LG G2 getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update soon

The LG G2 is last year’s flagship smartphone from LG and even though the LG G3 is already ranking as one of the best smartphones of 2015, its predecessor is nothing to frown at, boasting pretty good specs that can hold their ground even today. Nonetheless, an Android 5.0 Lollipop update would make the LG G2 an even more pleasant budget acquisition, since the new mobile OS from Google brings a ton of new features, not to mention the revered Material Design.

While LG did confirm that the LG G2 would be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop in no time, we haven’t seen any materialization of that promise, even though the update is already rolling out to the LG G3. Nonetheless, a screenshot¬†emerged showing off the Lollipop treatment on an LG G2 smartphone. Seeing Optimus and Lollipop running on 2013’s LG flagship just keeps us calm knowing that proud owners of the handset won’t be left out by Google.

Screenshot of Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the LG G2

Even though we don’t have an exact release date for the LG G2 Android 5.0 Lollipop update, we can safely assume that if it’s not out by the end of the year, we will surely see the OTA rolling out in January 2015. The LG G2 is a respected flagship because of a great display, thin bezels, a pretty powerful battery and hardware and optical image stabilization, which always comes in handy on a smartphone camera. With Android Lollipop, the flagship can become just as modern and note-worthy as its successor and makes for great competition against cheaper phones being released nowadays. You can get your hands on an LG G2 for around $400, which is a great price considering the still high-end specs the device is touting. If you’re not familiar with the handset, you should know that the LG G2 has a 5.2 inch display with a 1080*1920 resolution, Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP rear camera and a beefy 300 mAH battery pack. If that’s not an impressive setup for $400, I don’t know what is (the OnePlus One comes to mind).