Now that's impressive especially with all the bloatware - I somehow doubt that it will be bug free. Doesn't look good for nexus 5 since Google haven't even updated that yet.
It should be strictly mandatory for flagship models to receive OS updates for 5 years without excuses. The hardware is ALWAYS powerful enough to run any version and considering how much we pay for flagships, they shouldn't be all lazy with software updates.
Because if any company would provide such service, their desirability would go through the roof. And i know i'd prefer that company over any other. Some people just don't want to deal with rooting and installing of Cyanogen just to have the latest version of the OS. And seeing how well capable phones get stuck on ancient versions of Android, it's just stupid. There is no need to artificially force people to remain on outdated versions of Android just so you could boost sales of latest models. Those will sell regardless, but if you provide updates for older models, you show your existing users that you do care about them. And they will remain with your brand and most likely buy it again. Especially since old phones will have a higher desirability for used resale. Because some people will not buy new flagships no matter what (price). And once it gets sold from someone, that person will buy your new top end phone. And you basically close the circle and lock (and by that i mean they will stick with the brand on their own because they want so) a specific group of people to your brand. Which is a win win for everyone.
well we should wait and see because at this moment both nexus and lg g3 still didnt receive lollipop.
Who knows if google will release it this week and it just a gimmick from LG?
Until either one got update, no point saying LG is better than google.
Ayush01, 09 Nov 2014Whats the use of Nexus devices if OEM releases android updates before Nexus Series.I purchase ... moreThe point is to have pure android without bloatware or other features , gimmicks. And to receive update faster☺. Both lg and Motorola are OEM with good track record for nexus devices, so there is a choose collaboration with Google.
G2 USER, 09 Nov 2014OMG how about the G2 users? any luck! huh! anyway nice LGDon't you hear the rumor that g2 will update to 5.0 after G3 ?
So they basically ashamed Samsung, HTC and others that plan to upgrade "in coming months". Good work LG!
Owning a G3 had me prepared to receive the update somewhere in 2015 as I wasn't a new customer to them. But guess what you get what you don't expect. Way to go LG
What if LG released the update too quickly that they overlooked tons of bugs just for the sake of getting it out early and beating Google? But if it's stable, then LG really did an amazing job.
Whats the use of Nexus devices if OEM releases android updates before Nexus Series.I purchase Nexus Series just for quick android upgrades.If other OEMs like Moto and LG can provide it with added benefits before Nexus Series there is no reason to purchase Nexus again >_
Screw Google!!They don't want to release lollipop for Nexus 5 before shipping of Nexus 6 starts!That is their flagship now and we have become 2nd clss citizens.Google messed up big this time.
Google screwed this one up big time.
I have a nexus 5 and switched back to 4.4 after trying the dev preview
Even though they released dev preview long back the apps still don't work. Root access was hard to gain and no proper updates came out. Hope they get back on track soon...