NEW YORK: There is good news for LG G2 owners as a leaked screenshot shows Android 5.0.1 Lollipop running on an LG G2 device, confirming that the handset will receive the latest Google mobile OS update.
The LG G3 is guaranteed to get Android Lollipop just as soon as LG finishes tailoring the update for their 2014 flagship device. But those who bought the first redefining smartphone from LG in 2013 have an Android L update to look forward to, judging by the leaked “software info” screenshot that has hit the web.
The screenshot shows Android version 5.0.1 (build number LRX21Y) running on an LG G2 handset, hinting that soon after the LG G3 gets its Lollipop, last year’s flagship will as well.
There are a couple of caveats to consider before getting too excited, though. Firstly, this screenshot was leaked from an LG G2 model F320L, which Android Headlines noted is the South Korean LTE-A version of the device. Secondly, while LG has been one of the fastest Android OEMs to release the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the 2014 LG G3, those updates have also been in South Korea and Europe.
That all means that if you’re in the US, you’ll almost certainly be waiting until early 2015 before you see Android L on your LG device – and longer, still, if it’s an LG G2. And one more caveat: LG hasn’t set an Android 5.0 update release date for the LG G2, so it’s possible it will never roll out.
But at least the existence of this screenshot, vague as it is and caveats included, should give LG G2 owners some hope that their excellent handsets – which should still have a lot of mileage left on them – are probably (and justifiably) slated to be running the same up-to-date Android system software as other premium phones in 2015.
And on top of that, judging from the visual characteristics available only in the screenshot, GSMArena notes that LG G2 owners might end up getting the new design and interface of the G3’s GUI update in the same Lollipop package.