LG Electronics Inc. confirmed that it would begin updating G3 handsets with the new Android 5.0 Lollipop mobile operating. Users in Poland will be the first to download the new mobile operating system. Users in other markets should anticipate the Android 5.0 update in coming weeks with the smartphone manufacturer saying it will soon announce a release schedule for other mobile devices. We’re yet to see the global rollout of updates for the Nexus devices, or those of Motorola, which were among the fastest to update to Android 4.4 KitKat. Android 5.0 Lollipop is already running on the Nexus 9 tablet, and it will ship with the Nexus 6 smartphone, which is expected to be released Wednesday.
LG Electronics Mobile Communications Co. CEO and President Jong-seok Park said in a statement that LG is absolutely committed to giving our customers the best mobile experiences available, and bringing Android Lollipop to G3 owners as soon as possible is a top priority. 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.
Last week Motorola had posted the release notes for Lollipop on the 2014 Moto X , but they were immediately pulled down. Android 5.0 is currently rolling out to Moto X owners who signed up for the smartphone’s “soak test” and could see a wider release should they not report any glaring errors. The decision to pull down the pages describing the update could mean that Motorola jumped the gun, and will not officially roll out the software for a few days. The first Moto X model to receive Android 5.0 is Motorola’s unlocked “Pure Edition”.
Google has delayed the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. It will now roll out on November 12; exactly a week after it was initially meant to launch. Google has decided to delay the update in order to iron out some last minute bugs. Apparently there are a couple of necessary fixes required before the system is ready to be rolled out to older Nexus devices. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are the first to run Android Lollipop.