Verizon’s LG G3 finally gets Android 5.0 Lollipop

Lollipop for the LG G3. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Lollipop for the LG G3. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

LG G3 handsets connected to Verizon are finally getting their Android 5.0 Lollipop update, more than two months after the software was released by AT&T and Sprint.

It’s rolling out now over-the-air, and it brings a whole host of new features and improvements.

The update comes with version number VS98523B, and it comes with everything you would expect from a Lollipop upgrade — including Smart Lock, lock screen notifications, multi-user support, and better multitasking.

The update also brings new on-screen navigation buttons, and some other visual improvements to LG’s own user interface, which happens to be a nice fit for Lollipop. It’s not quite as good as pure Material Design, of course, but it’s not bad.

Finally, this upgrade should bring significant performance and battery life improvements, thanks mostly to the new ART runtime.

Bear in mind that it could take a few weeks for the update to reach all G3 users on Verizon, so don’t be too disappointed if you don’t get a notification today — but be sure to look out for it.