Users of the older LG G2 can check their smartphones for Google's Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) OS update, as reports suggest that the firmware has been confirmed for device.

As of now, LG G2 smartphones across the world have been seeded the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update; originally the handset ran the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) operating platform out of the box.

Android Pit has quoted internal sources as saying that the LG G2 will directly get the Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) update bypassing Android 5.1.

A report published in Phandroid also states that the Android 5.1.1 will be available for LG G2 users in US, before it goes live in the UK, India and Australia.

G2 users can check for a newer over-the-air (OTA) notification representing the Android 5.1.1.

Apart from newer enhancements, the firmware is expected to bring along LG's UX 4.0 UI, which is present in the LG G4, hinted the Android Pit report.

Other LG G4-like enhancements are likely to be incorporated in the update for G2 users.

How to manually search and install Android 5.1.1 on LG G2

  • From the Home Screen, tap the Menu Key and navigate to Settings > About Phone > Software updates > Check for Updates
  • Select Download Now
  • When download is complete, a screen will appear stating that the latest software version is ready for installation. Choose Install Now
  • The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK

Meanwhile, reports also suggest that LG G4 users in UK and Greece, may not be seeded Google's Android 5.1.1 OS update, but will get the newer Android M instead.