After LG G3 owners from Europe received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update a few days ago, we have the confirmation that U.S. owners are going to follow. Get ready for a good and a bad news; even if the update was already announced, it won’t be available right away, and even worse – as you probably know already – it won’t be equally distributed to all LG G3 smartphones at the same time, instead, the time frame from which all LG G3 smartphones are going to run Android 5.0 Lolliop is strictly a carrier decision.
LG USA confirmed via Tweeter that the Lollipop update will be coming soon for LG G3. Unfortunately, LG did not stated when this update is actually going to happen, but we will be surprised if the update is going to be rolled out in the next couple of weeks. After all, this isn’t an international update, so it means that each carrier can decide its own OTA time frame.
Basically it means that Android 5.0 Lollipop is not directly depending on LG manufacturer. U.S. carriers, such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-mobile will roll out the update on their own terms. So, if you are an LG G3 user from U.S.A. keep in mind to lookout for this update depending on your carrier ( and keep an eye on us, because we are going to announce when the Android 5-0 Lollipop OTA Update for LG G3 is going to be made available by your carrier ). If all U.S. carriers will release the Lollipop at the same time or not, we don’t know, but based on previous experiences, they won’t, and some of you might get mad at the delay on which a specific carrier delays the OTA Update. But at least, we know we can enthusiastically wait for the update to roll out. Furthermore, LG is also going to update its predecessor, the G2 with Android 5.0 Lollipop, though there isn’t any information about the roll out; only that it will most probably happen after G3 gets updated.
For those who don’t remember, the LG G3 will celebrate one year, in May 2015 since it has first been released. And what could be a better celebration for one-year anniversary than enjoying the latest Android OS? Although, the LG G3 was available in the U.S.A starting with July of 2014, the Korean manufacturer has outsold the Samsung Galaxy S5, soon after its release.
LG G3 became very popular worldwide, being sold at a rate of 25.000 to 30.000 units per day since its launched. LG manufacturer packed well the profit for individual smartphones in 2014, registering a profit of $450bn thanks to G and L series which were its best sellers for smartphone models. After LG’s smartphone sales grew more than 25 percent in 2014, the credit went directly to LG G3, mostly because it grabbed a huge part of top-level Android customers, managing to drop a few percent from regular Samsung customers.
It will be interesting to see if LG will be able to keep up the growth, with the release of LG G4, and how is going to perform with LG G Flex 2, on its way to expand top level offers.