Monday, 15 October 2012

LG announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

Korean manufacturer LG has released a list of select devices that will receive Android v4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade in near future. According to the company, the Jelly Bean roll-out will begin next month. The first devices that will receive the latest Android version are the Optimus LTE II and Optimus G.

The Optimus LTE II is scheduled to get the update in November, while the Optimus G will receive the upgrade in December. The Optimus Vu and Vu II will be updated in the first quarter of the next year.

Interestingly, the LG list does not include the mention of its latest flagship smartphone, Optimus 4X HD, which launched in August this year. The list also does not feature LG's latest L series smartphones, which launched with Android v4.0 ICS straight out of the box.

The Jelly Bean upgrade is likely to bring in a host of improvements for the LG devices. The updates include improvement to the UI and browser, split-screen Q Slide feature and some app tweaks. As with nearly all updates, LG says that the Android 4.1 upgrades will be carried out sequentially, which means roll-out will begin from its home country (Korea) and expanding thereafter.

LG's Jelly Bean upgrade plans come amid rumours that the company is going to launch Nexus smartphone, which is expected to come with Jelly Bean on-board. According to rumours, the LG-branded Nexus will be launching on October 29.


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