LG beats Samsung and others to the punch, brings Android 5.0 Lollipop to the G3 "this week"

LG just announced that its G3 flagship smartphone will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop starting “this week” - we’re not sure if this means the week that ends tomorrow, November 9, or the one that begins on Monday, November 10. In any case, LG mentioned that the update will be first rolled out to G3 users in Poland, while folks in other key markets should expect to get it “in the near future.”

Following this announcement, it looks like LG is the very first manufacturer to officially bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to a non-Nexus, or non-Google Play Edition device. Earlier this week, we saw quite a few screenshots showing Lollipop running on the G3 (here and here), so perhaps the news of its imminent arrival shouldn’t surprise us.

Other manufacturers that should soon bring Lollipop to select devices include Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and Sony.

LG said that details regarding Lollipop updates for other devices will be revealed “in the near future.” For the record, LG Germany already confirmed that the G2 would get Lollipop sometime after the G3.


source: LG

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

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74 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow, that's fast. Let's hope they didn't have enough time to re-implement all of the clutter...

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Suddenly everyone OEM is on the ball with quick flagship updates

22. Furbal unregistered

Consumer pressure is a wonderful thing

26. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Also motorola inspired them too... Competition is a wonderful thing:)

27. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

And Android One.

35. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Kudos lg!! Hopefully no bugs.

25. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Well I have an S5 on Verizon and I will wait for a custom ROM so I'm figuring to have Lollipop no later than June!

2. epeevic

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

So what's the point buying the Nexus 6?

5. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Bigger size, better specs, different feels in the hand ect.

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It is better than this

44. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

In EU N6 is around 600eur. The G3 in EU can be found for 350eur.

49. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

tbh the power between my old z1 and my new Note in terms of raw power feels non existant.. so i'd rather go for the 350 Euro LG g3

61. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Where the hell is the G3 in the UE 350€!?!? In Romania the 16gb 2gb of ram costs 500€..

63. GranFlash

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

In Poland it costs about 1350 PLN for brand new device. It's about 320 €.

72. Nath4N

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

where? cheapest on allegro.pl is 1480

64. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

16GB module is about 375 euros in sweden :p

65. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

In Greece the G3 costs only 350€ and the G2 only 272€....

69. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Not in the EU, but in Bosnia 16/2GB model is 375€, 32/3GB model is 415€. You could find it even cheaper but I just checked one of the few stores that have working and up to date website, and they are slightly more expensive.

70. ionutX

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 09, 2014

In Romania the price is 380€ and you can get it for free with 2 years contract.

51. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Because you want to enjoy pure android. Honestly I never liked pure Android before at all but after lollipop on my moto x my feelings and thinking about stock android has changed , its beautiful, smooth, colorful and most of all its feels like everything is new changed .. For first time I feels stock android can beat OEMS , there are few little things which other OEMS might be doing better but now I can live with stock android actually its more fun with it now. Before loving stock android, mine favorite skin was Sense 6, but still launcher of sense 6 is better ..for my taste at least.

54. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Anything lacking in vanilla android can be easily added with apps etc. Some nice features that sense and touch wiz has are missing but nothing major. To be honest it doesnt matter as long as ur company gives u fast updates. And what LG is doing is amazing and more amazing than the amazing motorola.

3. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I just want to know why and why they take forever to get the update ready. I mean Samsung.

7. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

cuz they need integrate it with touchwhiz

9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

And 8 bazillion different models/versions.

55. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

1. Touch wiz which is a heave skin that modified android a lot. Needs time to be updated 2. They have 4-6 different version of S5, not to mention they have like 6-8 flagship phones each year that need updates. Then add in the list another 10-15 high end mid range phones that need updates. Then you get the picture why it takes time. The curse of samsung's domination with too many phones has its bad side when it comes to updates,

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Why it only says "Beats Samsung"? how about it beat pretty much every company but why single out Samsung...We all know Samsung is going to take forever to bring Lollipop....

10. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

The title says "Samsung and others". I'm mentioning Samsung because it's the largest smartphone / Android vendor, and it's also LG's arch rival from Korea.

21. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Ahhh ok thankz.

19. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Samsung has been one of the fastest to update their devices in recent years you troll.

23. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

and yet it took a while for the Note 3 to get 4.4.4... I was just curious....

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