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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aguba, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. aguba

    aguba Well-Known Member
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    For those who have experience with LG's other non-flagship phones, what do our prospects look like for getting an official Lollipop update? I don't know how LG has handled Android updates in the past, and having a non-flagship phone makes me a little more than worried. I do recall talk from some time ago about manufacturers supporting their devices with new updates for at least two years, but I don't know what's happened with that.

    EDIT: A small preview of LG's version of Lollipop
    http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-android-5-0-lollipop-564620/
     



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  2. smk75

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  3. aguba

    aguba Well-Known Member
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    ...huh. Seeing our phone on that list is surprising, given its relative obscurity. I'd like to get my hopes up, but I'm not familiar with that site and I have no idea how reputable it is. I also don't see where they sourced that table from.

    EDIT: Also, the ETA date may be true, but I'm pretty certain that that rom is fake.
     
  4. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    That post about the ROM is rather suspicious. I find it hard to believe that there is a working, installable, CWM for our phone. Also, the instructions say to boot into recovery and go to ROM Manager to install. o_O
     
  5. kwknott

    kwknott Android Expert

    I wouldn't put too much hope into getting Lollipop. And if you look at bottom of that upgrade list it clearly states that the list is not even from LG. Just someone guessing what phones are getting it and when they might get it.
     
  6. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast

    Virgin doesn't seem to ever update there phones with a new OS very often.
     
  7. aguba

    aguba Well-Known Member
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    I think I remember the Optimus V being updated from 2.2 to 2.3? The Volt is a pretty popular phone on Virgin and has pretty high ratings (I'd assume the same on Boost), and as old as the GS3 is, it still got an update to KitKat. I'd like to remain cautiously optimistic about getting Lollipop.
     
  8. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    I removed the link as it looks pretty suspicious. I know we're all anxious to get Lollipop on our devices, but we need to be careful that we don't unintentionally install something that might damage our phones.

    I'd recommend patience at least until a known ROM developer starts churning out 5.0 builds. :thumbup:

    Feel free to PM me if you've got questions. :)
     
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  9. jeffmd

    jeffmd Well-Known Member

    lollipop on 1gb ram is probably going to be ugly.
     
  10. aguba

    aguba Well-Known Member
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    I don't think so. It's been said that Lollipop is designed to run smoothly on phones with as little as 512mb of ram, just like KitKat. If we do get it, it should run just fine.
     
  11. donjuro

    donjuro Android Expert

    Plus art is supposed to make it much faster, the only downside is apps will take up more space, but that's why manufacturers are supposed to get with the program. We all need to stop buying low storage phones or phones without SD slots. Storage is much cheaper than ram anyways.
     
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  12. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    Speaking of SD slots, did you know the droid dna doesn't have one?! My girl has it, thing has terrible battery too. She's thinking about getting a volt.
     
  13. trichome

    trichome Newbie

    Ive ran CWM on this phone and installed the stock V4 ROM and new radio.
     
  14. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast

    The Galaxy are high $$$ phones so I believe that is why they do those. Kinda like a perk to buy the high priced phones and to entice you to buy them because they upgrade them.
     
  15. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    We've all run CWM, but it wasn't installable before Bump. Not sure your point with the rest.
     
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  16. 3simplex

    3simplex Well-Known Member

    I'm itching to get rid of this "nearly stock" ROM, I know they redesigned the L to be faster and work on cheaper hardware. I used android 2.3.5 by PlayfulGod which was about 101mb, there's no reason why a BASE "L" android couldn't be that small.
     
  17. donjuro

    donjuro Android Expert

    Because to cut down on RAM usage that data has to go/be stored somewhere. Storage isn't an issue with this phone. I also don't see your point here.
     
  18. deamon1311

    deamon1311 Newbie

    quarter 2 2015 is what lgs website says
     
  19. aguba

    aguba Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Looked all over LG's site, couldn't find what you were referencing. Source?
     
  20. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

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