Users of the LG G2 and G3 smartphones are experiencing widespread performance issues after receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. LG G2 and G3 owners report various problems involving battery drain, slow charging and Wi-Fi connectivity, among others.
LG just announced the imminent release of its latest flagship smartphone, the G4, on April 28. The phone boasts improved specs, including a highly touted upgraded camera, and high-end design materials complete with leather backing. The phone also comes running Android Lollipop out of the box.
Owners of the former LG flagships, the G3 and G2, however, are not all happy with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update that was released to their phones earlier this year. Most U.S. carriers have pushed the latest OS to both the G2 and G3, and the results are decidedly mixed. While some LG owners are happy with the update, many have taken to Internet message boards and Tech Times to vent their frustrations.
Among the most prevalent issues include battery drain, slow charging, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
"Battery drain, slow charging, trouble with Facebook, notifications not appearing. I LOVED my LG G3, but am now VERY disappointed!" complained one user, while another minced no words, saying, "This update is complete crap! I have no battery life what so ever! And it takes hours to fully charge. I am going to factory reset my phone and deny all further updates. Hopefully who ever made this update sends a new one to fix it."
Numerous users of the smartphones suggest a factory reset to improve the performance of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, but besides losing all your information in the process, it doesn't seem to work for many.
"I have done 4 factory resets," explained one user, "finally the battery charges faster but now the Wi-Fi is super slow and the drain is still fast. The update ruined a perfectly functioning phone. Thanks LG and Verizon." The user then returned to update fellow LG owners, "After a day mine is back to the slow charging again." Numerous others chimed in that the factory reset did not help them either.
A minority of users actually reported no issues with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, with one stating, "My LG G3 is working fine after the update. Its snappier now. Nothing negative to report."
Lollipop issues are being experienced by users of other manufacturers' smartphones as well; for example, the Samsung Galaxy Note series has been hampered by user complaints of performance issues since the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Some carriers have released small updates to Lollipop 5.0, presumably to fix the issues, while not publicly acknowledging them.
Have you experienced issues with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update on your LG G2 or G3? Or are you happy with your LG smartphone's performance since the update? Please let us know in the comments area below.