News by Luke Jones on Monday November 10, 2014.
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LG is jumping on the Android 5.0 Lollipop bandwagon in double time as the company has revealed that its G3 smartphone flagship will be getting this week. The Korean company says that the over the air update will start being issued this week, starting in... Poland. LG said that more important markets will follow in the near future (thought to be this month) and that it will also offer details of other handsets getting Android 5.0 soon.
LG is absolutely committed to giving our customers the best mobile experiences available and bringing Android Lollipop to G3 owners as soon as possible is a top priority," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The new features and improvements in Android 5.0 will bring a whole new user experience to the G3 and make it even better than it already is.LG is really acting quickly, especially when considering that Google has yet to actually release Android Lollipop for its own Nexus line up just yet. Of course, those products and indeed Google Play Edition devices will get Android 5.0 first, but LG and the G3 will be hot on the heels of those. LG will be one of the quickest to act, with only NVIDIA with the Shield Tablet saying that will also get the update this month. It certainly makes a change for LG and recently we even questioned LG's commitment to updating the G3 flagship considering the company has not updated the device since launch.
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.We got that one wrong it seems.
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