Update: LG G3 First to Get Android 5.0 Lollipop This Week
Contrary to the belief that Google’s Nexus range would be first to receive the next iteration of the company’s own mobile OS it appears that LG has declared its flagship G3 smartphone as the frontrunner for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update when it arrives in the near future. [UPDATE:] That’ll be at some point this week.
LG made the Android 5.0 announcement on its online newsroom revealing the new additions to the G3 range when the update rolls out, including performance enhancer Android Runtime (ART) along with a new lock screen with new layout and colour scheme for notifications as well as security feature for connectivity between smartphones and other wireless and Bluetooth devices such as the LG G Watch range.
More Android 5.0 features will be announced soon for LG products as it reaches Poland before heading to other ‘local markets’ – suggesting this may be a test run, rather than a full release we can get excited about.
The names of other mobile manufacturers including heavyweights such as HTC and Samsung have also been spoken of in the same breath as Android 5.0 Lollipop with both companies receiving the source code for the next version which was released on November the 3rd. However neither is yet to come forward with an announcement like LG, possibly opting to test he platform behind closed doors before making it available to the public on smartphones like the HTC M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 respectively.
On the other hand, LG coming out with the news might prompt its rivals to reassure their smartphone customers that the sweet new Android is on its way for them too.