LG fans recently learned that the South Korean tech giant will not be rolling out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. Now, it seems LG has no immediate plans to release Android 5.1.1 for its newest LG G4 flagship.
According to GSM Arena, the O2 carrier from the U.K. and LG Hellas have revealed that LG is not planning to roll out Android 5.1.1 for LG G4. It further claims that since LG is delaying or canceling the release of Android 5.1.1, it may allow users to directly upgrade to Android M. As of this writing, it is not known why it is not releasing the Android 5.1.1 update soon.
NDTV states that the South Korean smartphone maker has released many smartphones with Android 5.0 Lollipop in this year. However, it has not confirmed whether the handsets will receive the Android 5.1.1 or Android M update. In the past, LG had directly updated the LG G3 running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The Android 5.1.1 is currently available for Nexus devices like the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The upgrade is being rolled out to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in France and in the U.K. Even carriers in the U.S. such as T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular have already rolled out the update for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users.
Sony has confirmed that the entire Xperia Z series of smartphones will receive the Android 5.1 update along with other handsets like the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia C3. Moreover, it has also released the Android M Preview for some Xperia smartphones. NDTV adds that HTC too has confirmed that the HTC One M9 and the One M9+ will receive the Android M update.
LG has not made an official announcement relative to canceling the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for LG G3 and LG G4. Also, there is no official confirmation about the when the Android M OS will be released. However, there are rumors that the new Android OS version will arrive with the Nexus smartphone in October or November this year.