By Binu Paul email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Mar 08, 2013 08:24 AM EST
Back in February end, it was reported that some LG Optimus G users on Sprint are getting surprise updates to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean; however, no official release was reported then. Owners of Optimus G smartphone can now be relieved as Sprint has officially confirmed the long-awaited Jelly Bean roll out for the device, finally.
The upgrade will include the known Jelly Bean goodies such as Google Now, expandable notifications and an updated Android Beam experience in addition to a bunch of fixes and improvements.
Sprint made the official announcement about the roll out via its Twitter account saying, "Software update for LG Optimus G brings Android Jellybean and other improvements."
As Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean version LS970ZVA reaches your Optimus G smartphone, you get a plethora of delights including a smoother user interface, enhanced voice search, improved camera app, user-installable keyboard maps and more. Google Chrome will be the stock Internet web browsing app because Android stock browser is completely removed now.
Check out the full list of Jelly Bean enhancements on Sprint LG Optimus G (via Sprint):
- Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
- Google Now
- Expandable, actionable notifications
- Android Beam to send photos and more
- QuickTranslator application downloadable from the Application Manager
- Smoother user interface. Vsync timing across all drawing and animation done by the Android framework including application rendering, touch events, screen composition and display refresh; and triple buffering in the graphics pipeline.
- User-installable keyboard maps
- Ability to turn off notifications on an app specific basis
- Shortcuts and widgets can automatically be re-arranged or re-sized to allow new items to fit on home screens
- Bluetooth data transfer for Android Beam
- Improved voice search
- Improved camera app
- Android mobile version of Google Chrome replaces stock Android browser
- Ability for other launchers to add widgets from the app drawer without requiring root access
The hefty update is available Over-The-Air (OTA) and will be rolled out in the next 10 days for all Optimus G owners. So, head over to Settings > About Phone to check for the upgrade, be sure your Wi-Fi is on and make sure that the battery is charged at least up to 50 percent to perform an uninterrupted and safe update.
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