We have good news for the Canadian owners of the smartphone that underpinned the popular Nexus 4. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for LG Optimus G is now rolling out at three of the big Canadian carriers: Bell, Rogers, and Telus. Moreover, the South Korea-based company said that SaskTel will also roll out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for LG Optimus G in late March.
As you probably know, the LG Optimus G comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update will bring numerous significant changes. Besides the buttery smooth Project Butter that helps the interface run a lot faster, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will also bring Google Now, improved Notifications area, better battery life, and many other goodies on your LG Optimus G.
Even though LG was supposed to bring it's own improvements to the firmware update, the QSlide 2.0 feature is no where to be found according to MobileSyrup.
After you update your LG Optimus G to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, you will be able to enjoy improved touch performance, WiFi Direct and Miracast, Android Beam, a revised lock screen, offline voice recognition, Quick Translator, bug fixes and other such improvements.
It was reported that the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update arrives OTA, but if you haven't received the software update notification yet, you should check for it manually. In order to do so head to Settings > About Device > Software Update > Update. Given the size of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for LG Optimus G we are recommending you to download and perform the firmware update while connected to a WiFi network.
In case you forgot, the LG Optimus G boasts a 4.7-inch True HD-IPS + LCD display and a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with four Krait 200 cores at 1.5 GHz and Adreno 320 graphics processing. LG Optimus G also comes with 2 GB of RAM, all connectivity features worthy of a high-end smartphone like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, and 3.5 mm audio jack. The camera has an 8 megapixel sensor with autofocus, LED flash Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization and full HD video recording support.
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