(Update: rollout across Europe) Lollipop rolling out to LG G3 on Vodafone UK

by: Matthew BensonDecember 16, 2014

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Update: more reports indicate the Lollipop update for the LG G3 is now available in countries across Europe. To check for the update’s availability manually, go to Settings>About phone>Software Update.

Original post:

When it’s not waxing poetic about the virtues of an Edge display, Vodafone U.K. is actively aiming to satisfy its customer’s sweet tooth. Assuming one has a fixing for a luscious lollipop that is. Following the LG G3’s Android 5.0 update in Poland last month, the device is now being updated for customers in the UK as well, assuming they are on Vodafone.

We’ve taken a look at the changes that Lollipop brings to LG’s flagship phone here. For a brief visual presentation, check out this video:

Credit must really be given to LG on this one, as the OEM has managed to beat nearly every other device maker on the planet with the speed in which the change to Lollipop rolled out. Likewise, Vodafone U.K. deserves a round of applause for finishing its carrier testing and tinkering with the software so quickly. Meanwhile in America…

  • Great news for LG G3 owners there!

    I wonder if Motorola has forgotten about the rest of the world (Moto G 2014). I totally understand that testing Lollipop takes time and I’m ready to give it to them, but considering the update has been out in the US for more than a month now, I wonder what’s taking them so long. They mostly have to get it ready for Dual-Sim, that’s it, other than that the phones are really identical.

    I would load a XT1063-64 ported ROM, but I don’t want to unlock the bootloader as of now. Also, stability issues. Once Motorola is done with this device and stop with updates, that’s when I’m ready. And anyway, the development of ROM’s is still going to take time.

  • Drummer62

    Perhaps they’re first because it looks like basically nothing in the UI has changed from KitKat, not even the new soft keys. It’s great that they are first but I think most will be hard pressed to tell the difference. I mean, google made Lollipops UI look so nice but LG seems to have just ported their kitkat skin right over all the hard work google put into making lollipop. That is a shame!!!!! I really wish more OEM’s would get away from skinning the UI so much and instead just add useful features but leave the skin alone. Motorola has it down perfectly, just add features but leave the stock google UI!!!

    • Juan A C

      You couldn’t have said it better. Add functionality if you want, but leave the beautiful OS alone!

      • guest qwe

        You all crack me up.

        Most of the new stuff in lollipop came from these skins you all keep bashing.

        • Cole Raney

          They are saying they are fine with the features, but not the design changes.

    • PoisonApple31

      I can’t stand the look of the Playstation buttons Google has gone with in Lollipop. LG’s notification shade is so much more useful than stock Lollipop – not to mention you don’t have to have those sliders as shown in that video above. Google should have let you customize which toggles appear in the notification shade. I agree with you the LG’s skin is ugly in other areas, but that is why I use Nova Launcher. Google is using LG’s teal color in Lollipop anyway, so Google’s material design keyboard looks like it was made to fit with LG’s skin.

    • findinghomer

      Those New soft keys are atrociously ugly

  • AS

    Any news about the unlocked version?

    • Sylvester The PuddyTat

      don’t be in a rush to install it , invariably new versions cause havoc with the early adopters wifi issues batter issues etc , leave it a couple of months to see if it is stable THEN install it

      • AS

        Had it a couple of days so far, works great. Can’t say I’ve ever had any major issues with new versions, all the way back to the nexus one.

  • Krzysiek

    I installed official Polish Lollipop as soon as it was available (of course OTA didn’t work). I had to format the device because I had a ton of compatibility issues (i.e. LG Apps could not have been updated beacuse of “lack of space”). Finally I went back to KitKat, re-rooted device and installed ChupaChups ROM available on xda. Animations, new volume controls and notifications are nice, but that is the only difference. There is no speed boost at all. Quite disappointing…

  • dafuq

    Now also Polish people in the UK can have a Lollipop on their G3s :)

  • Guest

    please tell the name of winner of Choose your own android giveaway..

  • Jayesh Soni

    please tell the name of winner of Choose your own android giveaway..
    m waiting… dont let me down.. hoping so much…

    n i know its me..

    i have to most entries from my link….

    Thanks a lot…

  • Sylvester The PuddyTat

    not keen on the stock Lolipop skin i much prefer kitkat

  • Ahmed Alawadi

    And people hate on touchwiz ?!!
    This look soooo ugly in camparison

  • jack

    Pathetic android.. Lolipop on specific carrier on specific phone model on specific country… It’ll take years until it hits your device specifically

  • martin clinton

    Is that a direct data toggle in the shade? If so glad LG think people don’t want to go through the google default of the data signal bringing up a slide button just to switch data on and off….shame you still can’t just stick them on your homescreen!

  • crutchcorn

    So… I fell in love with the G3 skin when it came out… Now I feel conflicted… Did it need to change that much…. Or should it have updated…

  • Klementes

    Just received it OTA via Orange CH (Switzerland), D855 model. Lollipop update!


    I just got it on my G3 sim-free :)

  • Jay


    And my G3 is unlocked, not on Vodafone.

    It’s is GORGEOUS.

  • Eddy

    I know what I want to accomplish with my device, I just need it to be ready to accept commands and process them quickly. The G3 has performed that role as well as any handset I’ve used in the past year and, a few cosmetic issues aside, is my favorite phone of 2014.