LG G3, The First Handset To Receive Android 5.0 Lollipop

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That’s how flagships should be treated! It looks like LG has beaten Motorola in the race to launch Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The LG G3 is set to become first smartphone to get the refresh.

Surprising as it sounds, LG Mobile has officially announced that it would be rolling out the highly anticipated update to Android this week for its flagship smartphone.

Previous rumors hinted that Motorola might be the first.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company makes it official in a statement:

“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.”

The rollout is set to begin in Poland in the next couple of days, and will be followed by other key markets in due time. But it does signal a new milestone for the South Korean handset market, which actually has a bit of a history of taking its time to updates for its smartphones.

Beating Google, Motorola and HTC takes some doing.

Particularly considering that it has not been long since Google provided OEM with the final version of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Having said that, it is still unclear how long it will take the update to hit other countries, but at least the company has got the code figured out — should only be a matter of time now, even if it is a staged upgrade that might continue until the end of the year.

LG also confirmed that more of its devices will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop in the near future, with an announcement regarding this coming soon.

What remains to be seen is whether LG will initiate the rollout for the G3 ahead of the Nexus 6 release, which has been delayed by a week. Google’s latest handset will launch November 12.

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