It looks like the LG G3 won’t be getting the jump to Android 5.1, according to a social media post from LG Hellas. In fact, the device could jump straight to Android M.
There aren’t any immediate plans to offer the minor update to its LG G3 users, LG Hellas said in its post to social media. However, this isn’t new to LG. After all, the LG G3 went from 4.4.2 to 5.0.2, skipping some minor updates along the way.
If that’s anything to go by, we could just see the device jump straight to Android M, which users probably wouldn’t mind, considering that 5.1 doesn’t bring much to the device anyway.
The major feature 5.1 brings to smartphones is Factory Reset Protection, which puts an extra layer of security over the factory reset option. It’s supposed to help defer thieves. But, who really uses that, let alone knows about it?
The LG G3 certainly has the hardware to support and run Android M, with plenty leftover. In fact, with Doze and App Standby on-board, along with a myriad of performance tweaks, users might even find the device running better on M.
Of course, if you’re smitten on downloading Android 5.1 to your LG G3, there’s always the option of rooting and flashing the image on your device.