Verizon's LG G2 receives Android 5.0 via an OTA update

Verizon's LG G2 receives Android 5.0 via an OTA update
For Verizon customers sporting the LG G2, today is a day that they have been dreaming about for some time. Android 5.0 is now on the way to the handset via an OTA update and changes the GUI so that it follows the LG G3 and the Material Design look of Android 5.0. The Notification panel will require a single swipe up to display Notifications and Quick Settings at a single time. Swiping up again will dismiss Quick Settings, leaving the Notifications on the screen.

Other changes include Lock Screen notifications, and the new "Recent Apps" menu which includes Screen Pinning. The latter prevents the phone from opening any other app except the one that is pinned, until the user decides to unlock it. Holding the "Back" and "Recent" buttons will unpin the phone. Also included are the 64-bit ART compiler that opens apps faster, and Project Volta for enhanced battery life.

Because of the size of the update, you should make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network when downloading and installing it. You should also make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50%. And keep in mind that the update is sent out in waves. If you don't receive the update today, it might come tomorrow or the day after that or the day after that. The point is that the update will eventually arrive. By the way, if you're keeping track, the new software version is VS98039A.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3000 mAh


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