1. TJWINS's Avatar
    Guys I'm new to Android coming from Windows Phone so simple questions might sound silly so I apologize in advance. I have an LG G3 and eagerly awaiting Lollipop. We know that Lollipop was announced last week and I read reports of developer previews but does this mean the OS is complete and released to manufacturers? Or is it still in some beta stage? I know OEMs release updates months after the official release and I'm just trying to figure out when that clock starts. Thanks in advance for your replies....

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    10-20-2014 06:40 PM
  2. TheDroidKid's Avatar
    It is on its final "Beta" stage. According to Google it will be released to Nexus devices starting in November. Unfortunately you will have to wait a bit for the LG G3 to get it as LG first has to approve it. However if you are comfortable i'm sure you could root your phone and load a custom ROM onto it. Check out XDA
    10-21-2014 07:24 PM
  3. kirot's Avatar
    Kind of. OEMs should already have access to non-final/preview code/builds- engadget.com/2014/10/02/samsung-android-l-leak/

    Don't expect an update until some time after they release the final code on November. Even the final preview builds for developers on the Nexus 7 and 5 are incomplete.
    10-21-2014 07:30 PM
  4. rkirmeier's Avatar
    Might as well sit back and forget about it for a while as all OEMs generally take at least 2-3 months to release their skinned version of a major update. I would guess it will be 4-6mths for LG to prep L for the G3. Probably be some other AOSP/CM12 options before the official release from LG...
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    10-22-2014 08:29 AM
  5. someguy01234's Avatar
    Usually, Google release the OS along with their new Nexus. However, it take longer for third party manufacturer to incorporate it to their own phones, especially if you are using a carrier branded phone. Some manufacturers are faster than other. If you have an LG, just sit back and wait, because it'll take them a while.
    10-24-2014 01:14 PM
  6. smooth3006's Avatar
    obviously its not ready yet. if it were it would be released.
    10-26-2014 10:01 AM
  7. smooth3006's Avatar
    Usually, Google release the OS along with their new Nexus. However, it take longer for third party manufacturer to incorporate it to their own phones, especially if you are using a carrier branded phone. Some manufacturers are faster than other. If you have an LG, just sit back and wait, because it'll take them a while.

    that's because the nexus line is basically test dummies for new software.
    10-26-2014 10:02 AM
  8. Pollster's Avatar
    Might as well sit back and forget about it for a while as all OEMs generally take at least 2-3 months to release their skinned version of a major update. I would guess it will be 4-6mths for LG to prep L for the G3. Probably be some other AOSP/CM12 options before the official release from LG...
    Not all. Motorola had multiple 4.4 versions available before all Nexus devices were even updated.
    10-27-2014 12:15 PM

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