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LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update live, but buggy in the UK

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The LG G3 had been waiting a long time to get a glimpse of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, and it seems the time has finally come to get closer to completion. People in the UK are reporting that the LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is rolling out as we speak to those who missed out earlier, although only to unlocked devices at the moment. Forum members over at the XDA Developers forum are already discussing some bugs they are having after the installation of the update, so the news about the rollout seems legit.

Some users report that after installing the LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update they are experiencing bugs with services like Deezer and other music streaming apps, which is a bit problematic since at least Deezer is a subscription-based service. Another issue LG G3 users are encountering with Android 5.0 Lollipop is that Priority Mode doesn’t seem to work as it was supposed to. Users say that notifications seem to pass through and sound off, even if they are disabled within settings. Viber also seems to pass through notifications when it Priority Mode, which is odd to say the least. The issues were remarked on unlocked devices. Are you having any issues with your phone after the LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update hit you or is everything working fine?

At long last, LG G3 unlocked owners can enjoy Material Design and the new features that come with Lollipop. LG’s Optimus UI is minimal, so the experience on the phone is near-stock, although not as nice as with Motorola smartphones like the Moto X or Moto G (whichever generation). The rollout only affects unlocked devices for now, but rumor has it Vodafone will be next to roll out the update throughout the UK and maybe even Europe. There is no official word on a U.S. release of the LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update, although it shouldn’t be far away.

Ironic as it is, users on forums voted for May as the most likely month for the QHD flagship to get the latest software update, and they might be right in that. Alas, we can’t say for sure, as the rollout is done in stages, batches, layers, whatever, it takes a long time. OEMs need to tweak the OS, carriers as well, so that might take some time to be finished. Until then, most LG G3 owners say they would rather wait until May and get Android 5.1 directly, so that they won’t experience the widespread bugs they’ve been reading about on the internet.

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Despite popular belief, PS4 sales in the UK skyrocketed last year

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PS4 sales in the UK climbed by a shocking 633 percent year-over-year in 2023, so apparently the old system isn’t dead yet. The previous year’s very limited supply of the system is likely a major factor in this figure, since the console’s lifespan was drastically reduced because of chip shortages caused by the pandemic. Still, it’s proof that PlayStation’s original platform has unmet demand.

With the very low prices of PS4 software (both in-store and online at the PS Store), this strategy makes a lot of sense. Plus, it’s future-proof, so there’s no harm in stocking up on PS4s while new-gen pricing is still high, since if you decide to switch to a PS5 in the future, you can transfer all of your purchases across. Not to mention that the majority of new releases still come out on the PS4, with several offering free PS5 upgrades.

While the percentage rise may seem huge, real PS4 sales will probably be much lower. It’s a sign that the gadget, which is now a decade old, isn’t completely dead yet, and we expect it to keep receiving maintenance for a while longer. Of course, this is great news for Sony, because the company would rather have PS4 players playing on its last-gen gadget than none at all, even if it would love to have them upgrade to PS5.

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New PS5 firmware is available for download!

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A PS5 firmware update on a cold winter morning is unmatched. The latest PS5 system software update is 23.02–08.40.00 from Sony. Does this one add useful features or just boost system performance?

Though closer to the latter, it’s more than Sony’s favorite patch note. It fixes security issues, improves messages and usability, and boosts system software performance. Official patch notes for this 1.185GB update:

  • We updated system software security
  • We improved system software stability and performance
  • Some screens now have better messages and usability

That’s it. PS5 gets another win to recover from its midweek slump. Do you share our enthusiasm for this firmware update? Comment below. To spice things up, make your comment rhyme.

 

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Version Will Help PS5

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Belgian developer Larian Studios’ work on Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Series S version will improve performance on all platforms, including PS5. The game’s fifth major patch, expected to launch this week, will include upgrades and new features. More details will be revealed later today.

Director of Publishing Michael Douse says PS5 performance improvements may be the “least exciting thing” in the title’s next update, so it sounds like a big one. Larian Studios employees are proud of “finally” implementing tweaks, fixes, and changes, Douse says. Later today, we’ll bring you all the Baldur’s Gate 3 update details.

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Those who reached the RPG’s third act have reported technical issues during the narrative’s conclusion, especially in co-op, so today’s update should fix them. New features like a permadeath mode are expected, along with Xbox Series S optimization fixes. What else should be added to the game?

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