‘No Plans’ to Update LG G3 to Android 5.1 Lollipop


LG this year has launched a number of Android 5.0 Lollipop handsets in the market. The firm till recently had not mentioned anything about whether its handsets, including the flagship G4, would get the recently announced Android M. However, the company now indicates that last year’s flagship, the LG G3, will not receive Android 5.1 Lollipop at all.

According to LG Hellas, in a reply to a comment on Facebook, the South Korean firm currently has no plans to roll out Android 5.1 or Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to its LG G3smartphone. This could also mean that that smartphone might be directly jumping to Android M.

Skipping updates is nothing new for LG as the firm has previously too rolled out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its G3 directly from Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

On the other hand, fellow South Korean firm Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edgehave reportedly started receiving the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is being rolled out over the air (OTA) to T-Mobile users in the US, but is also available through the Samsung Kies software.

Sony too earlier this month detailed its plans as to which Xperia smartphones will be receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop updates later this year. As per the company, the entire Xperia Z series will be receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, along with theXperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3, starting July. Sony also announced that the Xperia M2and Xperia M2 Aqua handsets will be directly updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop from Android 4.4 KitKat, skipping the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS completely.