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(Update: more screenshots) Here's a first look at LG’s version of Android 5.0 Lollipop

A new screenshot, originating from the Life is Good blog, gives us a look at a work-in-progress build of LG's version of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Published onNovember 7, 2014


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?