In 2014, an important part of an OEM’s job is keeping its flagship phones up to date, especially with major Android releases. With the final code drop of the Android 5.0 Lollipop release, it’s time that OEMs get cracking at updating their respective devices. Motorola, HTC, and Samsung look to be hard at work, and now it’s about time that we get an LG G3 Lollipop leak as well. That’s exactly what we’ve received today, in the form of an early screenshot tour of a test build of the update.
Of course, as you’d expect, this build looks to be still in very early stages of development. There’s this queer mashup of AOSP and LG’s Optimus UI, with not much an aesthetic flow at this point (just look at that KitKat-esque iconography if you need some convincing), but everything looks to be taking shape pretty well as far as the development of the update is concerned.
There’s a heavy LG influence on the design, which will probably stick around in the final build to the dismay of many, but that’s definitely a matter of user preference. Whatever the case, this leak looks to corroborate the alleged end-of-year ETA for the G3’s Lollipop update, and that can’t be anything but a good thing.