LG G3 users on Verizon are getting the carrier’s new Advanced Calling feature in a software update that is currently being distributed over-the-air. The release also brings a whole bunch of updated apps, fixes some bugs, and improves performance.
It’s not the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade you’ve been waiting for, but for many it does bring welcome changes and improvement — the most significant of which is Advanced Calling. That’s LG’s name for HD voice, or voice over LTE, which promises “natural-sounding calls” and video calling from within the built-in Phone app.
In addition to this, the “VS98512B” build brings updated versions of a long list of apps, including My Verizon Mobile, Softcard Wallet (previously ISIS), LGBackUp, Camera, LGLTECall, Email, Contacts, and Camera. LG has also fixed a bug that caused an “Updating…” message to be displayed constantly when the user switches folders inside the Email app.
Finally, this release should bring improved performance. It’s likely to be the last Android 4.4.4 KitKat release G3 users on Verizon get now, with Android 5.0 Lollipop right around the corner.