LG Optimus G Now Getting Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Update

By Prarthito Maity email: p.maity@mobilenapps.com | Jan 11, 2013 08:18 AM EST

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LG Optimus G owners are set for some good news.

Per reports, the LG Optimus G is now getting the highly anticipated Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. However, user excitement may die down a bit because the update, at the moment, is only doing rounds in Korea, but as the updating process has already started, users back in the U.S. can expect the update shortly.

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Right now only the three South Korean editions of the Optimus G are receiving their Android 4.1.2 updates, but, per a Pocketnow report, “consider that a beacon notifying the rest of you that your updates should be on their way shortly, once your carriers get around to giving them their respective thumbs-up.”

The LG Mobile site has announced the release of Jelly Bean for the following models:

LG-F180S (SK Telecom)

LG-F180K (KT)

LG-F180L (KG U+)

Users who are impatient as far as new update is concerned should note that Android smartphone updates are highly carrier-dependent, and this is due to the differences in technologies employed by carriers.

Nonetheless, the other big reason here for potential delays in pushing out a new update is that different carriers often want to add in their customizations (often called crapware or bloatware) before pushing out anything major like this.

“This is why Nexus-branded smartphones are great. They not only give you that pure Google experience, but you can also expect timely updates, which are independent of carrier,” Android Authority states.

The Optimus G was released by LG in November running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In the U.S., it’s available via AT&T and Sprint. The 4.7-inch Optimus G comes with dimensions 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm, sporting a True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen.

The device has a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU with 2GB RAM. An external card slot, however, is missing from the handset.

Additionally, the Optimus G on Sprint is currently set to receive a minor update patch via OTA to improve certain features of the phone and solve previously reported bugs.

Sprint is yet to dispatch Jelly Bean for the LG smartphone following its earlier promise of a December release. However, it appears that users will have to wait for a bit more and be content with the new patch, for the time being.

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