Google's latest operating system, Android Lollipop will be rolled out to LG G Pad 7.0, LG G Pad 8.0, and LG G Pad 10.1 months after it was released to other smartphones devices. The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is the only LG tablet device that has received the software so far.
LG will start rolling out Google's firmware to its devices - G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0, and G Pad 10.1 – starting Sunday, 12 April, according to a report by Android Central (via GSM Arena). The report said that the OTA (over-the-air) update of the firmware will be made available to download on its website. It went on to warn that users should make sure their device has more than 40% battery life before downloading the file.
Google has already released upgraded versions of the software like Android 5.0 Lollipop, 5.0.1, and 5.1 but the LG G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0, and G Pad 10.1 are likely to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The new software comes with redesigned interface, fluid animations, new UI design dubbed as Material Design, Notifications Panel change, transparent background etc, giving a new feel to android phone users. The firmware is also compatible with 64-bit processors and improves battery life.
How to install new firmware:
LG G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0, and G Pad 10.1 users should receive Android Lollipop update message on its notification bar when it is available in the region. One may select download option and then select 'Install Now.' The device will restart automatically once installation is done and the software will start running.
One can also manually check the availability of new software by going to – 'Settings' >> 'About phone' >> 'System update' >> 'Check For Update.