The wait is finally over. LG G3 users can already start sucking on the Lollipop after the update was launched yesterday. Applying the update will see the G3 running on the latest Android 5.0 OS. Today, we managed to get a good look at the Lollipop-powered G3 and here are our findings.
At first touch, we were greeted by a stock notification panel that comes with new animations when clicked on. Also, the notification cards are now stacked vertically, thus, changing the way multitasking works.
Surprisingly, LG’s UI does not actually have a big effect on the Lollipop OS. For example, there aren’t any quick toggles available on the notification panel. This makes the G3 more worrying as without proper control, it can lead to occasional crashes, overheating and subsequent battery damage.
Furthermore, the Lollipop update is actually more problematic than great for the G3. One mishap with the Android 5.0 Lollipop is with the battery drain. Apparently, the Lollipop-powered G3 drains battery at a worrying rate of 15% per hour. We also experienced crashes triggered from overheating after watching YouTube videos for 2 straight hours.
Clearly, the Lollipop is not a healthy treat for the LG G3. Of course, the issue is believed to be with poor hardware software integration. Perhaps, a future update will be able to clean up the mess. Until then, we advise against updating to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.