LG has been on a product launching spree of late. Along with the launch of their latest flagship the G4, LG has also unveiled several mid-rangers and entry-level devices over the past few weeks / months like the Magna, Spirit, Joy, Leon, G Stylo and Volt in various markets around the world, most of them already running Android Lollipop out of the box. But that doesn’t mean LG has forgotten about older devices which are still on KitKat. Reports out of Korea indicate that LG has started updating its LG AKA smartphone to Android 5.0 Lollipop through OTA, the device runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat at the moment. In all, three of the models available in the Korean market are getting the OTA update as of now – LG AKA (LG-F520S) for SK Telecom, LG AKA (LG-F520K) for KT and LG AKA (LG-F520L) for LG U. For those who don’t remember the LG AKA, it is a slightly quirky phone with big anime eyes that will smile, squint, blink and come up with different expressions depending on the actions of the user or on what’s incoming.
LG is rolling out the update in batches, as is the norm worldwide, so it might take some time before all the eligible phones with the mentioned model numbers get their update notifications. LG has not said anything officially about other variants of the device that are not being updated currently. But they will probably get the update at some stage in the future. The update is reportedly a fairly large one, running into hundreds of Megabytes, so it is advisable to download it via Wi-Fi. The Lollipop update brings with it new enhancements with the Material Design Interface, New Notification Control, Multi User Modes, New Flashlight, Enhanced Battery Saver Mode and native support for Smart Lock.
It’s been several months since Google had released Lollipop back in November last year, so it’s nice to see a lot of manufacturers finally rolling out the much-anticipated updates to not only their flagship devices, but also to mid-range and entry-level devices. Hopefully, there will be more reports of devices being updated to the latest flavor of Android, which will bring with it more features and better security.