The Android 5.1 Lollipop is the most recent Lollipop firmware update that is now gradually arriving for handsets released this year and last. However, the LG G3 is one 2014 flagship that is not going to receive the update.
According to Phone Arena, LG Hellas recently posted on its Facebook page that it is not going to release the Android 5.1 Lollipop or Android 5.1.1 firmware update to LG G3 handsets. The successor model, the LG G4, comes preloaded with Android 5.1.
The publication claims that could be an indication that the Android M OS will be released instead of the Android 5.1 for LG G3. It shows that the specs of the device are still powerful enough to support the new version of Android.
Phone Arena adds that in the past, too, LG had skipped minor updates to jump from Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Android 5.0 Lollipop. GSM Arena claims that if the South Korean tech giant decides to directly bring Android M to the LG G3, it would probably receive new OS by next year. As of this writing, there is no official announcement from LG on whether the Android 5.1 Lollipop update will be skipped for LG G3 users.
The LG G3, released in June last year, was one of the best-selling smartphones of 2014. t is the first smartphone with a Quad HD screen. The 5.5-inch display supports a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
Under the hood is the Snapdragon 801 chipset, which features a quad-core processor that produces a clocking speed of 2.5 GHz. The SoC also includes Adreno 330 graphics.
It is available in two internal storage variants. The 16 GB model is supported by 2 GB of RAM and the 32 GB model has 3 GB of RAM. It features a 13 MP camera on its rear and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera. It is equipped with a battery of 3,000 mAh capacity.
The LG G3 has been replaced by LG G4 flagship. It is already available for purchase through all major carriers in the U.S. It features a better 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, 16 MP main camera, 8 MP selfie camera and an optimized battery of 3,000 mAh capacity.