The Pantech Flex is not some mainstream Android device, but it still can be listed as a mid-range device specs wise. It is an AT&T device and the carrier has decided to update it to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware beginning with June 21st.
The OTA Update will be pushed straight to your device via Notification menu and you simply need to use the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. The new Android 4.1.2 JB firmware build brings the Google Now, buttery-smooth interface, Google voice search, AT&T Drive Mode, expandable and actionable Notification Bar that should improve the overall capabilities of your device. A revamped Gmail app and multiple other changes that should improve the overall performance for the Pantech Flex.
Google Now brings a whole new dimension to your Android experience, as it is a service that will constantly keep you updated based on your activities, interests such as sports, weather, shopping, restaurant reservations, airline and hotel info, package tracking support, events and multiple others. Besides all these new features, you will also gain support for resizing automatically the widgets that you’ll place on your home screen.
By upgrading your Pantech Flex to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean you will gain some other accessibility functions, such as support for plugging in external Braille devices via USB, Bluetooth modes and Gesture functions for visually impaired owners. The Pantech Flex packs a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED screen, 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, Pantech SwiftKey keyboard, which is one of best apps that your device can feature on it as stock, the 8MP camera allows 1080p Full HD video recording, 8GB internal storage and 1 GB RAM. The 1830 mAh battery is enough and it should hold the phone alive for over 24 hours.
Pantech Flex users will get a notification on their devices telling them that a new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OTA Update is available and then they will simply need to follow the on-screen steps to complete the install. The news has been confirmed on AT&T’s blog.
Did you receive the update, and if you did, how’s the AT&T Pantech Flex running with the new update? Is its battery life better than before or worse? Test the Google Now service and all the other new features, as all these should bring a whole new experience for your smartphone.