LG already hard at work on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the G3, leaked screenshots suggest
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 06, 2014, 5:19 AM
Some of LG’s European branches pulled the trigger already, and announced that the 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 in particular confirming this). LG Germany also chimed in, saying that the G3 would get a taste of Lollipop this year, adding that an update for the G2 will follow after that, likely in early 2015.
Well, it seems that, with Google just releasing the source code, LG is already hard at work on updating the G3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop, if the leaked screenshots of the work in progress above hold water. You can see Android 5.0's new card-based notification system in the status bar of the G3, as well as the new round profile pic there. Cool beans.
- 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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What about those buttons? Lollipop style is much better.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 5:27 AM 12
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I tend to disagree, I think the Android 5.0 onscreen buttons were a really silly decision on Google's part. In what way does a triangle, a circle, and a square make more sense than the current buttons? I get that they may fit the overall material design philosophy, but I feel like Google chose form over function, (in a loose sense) and I can't say I like it.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 4:34 PM 2
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im with you, those lollipop buttons are generic and hideous! looks like something that would have been from android 1.0. lol .. but , the good thing about soft keys, are you can modify them however you want.
posted on Dec 13, 2014, 10:16 PM 0
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Quite nice looking. I hope they adapt to Google's 'material design' animation style. I thought the G3's UI was 5x better than the G2's, which was absolutely hideous beyond words. The G3's looks nice, but the animations aren't so nice.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 5:27 AM 0
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Stock Android FTW
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 5:30 AM 0
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It would be boring if all Android phones would have stock android. Custom UI + stock android smoothness is the way to go.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 5:34 AM 25
Good Thing LG is taking the android updates seriously as the market is packed with competitors who only pump out fones on steroids without any software support once its sold, Regular updates may help their market share, This was one of the reason I left sony, its lack of updates and bland software (My last sony fone was sony arc and i absolutely loved it - got stolen sadly*), Currently I am using Note 4 and iphone 6, I am hoping samsung will also release the update ASAP, Not worried about the iphone updates hope android makers take a page out of apple's update policy.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 6:19 AM 1
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posted on Nov 06, 2014, 6:27 AM 0
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Old on-screen buttons are better than ones on Lollipop.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 6:28 AM 4
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That looks exactly like my G3 on 4.4.2... exactly, bar the funky euro languages of course. The interface, the notifications, the lot. Doesn't look Android L in the slightest.
posted on Nov 06, 2014, 10:07 PM 0
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