Posted Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The company's flagship smartphone will be one of the first devices to receive the new OS.
LG has announced the arrival of the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS for its G3 mobile handsets. The update will be available starting in Poland this week, and will then expand to other markets soon.
"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," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "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."
Android 5.0 offers new design elements, improved notifications, advanced security features, and better performance. Meanwhile, the G3 smartphone uses a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a pixel density of 538ppi. Under the hood, the mobile device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2 or 3GB RAM options, 16 or 32GB storage options, and a removable 3,000mAh battery. A 13MP rear camera with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus technology, and a 2.1MP front camera are included as well. In addition, the phone features a Floating Arc design, LG's Rear Key button placement, and a metallic skin with matte finish on the rear cover for a sleek and ergonomic construction.
An exact US release date for the update has not been announced yet. Likewise, there's no word on when other LG devices will receive Android 5.0, but LG plans to announce an upgrade schedule soon.
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