LG G3 joins rapid rollout of Android Lollipop, will get it in fourth quarter

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Android Lollipop will be a welcome holiday treat for owners of LG's G3.

Google's newest software will hit LG's flagship G3 phone in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a post Monday on LG Germany's Facebook page. The post also says the G2 will get the update afterwards, though the company did not specify when.

That's the extent of the details, adding to what we already know about when Lollipop will roll out to the rest of the Android ecosystem. The G3 is a solid phone, and it will need Lollipop to compete with the Moto X, Galaxy Note 4, and Nexus 6. The latter will launch with Lollipop when it goes on sale in November.

Why this matters: Unless you have a Nexus device, you often have to wait for the latest version of Android. In the past that's meant some phones sit for months on outdated versions, creating buggy app performance, on top of the frustration that you're missing the newest features.

Android Lollipop is deploying faster. LG and Motorola have specified Lollipop details. HTC promises its phones will see updates within 90 days, and Samsung's clearly tinkering with Lollipop.

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