In what could be termed as good news for users of LG G3 having subscribed to T-Mobile's wireless network service in the US, the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update is confirmed to rollout via OTA to the smartphones very shortly.
According to an official tweet by Des Smith, Product manager at T-Mobile, the much expected Android Lollipop OS update will be seeded to T-Mobile's LG G3 users across the US, beginning 7 April.
The above rollout will happen via OTA which means that users of T-Mobile-driven LG G3 users can check their handsets on a regular basis, for new automatic notifications.
As of now, Android Lollipop can be manually downloaded and installed via the official LG Mobile Support Tool.
Currently, LG G3 runs the now legacy Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) operating platform; out of the box.
What's new with Android Lollipop?
LG G3's T-Mobile subscribers can check out for the following newer enhancements:
- Material Design: Material design offers fluid animations, vivid coloured themes and 3D-Views.
- Improved Lockscreen: Shortcuts for both Phone and Camera are provided, along with Material Design-inspired notifications.
- Touchwiz: Brighter look and feel, bold colours, fluid animation inspired by Material Design.
- Floating Action Button: Floating action buttons provide easy access to the app's most important features, such as adding a new contact or favourite, or composing a text message.
- Interruptions: Priority notifications such as events and reminders, phone calls, and messages can be set up to sound or vibrate while all other notifications are muted.
- Recents: Easy access to your Chrome tabs right from the Recent apps page. Multi-window icons for ease of use during multi-tasking.
Earlier, an official T-Mobile listing had clearly given indications about an imminent Lollipop rollout, for users of LG G3 as well as the LG G2 in the US.