The software update is called V20e-XX where “e” should stand for Europe and the update takes quite some time to download and install. The installation took more than 40 minutes, but after it's done it makes the phone much snappier.
We were surprised how laggy the phone was with Android 4.4.2 and Android 5.0 has largely improved that. The update resets your keyboard sounds and a few other details, but it doesn’t take that long to change it back to the previous state. The LG G3 is generally a phone with one of the best specs around, but we didn’t like the laggy launcher. Its 2560x1440 screen takes a toll on the Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 430 graphics, but Android 5.0 update greatly improves the subjective feeling. We tried to run benchmarks, but the numbers didn’t change that much from the previous 4.4.2 software version.
Nexus phones as well as the LG G3 are one of a handful of phones to get Android 5.0 and we have our hats down for the Korean manufacturer as it listened to its customers and stepped up the pace of Android update rollouts. The LG G2 was probably one of the best phones on the market in 2013 but LG dropped the ball on software updates. This has been fixed with the current flagship LG G3 phone and we hope that it will continue further with LG G4 when it comes in early 2015.
Samsung has announced Android 5.0 for its Glalaxy 5 and Note 4 phones and HTC said that both HTC One M8 and M7 will get Android 5.0, but this probably happens in early 2015 s this year is almost at its end.