G3 snapped presumably with his own LG G3. Feel free to view these pictures by clicking on the slideshow below.

Thanks, Nichol!

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1. kick413

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

I hope i get those buttons!

2. matin7575

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 07, 2015

As I remember 2 or 3 weaks ago android 5 update have been came for iran and it soft breaked some lg g3

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I hate how the triangle is facing inwards....

9. Gothbeard

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

err...what's the story here? LG G3 has had Lollipop for months already.

12. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Well, that would be because this particular G3 has its Back and Multitasking keys switched around, as LG lets the user decide which order they want their software keys to be in. The standard configuration has the Back and Multitasking keys on the left and right, respectively.

10. jerry14

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 23, 2014

Yeah guys pleease someone tell me whats going on... Lg g3 got the 5.0 already and it had no triangle and stuff buttons... how can one phone get one android versions in 2 different skins? :/ Im kinda confused.

13. socaholic

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I vot the button s update yesterday. I think u will get it soon

11. socaholic

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I have the international g3 and i got the button update yesterday.

14. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Great,everyone around me gets Android 5.0 and Sony didnt said any word...

15. wmkit

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I'm using the international G3, just got my 2nd android 5.0 v20h update with the new home buttons, 1st update was v20e.

18. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I hope my G2 won't get those ugly on-screen buttons.

19. Bobo88

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

I already have this update past one week and the new buttons look more nicer and cool.

20. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Hi phonearena it's me Nichol Fornolles, the one who submitted the story of the updated G3, just a quick correction, I am using Motorola Moto G 2013 for snapping those photos, anyways thank you for appreciating and highlighting my story! I felt really overwhelmed. I am just an ordinary phone geek and this site is like one of my favorites.

27. anasnazeer

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

How much for the 2gb and 3gb? I want to but it and i know someone who can send me a phone from there. Those prices are in riyals right?

21. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

The lollipop rolled out in Iraq 2 weeks ago . Old news .

22. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

Why would anyone install on a smartphone an operating system that doesn't offer a silent mode ?? I will skip this update for sure !

24. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 931; Member since: May 07, 2014

I have lollipop installed on my G3 and it does have a silent mode. I don't know what you are talking about. There is a "vibrate" and "Do note Disturb" mode.

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