LG’s G3 Lollipop update spreads across Europe
Weeks ago, when Google officially dropped Android 5.0’s source code into AOSP, LG was fast to claim the title of the first OEM to update a non-Nexus phone to the Lollipop build (though, technically speaking, Motorola had already begun soak testing the update for its Moto X “Pure Edition” at the time). At the time it was only available in Poland, and finally today we’re learning of further progress, with the LG G3 Lollipop Europe release nearing completion as you read this.
All across the many European countries, users of the international-oriented D855 G3 model are being alerted with the update to Android 5.0 (no, not Android 5.0.1 – this build is actually a few weeks old). You’ll get Android build number LRX21R with the update, LG’s software suite being upgraded to V20e atop it, and you’ll get most of the new features Nexus devices got with the release of Lollipop. A surprising omission, though, has been the fact that the navigation buttons on LG’s skinned version of the OS are actually the exact same as before, something that has grown to become characteristic of the new software for many.
US customers, even though this isn’t your update, it certainly signals good things. Expect carriers to begin updates for regional G3 variants in just a few weeks.