Lollipop Android 5.0 On LG(Image Credit: http:// www.pcworld.com)
It appears that smartphone manufacturers are preparing for the Lollipop Android 5.0 OS updates, as indicated on a recent report from pcworld.com. In fact, these manufacturers have posted videos of their progress in their preparations for the release of the latest version of the mobile OS from Google.
The updates provide owners of LG, Motorola and Sony smartphones an idea of how their devices will appear once the update is installed into their devices. When smartphone manufacturers share updates such as these, it normally indicates that the latest version of the Android OS may be released into the handset soon.
It can be recalled that Google provided developers the opportunity to check out the Lollipop Android 5.0 OS before it was scheduled to be released into the market. Due to this, the release process of the latest Android version will be faster since manufacturers were able to fine-tune the software to make it compatible to their devices. It also allowed them to make modifications on the interfaces and applications to ensure compatibility.
Motorola is expected to release the Lollipop soon since the company remains close to Google, which was its former parent company. It also has an Android interface that is close to the stock version of the OS. This is the reason why a leak emerged showing the Moto X using the Lollipop OS. Although most of it looked like the stock version, the camera interface was different from the Google version.
Sony is currently evaluating the latest version of the developer build of the OS as indicated on a video posted by the company on the YouTube page for the Sony Xperia.
The Android build tested by Sony was designed mainly for developers, who can obtain it from Sony.
On the other hand, a number of screenshots showing the G3 using the Lollipop emerged recently. Similar to the TouchWiz of Samsung, the custom interface of LG has its own navigation icons and apps drawer button. It does not use the home, back and multi-tasking button of Lollipop.
Reports have indicated that the LG G3 and other smartphones may receive the Lollipop Android 5.0 OS early next year.