Android 5.1 Lollipop may be available on the LG G4, but has yet to see the light of day for the LG G3 and G2. At this time, it remains uncertain whether LG will update those devices to that version of Android Lollipop. The most recent update is the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Meanwhile, Android "M" release date rumors continue to circulate on the web.
Will LG Skip Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on G4 and G2?
Upon release, the LG G4 had Android 5.1 Lollipop preinstalled. The device also had a number of smaller bug fixes released over the weeks. Even so, the G4 has not received Android 5.1.1 Lollipop even though the update has been out for awhile.
According to Android Origins, LG may decide to skip Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in favor of the upcoming Android M. However, GottaBeMobile still insists that at least the LG G4 will receive Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Previously, LG skipped over other updates including Android 4.4.3 kitkat and Android 4.4.4 kitkat.
Is the LG G2 Support Ending Soon?
Though the G4 and G3 will certainly enjoy firmware updates for some time, the aging LG G2 runs the risk of having no support in the foreseeable future. It is unclear whether LG plans to update the G2 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Earlier in July, GSMArena reported that the LG G2 will receive the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in the future. The information allegedly came from an anonymous LG employee. Release date details were not given, even though the source reported that the update will be ready in two months.
It remains to be seen whether this prediction comes true, considering that the newer G3 and G4 are rumored to be not receiving Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Android "M" Release Date Rumors
For now, Android "M" is only available as preview edition for developers. That means the average user will need to wait awhile before the firmware update is ready for mass consumption. Hence, Google has not officially announced when Android "M" will be rolling out.
TechRadar predicts that Android M will have its release date in September. Of important reminder, the M-designation will be dropped once Google formally announces a name. The Mountain View-based tech giant has a habit of naming its Android firmware after sweet confections. For instance, the previous two Androids were respectively called KitKat and Lollipop. Unless Google breaks from tradition, Android "M" will certainly be named after a sweet food item.