LG Optimus G is the smartphone that underpinned the popular smartphone co-developed by the South Korea-based company and Google, the Nexus 4. The Optimus G was released in several countries running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but the flagship smartphone will hit the European market pre-loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The LG fans in Europe will be glad hearing this, but the news will sadden the US customers who will be stuck on ICS until LG officially rolls out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software update.
But the North American owners of the LG Optimus G also have real reasons to cheer. Because the Optimus G will run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box in Europe it means that the LG software engineers had finalized the work at the new software and that the official firmware update for the US can’t be too far away.
Even though the Europeans had to wait so long until LG Optimus G landed on the Old Continent, their patience was rewarded with the goodies borough by the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. Sweden will be the first country to get the LG Optimus G later this month, shortly followed by other markets like France, Germany, or Italy.
Courtesy of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean the future European owners of the LG Optimus G will be able to enjoy new features on their smartphone like, an upgraded version of QSlie, that lets you run multiple apps in the same time, and other goodies like Safety Care or Privacy Keeper.
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for LG Optimus G will also bring the highly-appreciated features of Google’s mobile platform: Google Now, Filmstrip View, Expandable Notifications, and the buttery smooth Project Butter.
In case you forgot, I remind you that LG Optimus G packs a 4.7-inch True HD-IPS + LCD display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels and Gorilla Glass coating, being underpinned by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset based on four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. It also comes with 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage. In terms of connectivity Optimus G packs Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspotm Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and microUSB 2.0.
Are you considering purchasing the LG Optimus G knowing that the G Pro successor is on its way?