The LG G3 on Verizon did not benefit from Lollipop. Sure, everything on the phone looks prettier without KitKat, but that prettiness, unfortunately, has also meant having a phone that hardly performs normal (and critical) smartphone functions. Don’t believe me? Go look at Verizon’s community forum for the G3. It’s all lawsuit threats, complaints about this or that bug, and users asking how they can go back to Android 4.4. Almost immediately after the phone received its update to Android 5.0, the complaints started. Here we are almost three months later and they haven’t even slowed.
With that said, I may have good news, frustrated G3 owners. An update is ready to rollout to your phone! (more…)
AT&T is pushing an update out to LG G3 owners, but don’t all start jumping for joy just yet. The update is listed as Android 5.0.1, meaning you won’t see Android 5.1 magically appear. According to the changelog, there is only one thing being updated, and it’s basically bloatware. (more…)
Back in early April, T-Mobile began rolling out a Lollipop update for the LG G3. Sadly, the update must have sucked, because T-Mobile quickly pulled it from servers, not allowing anymore users to update to it. Now, in almost mid-June, Lollipop is officially back, according to T-Mo’s Des Smith. (more…)
An update rolling out to the LG G3 on AT&T is bringing VoLTE capabilities, as well as a little bit of bloatware. Upon boot up after updating, users will see the Uber app preloaded on their device. Yes, this sucks, but you can always disable it if you want. (more…)
To help spread awareness for LG’s VR for G3 headsets, we have in our possession three, count ’em 1, 2, 3 LG G3 headsets to give away. Each is for T-Mobile’s network, so if you are already on T-Mobile or plan on switching to the Uncarrier, these will be a nice little prize for you.
With VR for G3, which is based off of Google Cardboard, G3 owners can experience a somewhat basic virtual reality, complete with games and apps, all of which are available directly from Google Play. The VR for G3 is available directly from LG when you purchase a new G3 and select retailers, plus LG couples a QR code on the box where you can grab a few exclusive VR titles for your enjoyment.
So, if you are interested in winning, let’s get to it. (more…)
The LG G3 on Verizon is getting Lollipop! It is! Look, we have an official document saying as much. It’s also dated today! It doesn’t say April 1!
In all seriousness, the timing of Verizon going live with update details makes perfect sense. Over the weekend, we told you on Twitter (you should follow us there for nuggets of info like this) that you could plug-in your G3 and update via Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant. Many of you took us up on that and have been running Android 5.0 for a couple of days, while others were slightly confused by our half-cryptic Tweet.
Either way, the over-the-air (OTA) version of the update is going to start today. As expected, it’s a big one. (more…)
According to T-Mobile’s product guru Des Smith, the G3 from LG is set to receive an OTA update to Lollipop on April 7. With this rollout, most carrier variant G3 owners will be running Lollipop, including those on AT&T and Sprint. (more…)
Starting today, new purchasers of the LG G3 get a free VR headset unit at participating retailers. The headset is based off of Google Cardboard, and with that, you can access the entire VR library of content that is downloadable via Google Play. (more…)