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LG G3 gets a taste of Android Lollipop this week

Good news for LG G3 owners, as the South Korean company is pushing Google’s latest version of Android to the handset from this week.

If you were expecting a Nexus device, or even a Motorola handset, to be the first to get an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, then you might be surprised to hear that it’s actually an LG device which will lead the charge. The LG G3 will be receiving the update this week, starting in Poland with other markets to follow shortly thereafter.

It’s unclear, as yet, why Korean manufacturer LG has chosen Poland for the starting point of its rollout, but Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile had this to say: “LG is absolutely committed to giving our customers the best mobile experiences available and bringing Android Lollipop to G3 owners as soon as possible is a top priority. The new features and improvements in Android 5.0 will bring a whole new user experience to the G3 and make it even better than it already is.”

Google is hoping to make an impact with Lollipop, adding a heavily reworked user interface, extra security features and the addition of Android Runtime, which allows apps to run more smoothly.

The company has also constantly highlighted that Android devices come in all shapes and sizes with its ‘Be Together, Not The Same’ slogan, and we’re thinking that allowing LG to have the first Android 5.0-powered device on the market could be a nod to this new egalitarian ethos.

The LG G3 was released back in June with an insanely sharp 5.5-inch True HD-IPS touchscreen, 13-megapixel camera and a 2.5GHz quad-core processor. It was an excellent device right out of the box (we gave it the full five stars), not to mention it went on to win ‘Best Phone of 2014‘ at last week’s Recombu Awards. With all that in mind we’re excited to see what Android Lollipop will do for the overall user experience.

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