LG brings Lollipop to G3, here’s what it looks like

When you don’t have a lot of flagship devices, an update is a big deal. Case in point, LG’s G3, which today is getting a little sweeter thanks to Android 5.0, which is rolling out now.

So what does it look like?

More or less, the same.

LG G3 running Android 4.4 "KitKat" (before the update)
LG G3 running Android 5.0 "Lollipop" (after the update)

Yes, while Lollipop changed the look of Motorola’s new X series handset, and pretty much any other Android device running the stock Android operating system, LG has mostly left the G3 look and feel like it did before the G3 made the jump from Android 4.4 “KitKat” to Android 5.0 “Lollipop”.

LG has mentioned that the design has been updated, though mostly with some shadows to show depth, as well as new notifications which definitely appear on the lock screen similar to what we saw on the Moto X recently.

We’re told there’s some new security to work with accessories, so if you have a smartwatch that is paired to the phone, you’ll see the phone automatically unlock based on proximity to the watch — because hey, you’re the one using both at the time — while there should be other improvements to speed and possibly battery life.

LG G3 owners should start to see the update roll out via automatic notification on their phone over the next few weeks, though if you want to make sure it happens, head to settings, general, about phone, and force your software update through here. We did this morning (January 23), and the 522MB Lollipop update was downloaded and installed shortly thereafter.

The most noticeable changes for LG users will be on the dropdown notification bar and the lockscreen, which have a more Lollipop look and feel to them. Meanwhile, LG has left the on-screen buttons looking exactly the same.