The LG G3 smartphone
LG has reportedly started Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Verizon LG G3 in US. LG

LG G3 owners, who have subscribed to Verizon's wireless network service in the US, can check their handsets for the much expected Google Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) OS update which has finally begun its rollout.

A Droid Life report quotes Verizon LG G3 customers who have confirmed the rollout of Android 5.0.1 for their respective devices.

According to the report, the larger Verizon-driven LG G3 user community can check out for Android 5.0.1 update bearing build number LRX21Y and version number VS98523A.

LG G3 users who have received notifications for the above mentioned update build (and software version) via OTA should notice the software in the form of a bulky 717MB sized file.

Android 5.0.1 for LG G3
Screenshots indicating Android 5.0.1 update for LG G3. Droid Life

Manually checking for the latest update

Verizon LG G3 owners can check their devices manually for new updates as mentioned below:

Navigate to Settings > System Updates > Check for new system update.

Users are also advised to connect to an available Wi-Fi network, and to ensure that the smartphone's battery is charged up to at least 50%.

New features brought along by Android Lollipop OS update:

  • Material design: A whole new colourful look and feel - from fluid animations to new application and system themes, colours and widgets.
  • Notification UI: Notifications will appear on the lock screen and are intelligently ranked by type and who sent them.
  • Recent apps: Redesigned Overview space includes both applications and separate activities within those applications.
  • Flashlight: Lollipop includes a new flashlight option as part of Quick Settings.
  • New battery saver mode: The Battery settings panel now shows an estimated projection for how much time is left while discharging or charging. Users can also enable a new battery saver mode that will save power by reducing performance and most background data operations to extend battery life.
  • Pin a view/application: Screen pinning allows users to keep a specific app or screen in view.

Verizon-driven LG G3 owners can check their handsets for the new Android Lollipop firmware upgrade, and let us know about the rollout.