LG G3 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop later this quarter, Asus devices in mid-2015

by: Robert TriggsOctober 27, 2014

LG G3 lollipop update

Slowly but surely smartphone manufacturers are revealing their Android Lollipop update plans. Asus and LG are the two latest companies to stick their hands up and be counted, with the PadFone S, ZenFone, G2, and G3 all making the cut.

After weeks of complete silence, a post on LG’s official German Facebook page reveals that the company will actually be one of the first to have Lollipop ready for its latest flagship. LG is promising to have the update for the LG G3 out before the end of the year. That might be even faster than HTC’s 90 day promise. However, regional and carrier update timeframes could vary. An update for the LG G2 is scheduled to follow shortly afterwards, although a specific timeframe hasn’t been given.

Asus has also recently announced its update plans through its own ZenTalk forum. The ZenFone 4, 5, and 6 are all set to receive Lollipop in April 2015, as is the PadFone S.  The company’s new PadFone Infinity will also receive the Lollipop treatment come June next year. This is a little slower than some of the big companies that are planning to release updates, but the confirmation is much appreciated.

ASUS lollipop updates

If you would like a look at the swanky new features heading our way with Android Lollipop, check out our need-to-know guide. Other smartphone owners can find our up to date list of confirmed Android Lollipop updates at this link.

  • Webby

    And the G2???

    • Blowntoaster

      “An update for the LG G2 is scheduled to follow shortly afterwards, although a specific timeframe hasn’t been given.”…

    • Neil Porter

      Ad mentioned aboveI am running the G3 UI on my G2 right now

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  • pauldrew18

    The LG G2 badly needs a UI update. I can wait for the Android Lollipop update next year but the Optimus UI of the G3 ought to be released to the G2 much sooner. The LG mid-rangers of 2014 are already enjoying the new UI. What a bummer.

    • Neil Porter

      Try clouyfa G3 rom if you want to change the UI

  • Peerpressure

    Woohoo, the G2 is also getting it, maybe before the end of the year. Couple this with LG’s promise to update it with the G3 software, and this phone will be good to go. Super happy I picked one up almost a year ago. This might be the phone I just keep instead of upgrading.

  • Kapitull Krishnappa

    Not bad Asus..even ZenFone 4 getting lollipop.

  • Cj

    Hooray for Asus! Can’t wait to taste lollipop. :D

  • Phil

    No news about the Lg gpad 8.3 ?

    • jubeldum

      V510 Google Play Edition will get it but I wouldn’t hold my breath for the V500 to get it.

  • Linas J.

    Anyone knows whether the LG L90 will receive the update? Seems like a capable device, was one of the first mid-rangers to come out with 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

  • Jake

    Yeah no news about LG Gpad 8.3

  • Ana

    That is super awesome! I really hope LG can stick to that timeframe!

  • Sondrek17

    What about the g flex? It has the same processor as the G2…

  • BB

    Does this includes US?

  • Nuno MC

    They said the same last year with kitkat and what did we get?? they released a timetable just like that above and didnt go with it…
    The G2 received Kitkat in late(very late, some only in Jan 2014) December 2013, but ONLY the Korean Version!! The international (D802) only got it in mid March of 2014 (the unlocked version ofcourse lool) the carriers ones received it many months later!!
    So lets recap:
    Korean G2 received kitkat in late Dec 2013, international received it in March 2014
    Now the flagship is the G3, so the Korean model will received it in late Dec 2014 and the international G3 will received it in March 2015; and the G2 will get it like in June or something like that looool

    So thats it !! they are fast!!!

    • Mike Bastable

      Agreed, they used to be untrustworthy and truly awful, let’s hope that the up-tick in sales and quality leads to them actually doing things right this time around.
      They really cannot afford to screw this up this time,again.

      • Nuno MC

        they will scew up, they wont put many features in the G2, like splitwindow.
        Thats why I changed to CloudyG3, that way I get all the stuff the G3 has.

        • Mike Bastable

          Looks interesting but i have absoluetly no idea how to install that, the blog does not give instructions. 4k video recording lokks awesome though.

        • Mike Bastable

          My first reply was basically me askimg you ” how do install CloudyG3 on a standard european G2….can find anything that gives instructions lol

  • Jose Romero

    Half a year?! Really Asus?

  • Jay

    LG do seem to have stepped their game up with the G3 so fingers crossed we get 5.0 in 2014!!

  • Mike Bastable

    Just a quick breeze through some forums shows LG could generate a huge groundswell of word of mouth marketing if they get this to the G3 AND G2 this year…it would be a huge feather in their cap and a major shakedown for Samsung!

  • makkyun

    I doubt about the LG Lollipop update. They haven’t even released a bootloader unlock solution! This was the same when I was still using my Optimus 3D. It took them almost 2 effin years to release an official ICS update when there was already a CM10 (4.1.2) build available.

  • Android Developer

    How come Asus has a near-AOSP rom and it takes them so much more than LG’s, which has a much more customized rom ?

    • Marc Perrusquia

      They lazy

      • Android Developer

        It’s too bad. I hoped Asus would be great in this matter.

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    G2 mini will hopefully get another update sometime next year.. My mom’s got one now

  • Tony Smith

    WHAT ABOUT THE LG G2 ??????????????????????????????????????????

  • crutchcorn

    Hopefully the G3 and G2 can get it finished before the end of the year! If they can they have a good change at generating a lot more attention for themselves and might even be able to market that! Not supprised about the long updates from Asus

  • Chuck Petti

    Cloudy G3 2.0 ROM works awesome on the G2. The ONLY thing that didn’t work on my VZW white model was the standard messaging app couldn’t send/receive mms or pictures. 2 days ago downloaded the new google 5.0 apk messaging app… works perfect ~

  • NicoBerrutti

    G2 mini?