A new report suggests that the LG G3 may not receive an Android 5.1 Lollipop update. Instead, it looks like the device may make the OS jump straight to Android M.
The latest version of Android, 5.1.1 Lollipop, is currently making its way to Samsung's latest flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. T-Mobile has already begun rolling out the update to owners of both devices on its network, and other devices are expected to follow.
LG recently launched its latest flagship smartphone, the G4, which came running Android 5.1 out of the box. Owners of LG's former flagship G3 handset may not be receiving an Android 5.1 Lollipop update, however. A post on the official LG Facebook page for the company's regional arm in Greece states that the company has no plans to release the update for the device.
LG G3 users are unlikely to be happy with the news, as many have been experiencing serious problems and issues with their handsets after receiving the update earlier this year. Among the issues are slow charging, intermittent Wi-Fi connectivity and battery drain. Many G3 users, along with owners of the year-older LG G2, have been waiting for a fix to address these problems and have been hoping it would come in the form of the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, which includes fixes for a host of bugs in addition to a slate of performance upgrades.
Speculation is that the LG G3 is skipping the Android 5.1 Lollipop update because the company plans to take the device straight to Android M. With the newest software version not expected to be released by Google for months, and then required to undergo testing by LG along with its affiliated carriers, that means LG G3 owners may not see an OS upgrade until next year.
While the news was reported on the official LG Facebook page for Greece, regional arms of smartphone manufacturers are known for occasionally posting misinformation, so stay tuned as we bring you the latest news on LG G3 software updates as it emerges.