LG has moved fast to announce an update to the newest version of Android for owners of its flagship G3 handset, in news that puts pressure on the likes of Samsung and HTC to follow suit soon.
The South Korean phone-maker over the weekend confirmed it is rolling out Android 5.0, AKA Lollipop, to Polish LG G3 owners this week.
Samsung’s deadly domestic rival also pledged it will make the OS bump available in “other key markets in the near future’, suggesting we won’t have long to wait for our very own lick of Lollipop on the G3 in the UK.
LG’s announcement means it’s set to be the first of Google’s Android partners to send Android 5.0 out into the wild.
“LG is absolutely committed to giving our customers the best mobile experiences available and bringing Android Lollipop to G3 owners as soon as possible is a top priority,” said Dr Jong-seok Park, LG President and CEO.
“The new features and improvements in Android 5.0 will bring a whole new user experience to the G3 and make it even better than it already is.”
The LG news comes just days after it emerged that Google held back the release of Android 5.0 for the Nexus 5 handset amid battery-life problems caused by a Wi-Fi bug.
The reports were more than a little shaming for Google, given that one of Lollipop’s purported big sells was that it extended handsets’ battery life and nixed the longevity problems that blight pretty much all smartphones irrespective of brand.
However, subsequent reports now indicate the battery issue has been fixed, presumably clearing the way for LG’s scene-stealing announcement.
Alongside the battery-boost, other key features of Android 5.0 include a new, flatter look dubbed Material Design, as well as redesigned email and improved security.
You can find out more about everything it's got to offer, in our bite-size guide to Android Lollipop.