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G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop roll-out starts on another U.S. carrier

by Todd Haselton | February 16, 2015February 16, 2015 7:30 am PDT

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Android 5.0 Lollipop started rolling out to the LG G3 on AT&T last week, and now it’s hitting another U.S. carrier. Sprint announced on Monday that customers should start seeing the latest version of Android hitting their devices over-the-air beginning now.

The carrier lists several of the features that users will notice in Android 5.0 Lollipop for the G3, including of course the brand new Material Design user interface, new themes, improved battery use, support for Android TV, prioritized notifications and improved alerts on the lock screen, low-vision and color-blind accessibility features, quick access to Wi-Fi, GPS and mobile network settings, improved Google Hangouts support and an update to the Google Mobile Service for more efficient back-up of photos, videos and more.

If you don’t see the update on your device just yet, you can manually check for it in the settings menu. Otherwise, you should receive a notification to update your LG G3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop soon. Here’s the full list of changes from Sprint:

  • Material Design for fluid animation, multicolored themes and 3D views
  • More efficient battery use
  • Android™ TV support
  • Notifications on the lock screen and customizable options with prioritized notifications for events, reminders, messages and calls
  • Updated Lock Screen features allow users to quickly access notifications and active app
  • Enhanced low vision and color blind capabilities for added Accessibility
  • Integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, while simultaneously checking the battery usage of apps running location service capabilities
  • Enhanced Messaging with Google Hangouts™ support for SMS and MMS and a larger assortment of updated Emoji icons
  • Upgraded Google Mobile Service™ apps automatically back up photos and video and can open, view, rename and share Google Docs and files
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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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