LG USA: G3 Lollipop Update “Coming Soon!”

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.

SOON. (more…)

Top 5 Android Phones of 2014

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…)

Thursday Poll: What is the Android Phone of the Year?

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?

What is the Android Phone of the Year?

  • Moto X (2nd gen) (20%, 3,011 Votes)
  • Nexus 6 (17%, 2,545 Votes)
  • Galaxy Note 4 (14%, 2,134 Votes)
  • DROID Turbo (13%, 1,993 Votes)
  • G3 (12%, 1,760 Votes)
  • OnePlus One (9%, 1,282 Votes)
  • One (M8) (7%, 1,104 Votes)
  • Galaxy S5 (4%, 575 Votes)
  • Xperia Z3 (3%, 405 Votes)
  • Other (2%, 268 Votes)

Total Voters: 15,077

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LG G3 on Verizon Gets Advanced Calling 1.0 (VoLTE) in Update

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 Pushes Update to LG G3, Features Bug Fixes and Stability Improvements

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.

Look below for the full changelog.  (more…)

LG G3 Lollipop Upgrade Starts This Week in Poland

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.”

LG is claiming that they are the “first global smartphone manufacturer” to offer Lollipop in 2014, but you and I know that Motorola actually began yesterday with their new Moto X (2nd gen). Well, they began a soak test. They might start pushing it to the new Moto G as well, though, at any moment. The war of twisted words has begun!  (more…)