For the second year in a row, LG apparently aims to stand out as the device manufacturer capable of the swiftest major Android updates outside of the Nexus franchise, already dispatching Marshmallows for the European G4, and gearing up to do the same for the G3.
Remember when we told you both flagships were looking at surprisingly early bumps to 6.0? Well, LG could meet its self-imposed mid-December G3 deadline, uploading the M open source code to the company’s public servers, which likely means 1GB goodie packs will begin rolling out over-the-air in a matter of hours. Days, tops.
For some reason, the Korean OEM tends to favor Poland as the first soak test market, so folks around those parts may want to start checking their phones manually. If everything goes as planned, and no significant bugs or system instabilities are noticed during this experimental phase, more “international” users will probably be treated to battery life improvements, UI tweaks, and security enhancements in time for New Year’s Eve or even Christmas Day.
Technically, the LG D855 version is only in use on the old continent, but in reality, import specialists are also selling the factory unlocked G3 stateside starting at roughly $250. For the money, you’ll be getting more than respectable hardware in addition to contemporary software, including things like a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, and 3,000 mAh battery.