Verizon has officially started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for LG's G Vista device.
This is the first major update for the phablet which means owners of the device can expect to see notable changes to its interface, GSM Arena reported.
The LG G Vista was released in August of last year with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat as its stock operating system. Through Verizon's latest update, the device will skip Android 5.0 Lollipop and head straight for the platform's latest version.
According to the notes released by the network carrier, the firmware upgrade will update the G Vista's software version to VS88023A. Also, the big jump from KitKat to Lollipop features the Material Design.
Through this new interface, the device's home touch buttons will receive a new updated design. It will also come with new functions such as accessing the device's menu through the Recent button.
Also, the update comes with a new setting option that will allow users to view notifications through the lock screen. It also features a Smart Lock mode which will let users to add trusted devices without unlocking the LG G Vista.
In addition, through the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for LG's phablet, users will be able to avoid connecting to a weak Wi-Fi network. Once the device detects that the network is not strong enough, it will automatically connect to a mobile network for better online activity.
Verizon also noted that the latest update comes with an Android security patch. The carrier, however, did not specify if the patch is designed exclusively for the Stagefright exploit, a vulnerability in the Android system that leaves millions of users at risk of getting hacked.
Currently, Verizon's roll out for the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is being conducted in stages. This means not all users will be able to get the latest firmware upgrade at the same time. Users will be informed regarding the availability of the update through a notification.
LG released the G Vista in 2014 as a mid-range handset with an off-contract price of $230 from Verizon, according to Android Police.
Despite not being a high-end device, the phablet comes with decent specs such as 5.7-inch LCD display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. It is powered by the Snapdragon 400 processor from Qualcomm and packs 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB through a microSD card.
In addition, the device houses an 8-megapixel primary camera paired with a 1.3-megapixel selfie snapper.