LG is never known for timely updates, not since it began making Android devices anyways. This according to us has been one of the core reasons for the company’s failure as a mobile manufacturer overall. However, the manufacturer has changed its old ways and strived to bring updates to its existing smartphones. And with the launch of the Google Nexus 4, it was almost confirmed that the company has the potential to make it big in the Android arena. And as if to prove that faction, LG has just announced that smartphones like the Optimus 4X HD, the Optimus L7 and the Optimus L9 will in fact get the Android 4.1 update. The Optimus 4X HD was certain to get the update as previous reports claimed that the smartphone should have the update by the end of March this year. The other two smartphones however will get the update by the end of the first half of the year which means some users might have to wait until June. The company made this news public on its Facebook page.
It’s commendable that LG is committed to supporting its smartphones. However one might say this is a tad too late in the day as Samsung, HTC, Motorola and since recently Sony have all begun or finished rolling out the Android 4.1 update to its smartphones. However, for the people who showed faith in the LG offerings, this will come as very good news, so let’s hope more devices are added to the list in the coming days. The manufacturer recently rolled out the Jelly Bean update to Optimus G smartphones in its home country of South Korea, while the rest of the world will have to wait a bit. Unfortunately, LG hasn’t quite specified as to whether other smartphones will get the Jelly Bean update, but we wouldn’t hold our breath for that one.
The company currently has a very positive 2013 to look forward to if the leaked Optimus G Pro is anything to go by. I think if LG sorts out its update related issues, a lot of these problems will be solved. We can hear a lot more on this and hopefully about future update roll outs at the MWC 2013 event in Barcelona. Do you own either of the aforementioned smartphones? If yes, make sure you drop a line below to let us know.
Let’s hope this move helps LG regain some of that lost faith from the customers as smartphones like the Optimus 2X struggled to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update. This is contrasting compared to manufacturers like Samsung and HTC who roll out the updates in time for is smartphones. We think when it comes to timely updates, no company can beat Samsung and they would like to keep it that way.