LG shares info on Lollipop updates for the G3 and G2
We’ve just recently heard about Samsung’s plans on updating it’s 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5, to Android 5.0 Lollipop, and now more details are surfacing regarding other manufacturers and they respective top tier models. While the aforementioned Samsung bit is not official information, as it is based on a report citing unnamed sources (that claim December to be the month in which the Galaxy S5 will get the latest and greatest from Google), the plans for Android 5.0 Lollipop from the competitor are.
LG took it to Facebook (granted, to a localized page for Germany to be specific) to tell owners of the 2014 flagship, the G3, as well as owners of last year’s top model, the G2, when to expect the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update. What our German skills (combined with Google Translate) help us get out of the wording is that those who own an LG G3 should expect the Android 5.0 Lollipop update sometime in the fourth quarter of 2014. While we are already in the fourth quarter of the year (October, November, December), and pretty much almost mid-way soon, there are still two months to go. Whether it will be November or December is yet unknown, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed for you that it will be sooner than later.
Owners of the G2 were not so lucky to get an estimated timeframe (vague as the G3’s timeframe is): LG Germany only mentions that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update “will follow”. When exactly will it follow is a question we can’t answer at the moment, but, just like in the G3’s case above, we’re hoping for a quick roll-out process.
These plans above are referring to international (unlocked) devices. If you have an carrier version of the LG G3 (or G2), in the UK or in the States, the above dates might not apply to you. Sadly, it has been historically demonstrated that carrier variants get software updates later, as the entire process is lengthier, involving a lot of testing, and back and forth between the carriers and the manufacturer. In any case, we’ll inform you as soon as we find out more ourselves.