Verizon is once again (very) very late to the party when it comes to Android updates. Finally, after a lot of waiting, Verizon has started rolling out the LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update, and it’s not even 5.0.2, it’s the first version, aka Android 5.0 Lollipop. While others are already getting the LG G3 Android 5.0.2 update and are waiting for Android 5.1, Verizon finally approved their 5.0 build and is sending it out OTA to units across the United States. Truth be told, only unlocked LG G3 units have Android 5.0.2 Lollipop now, but you can still get a ROM with the newer software for carrier versions of the phone if you are willing to root.
Anyhow, Verizon LG G3 owners should gear up, charge their batteries and be around a good Wi-Fi connection, because Android 5.0 Lollipop update is inbound. Although getting the new LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Verizon units is decidedly a good thing, most people are more excited about the new LG 4.0 UX which has been leaked in a few demo videos in the past week. The new UI is more Lollipop than what you’re getting from the carriers right now, as in the UI has been tweaked enough so that you can notice a difference. Most LG G3 users who have installed the Android 5.0 Lollipop update complain that they can’t really see much of a difference between the old UI and the new one.
We’ve no exact release date for the new LG G3 UX, but rumors say that it would be sent out OTA once the LG G4 is launched on April 28. That’s just a rumor, but it sounds like the most plausible scenario. Even though many are excited about the LG G4 release date, there are few reasons to actually drop the LG G3 and upgrade, since the LG G3 flagship is one of the best smartphones released in 2015. If carriers manage to send out timely Android 5.0 Lollipop updates and the subsequent releases, this smartphone will definitely remain as top-notch as the rest. It can even compete against the newly released Galaxy S6 brothers and the HTC One M9, although performance and camera performance won’t stack up to the new launches. But for a daily driver that is as future-proof as possible, all the while staying affordable and up to date, the LG G3 could be an excellent option. The gist of it is: gear up Verizon customers, the LG G3 Android 5.0 update is on its way. Or get your hands on a nice custom ROM. Your choice.