COMING SOON. WHATEVER THAT MEANS, IS WHEN THE LG G3 IN THE US WILL GET ITS UPDATE TO ANDROID 5.0 “LOLLIPOP.”
I don’t know why I’m yelling other than I feel like LG is yelling the news out loud to us with no actual details other than “soon,” which in turn is making me want to yell back or at you or with them at you or at them for you or for you with them or at you despite them or…you get it.
2014 is over, in a day or so. That means we are reflecting on the year that was, the phones that took up a major portion of our lives, which apps were the best out of the hundreds of new ones, and which storylines dominated these airwaves. But in the end, this site’s coverage really revolves around two things – what comes out of Google (Android, services, Google Play, etc.) and which phones are the best in the world. The Google stuff will be discussed in varying ways over the next day, so for now, it’s time to focus on the best phones of the year. (more…)
2014 is less than two weeks from being officially in the books. It has been a solid year for smartphone tech, especially on Android, though I’m not sure this year carried the same weight or significance as years past. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good year and a bunch of really great smartphones were released that will last a long time, I just don’t know how many of them will be all that memorable in a couple of years from now. With that said, we still need to decide who came out on top.
We saw follow-up flagships from all of the major players, like Samsung, Google, Motorola, LG, Sony, and HTC. None of them really took any chances, but they all still delivered phones that you would have no difficulty finding supporters of. Beyond the standard crew, we also saw Sony finally enter the US market while its newest flagship was still fairly fresh, and OnePlus made a big splash while pissing people off along the way. Like I just said – there were a ton of options, all of which were good in their own right.
We will have our DL staff top lists here shortly, but for now, we want to know the DL reader phone of the year. Who are you taking?
Add the LG G3 to Verizon’s list of Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) ready devices. An update is rolling out today that includes Advanced Calling 1.0, which is Verizon’s on-device service that enables VoLTE, with HD Voice and video calling. The update also brings updates for massive amounts of bloatware, along with new versions of many of LG’s own apps, like Contacts, Email, and the Camera. (more…)
AT&T has an update rolling out to LG G3 owners, bringing stability improvements, as well as Google security patches. While it is not Lollipop, even though that should be here before the end of the year, any update is better than no update.
Also included in the update is a “no power on” fix via a Qualcomm patch, Google Mobile Service update, Mobile TV 6.0 (bloatware), and removal of the Skyfire Toolbar.
A new color for the G3 from LG is available through Best Buy this afternoon, Derek Zoolander’s favorite color, Blue Steel. The colorway is available on-contract for just $99 through AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, which is on sale down from $199. (more…)
With LG announcing that the Lollipop update will hit G3 devices over in Poland this week, a video showing off just what we can expect once Android 5.0 hits the G3 has been leaked online. As you will see, the phone appears to be somewhere in Asia, given the language being used on the device, but you can expect the overall look to be about the same. (more…)
LG announced this evening that they would begin updating their flagship G3 to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” this week, starting in Poland. After Poland gets the love, other “key markets” will see the upgrade “in the near future.”