LG’s Korean website has just released information that talks about their plans regarding updates to various devices that will be bringing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the floor. The website mentions that the first device to get the official update to Jelly Bean will be the LG Optimus LTE II, which should start rolling out next month in November at some point. Through some rough translation from TalkAndroid, they have been able to see that the LG Optimus G will be getting the update to Jelly Bean sometime in December. Then, as we get into 2013, LG had indicated that both the LG Optimus Vu and it’s successor, the LG Optimus Vu II will be receiving the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean during the first quarter. All of this said, Ice Cream Sandwich for these devices aren’t even out yet, so that means that they are either skipping over that and heading straight to Jelly Bean, or the update to Ice Cream Sandwich is extremely close.
Jong-Seok Park, LG’s Vice President of the Electronic Mobile Communications has said that the updates will be including both Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, along with some of LG’s own apps and their own changes to the UI. They haven’t said what those modifications will be, but it should supposedly be quite an improvement. Along with those changes, there is supposed to be a drastically increased screen response speed and some other enhanced “Q” applications headed to the devices. These changes are expected to be creating a new user experience that is similar to what users will be getting with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out of the box. That said, hopefully LG lives up to their promise with these updates. We all know that LG has a history for providing some really stinky update timelines, and often never live up to those dates. Of course, giving them the benefit of the doubt, I can imagine that getting Jelly Bean prepared for all of their devices that can handle it is quite a task.
As of right now, LG has not indicated what these time frames are for yet. They haven’t said whether it applies to any of the markets that are outside of Korea. I’m going to go ahead and say that it only applies to Korea, as this was posted on their Korean website, and there was no English announcement. Hopefully I am wrong there and users of these devices will be getting their updates in the time frame LG gave out though. Jelly Bean is a really nice update, and it is actually disappointing that there aren’t a lot of devices that have it yet. Heck, most Motorola devices don’t have it yet, and owners of the Atrix 2 just got Ice Cream Sandwich. The only reason I know what Jelly Bean is like is due to the Transformer Pad TF300T.
That said, I’m sitting on the fence waiting for Jelly Bean to come to the Atrix 2 sometime now, also. Stay tuned, we’ll have more news about the time frame if things decide to get more clear.
source: talk android