Verizon’s LG G3 gets its Android 5.0 update

LG G3

The Verizon Wireless version of the LG G3 finally is receiving an update to Android Lollipop, according to a press release on its site.

In an attached PDF, Verizon has documented the features of the update. These include: material design, an improved runtime, lock screen notifications, the ability to hide sensitive notifications, smart lock, searchable settings, floating action buttons, and screen pinning.

With lock screen notifications, notifications can appear on the lock screen based on user settings. This allows up to two notifications to be displayed. A numeric indicator pops up for any additional ones. Also, notifications can be swiped to display the next one without needing to unlock the phone. The user can even set all or some of the, to be hidden. When “Show all notifications” is chosen, pressing the indicator or swiping the list downward will it.

Smart Lock provides two ways to unlock the G3. The first is through face recognition, and the second is through a simple swipe in place of a security lock when the device is connected to a “Trusted” Bluetooth device added via Smart Lock settings.

The floating action buttons setting adds buttons to some of the main apps (Clock, Contacts, Email, Messaging, and Music) that involve adding new items.

One of the last features is screen pinning, found on the Recent apps screen. This locks the G3 to just a single app, preventing the launching of others until it is unpinned through touching and holding the back and recent buttons at the same time. Only the back button will work until the app is unpinned.

 

 

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