Even the 2-year old LG G2 will reportedly receive an update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


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It was only back towards the end of March the LG G2 saw its first update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Believe it or not, this was before owners of even newer flagships — like those with the LG G3 — saw the same update hit their devices. Not too shabby for an Android device nearly 2 years old (that’s, like, 60 in smartphone years). We can’t tell you how comforting it is to see OEMs supporting older devices with the current versions of Android and it seems LG still isn’t even done with the G2 quite yet.

An employee of LG software development department was reportedly able to confirm to AndroidPit that an update to Android 5.1.1 — the absolute latest version of Android available — is already in the making and will soon be headed to the LG G2. The update is said to bring more than just a bigger firmware number, with the G2 receiving many of the same software features as found on the LG G4 thanks to an updated LG UX 4.0, the company’s custom Android user interface.

These sources claim the Android 5.1 update for the LG G2 wont be ready for another 2 months, so don’t hold your breath, especially if you live in the US. Typically it takes weeks/months after an update has been pushed out in Korea/Europe before we see it here in the states. You can thank US carriers and their extensive approval process for that mess. But then again, with 5.1 rolling out relatively quickly to current flagships, it might not take as long as you’d think. We’ll keep you updated when we hear more.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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