News by Luke Jones on Monday October 27, 2014.
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LG as a company will look back on 2014 as the year in which it turned a very important corner in the smartphone world. Sales have increased, the G3 arrived with plenty of hype and lived up to it, and the Korean company is also making its own processors now. What's more, LG is finally getting serious about software, which was first in evidence after even a quick play with its G3 UI, and is now all but confirmed as the company said the G3 flagship with be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop before the end of the year.It turns out I was very wrong about LG. Last week the company's Android plans had not been detailed and I wrote the following statement:
However, LG's biggest problem will be how it supports its smartphones in the future, and the G3 is a good example to emphasise this point. Released in June, the G3 is a formidable cocktail of good looks, market leading specs, and easy to use software; it is arguably the best flagship on the market. However, LG has left the device ignored and has not updated it at all since launching the handset and has left it languishing on Android 4.4.2 while all of the rival flagships have updated to Android 4.4.3 and Android 4.4.4. What's more, LG has yet to offer details as to when the G3 will get bumped to Android 5.0.You see, LG has a habit of not supporting devices well, and while not updating the G3 at all in the last few months is not confidence building, it could be that LG was working towards KitKat. The G3 is reportedly due to get the bump to Android 5.0 during this quarter, which (depending on other OEM's) means the handset could be the first third party device to get Google's latest and greatest software. What?s more, German website Computerbase also says that LG has confirmed that last year's flagship, the G2, will also be getting a lick of the Lollipop, although that will come early in 2015. Considering the G3 has probably the best OEM Android skin, it is very pleasing to see it will be quick to the Lollipop party after all. source: Computerbase
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