LG already hard at work on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the G3, leaked screenshots suggest

LG already hard at work on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the G3, leaked screenshots suggest

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.

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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30 Comments

1. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

What about those buttons? Lollipop style is much better.

3. deanylev

Posts: 233; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

It's such an early build, I'd be suprised if their buttons aren't at least somewhat 'lollipop-esque' by the final build.

4. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Since LG G3 has integrated navigation buttons settings panel, I guess you will be able to change to Android L looking buttons.

15. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

I agree.

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Are they really better, or just different? I'm all for smaller on screen buttons, but what's wrong with making them look like what they do?

22. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

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.

26. findinghomer

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

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.

28. sprintugh

Posts: 4; Member since: May 21, 2015

I agree with your comment. The lollipop update was just sent 2 my phone. Im unclear about what happened to my phone its completely different. Do u have screen shots to share so i can compare

27. findinghomer

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

eww!!

2. deanylev

Posts: 233; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

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.

5. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Stock Android FTW

6. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

It would be boring if all Android phones would have stock android. Custom UI + stock android smoothness is the way to go.

11. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

custom ui + stock android smoothness(especially on low end devices) = slower updates(and annoyed customers).

12. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1389; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Except for touchWhiz no smoothness there...

7. cigzz

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

This is actually not a leak. LG's Polish official blog posted them. They also said that the update will include animations and shadows from Android L (5.0).

8. Sid91 unregistered

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.

14. LoveHater

Posts: 231; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

want software support ,,, come to Moto wagon

20. wilsong17 unregistered

Samsung does release update fast is the carrier

23. Furbal unregistered

LG has made some nice improvements over the past few generations.

9. GranFlash

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

Looks beautiful

29. sprintugh

Posts: 4; Member since: May 21, 2015

I agree with your comment. The lollipop update was just sent 2 my phone. Im unclear about what happened to my phone its completely different. Do u have screen shots to share so i can compare

10. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Old on-screen buttons are better than ones on Lollipop.

13. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Amen to that. I hope they dont change, or give options which theme you want.

30. sprintugh

Posts: 4; Member since: May 21, 2015

I agree with your comment. The lollipop update was just sent 2 my phone. Im unclear about what happened to my phone its completely different. Do u have screen shots to share so i can compare

16. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I like LG leaked 5.0 UI more than Samsung one that leaked ~

18. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

since the g3 has the option to customize icons, i really wish they would include the stock icons so we could switch them out. i'm not a huge fan of their washed out square icons.

19. Hattori

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

Android Lollipop on LG G3 in Vietnam, genk.vn/di-dong/bat-ngo-xuat-hien-rom-android-loll​ipop-cho-lg-g3-tai-viet-nam-20141106213854718.chn (Vietnamese)

21. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Looks really good already, so not much change it needed~

24. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

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.

31. sprintugh

Posts: 4; Member since: May 21, 2015

I agree with your comment. The lollipop update was just sent 2 my phone. Im unclear about what happened to my phone its completely different. Do u have screen shots to share so i can compare

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