LG says the G3 will get Android 5.0 Lollipop this coming week, at least in Poland

by: Jonathan FeistNovember 9, 2014

LG G3 Global Launch June 27

LG is not holding back with the Android 5.0 Lollipop updates, promising the LG G3 will get the latest version of Android starting this coming week. Rollout is limited to Poland at the moment, but other markets, and other LG devices, should be along shortly after.

LG just last week announced their plans to start pushing out the Android 5.0 Lollipop release before the end of the year. Depending on how this coming week works out, it is possible that LG will have Lollipop on the G3 before Google themselves can get the release onto Nexus devices.

There is no better phone than the G3 for LG to start with, a point that President and CEO Dr. Jong-seok Park wanted to drive home. “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 makes specific mention of Lollipop’s secure connectivity features that will allow you to use your LG G Watch, or really any other Android Wear powered wearable with Bluetooth, to unlock your LG G3.

LG G3 Android 5 Lollipop


Like it or not, Android 5.0 Lollipop is on its way. We had the chance to take a good look at what LG’s implementation will look like yesterday and we gave Lollipop’s Material Design a good shakedown in our Friday debate. Motorola is also set to get things rolling without delay, having already pushed Lollipop to a larger than intended short list of Moto X users.

LG says that other markets and other devices will get their stab at Android 5.0 Lollipop soon. If previous update history proves accurate once again, LG G3 users on carriers in the U.S. should expect at least a couple weeks of tapping that Check for Updates button before the magic takes place.

LG G3 owners in Poland, keep us in the loop this week, we’d love to know when things go live. The rest of you, has your manufacturer given you any indication when your phone will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop?

  • jacob martinez

    Come on Samsung Galaxy S5!!!! Hurry up and catch up!! :/

    • noreason

      LOL :,D

    • Rooney-

      Samsung: Sorry, i always LAG no matter what!! :p

  • loku

    Poland can into LG G3

  • Jonathan Bae

    I really hope they change the icons on the status bar… Other than not resembling the flat UI, they’re just too big and ugly…

    • noreason

      Use DPI changer

  • Catalin Bunescu

    Will G2 get the 5.0 update?

    • cohibal


      • Nipun

        will Lg G Pro 2 get 5.0 update?

  • Kevin Kuo

    Google…you better release Lollipop for the Nexuses before LG…

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  • Jaime

    ready for LG G2 Cloudy G3 ;-)

    • Nipun

      will Lg G Pro 2 get Android L 5.0 update?

  • crutchcorn

    WOW!!! That was QUICK! Impressed!

  • noreason

    Most probably fake news, but if true than whole Europe can flash it once somebody gets the update, as these ROMS are not country based

  • Ken

    awesome news

  • Usha Kiran

    i have a nexus 5 . and the main reason i bought this phone is for the fast updates/..
    why are you doing this to me Google..?

  • Adi

    I Love LG.

  • Gramy

    And I’m still sitting here wondering about LG G3… Will it overheat? Should I buy it?

    • KapteinStein

      Only great experiences with the g3 since I got it in July. No issues. The auto screen brightness is crap though, but I use the “lux” auto brightness app which is better than any other auto brightness anyway. Now that it has Nexus speed updates as well I would seriously consider it.

    • Lilith_Black

      The phone does heat up if you constantly jack up the brightness to ~65% and above.

    • Sean Farrow

      Mate, I love my G3. No overheating (don’t know where you heard that), speedy as anything… slicker than any phone I’ve used, including the nexus 5, GS5, Note 4, iPhone 6, insane battery life (3 days on average for mine), the screen in absolutely wild… I can not fault mine. Just buy one. It’s the OnePlus One without the fail.

  • Alchem1st

    Why Poland?

    • dafuq

      Cuz Poland cannot into space and as a recompensation they can into Lollipop :P

    • kejwmen

      why not?

    • Rodney

      Probably because Poland is a huge market for LG, they have lots of factories there ( a lot of their TVs/LCD panels are manufactured in Poland ) and LG products are immensly popular in this country.

  • Groud Frank

    Wow! The real question isn’t how LG managed to do this so quickly. The real question is what will the Nexus folks do with all that salt now that their feeling of superiority about them getting updates first has gone?

    • Jayfeather787

      I have had lollipop on my Nexus 5 for a while.

    • The LG G3 has almost the same design style of Lollipop. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had some kind of insider help when they designed their Android OS variation.

  • KapteinStein

    Fantastic news! I expected to wait until March for this. LG has outdone themselves on the g3, faster update than the Nexus line is what dreams are made of! Kudos LG, Kudos!

  • Zsun

    Not really that excited. I feel thw current UI very good already.

  • John Zakaria

    Xperia Z3 will be faster that you all (Sarcasm ;$)

  • jay

    what the story with poland getting updates first? i remember that the galaxy S3 got the first updates in poland too. is there any other updates first in poland? anyways good job LG thats how it should go…

    • YeOldeRam

      but they will get it within a week every year for 2-4 years. You will get it early only one year, while its a flagship.

  • putnick

    We will see who is getting the update first…
    I believe the nexus will be the first
    To the haters, nexus have Android L since June…yeah?

  • Leif Shantz

    I’m actually surprised that LG will release the update THAT quickly! Especially after their Android 4.0 ICS update disaster….

  • Nipun

    Will Lg G Pro 2 get Android L 5.0 update?

  • Mike Bastable

    Now if LG actually manages to push this through for the G2 they will have a wave of goodwill from users that will help them blow away the competition even more

  • jimmiejerkmeeoff

    Always the whiners complaining about not being first to get updates RATHER THAN being more concerned about a stable release. I prefer other guinea pigs get the fresh release as my testing grounds. Heh heh heh….

  • Sean Farrow

    Love my G3… and the possibility of getting Lollipop before Nexus devices… makes it even better!

  • Karly Johnston

    LG gets it at or before my Nexus… stupid Giggles.

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