November 7, 2014
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lg-lollipop-build

Update: Here are more screenshots showing LG’s Lollipop implementation, from Vietnamese website LGViet:

 

We’ve already had a peak (twice) at Samsung’s vision for its Touchwiz-enhanced version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and now it seems to be LG’s turn. After LG Netherlands, LG Belgium and LG Germany all essentially confirmed that the G3 would see Lollipop this year, we now have a look at a work-in-progress build showing off LG’s take on Lollipop.

The most obvious Lollipop cues here are the notifications, which are clearly Android 5.0 card-based style. The interface also appears to have more of Lollipop’s shadows and animations. One big thing that is missing, however, is the Lollipop style navigation buttons. It is currently unclear whether or not LG plans to keep their current navigation buttons or if they will make the transition to the arguably Playstation-like buttons found on stock Android 5.0.

Reportedly the software screenshots shown above are from a reasonably far along build, and the Life is Good blog claims the update could begin rolling out in Europe in as little as a few weeks from now. What do you think of the likely-unfinished LG Lollipop build, based on these screenshots? Should LG make more obvious Lollipop and Material Design changes, or do you like the way it looks as-is?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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