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LG Escape Gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update on AT&T

Did I tell you or did I not tell you LG was on a roll with Jelly Bean updates? I think I told you. But if you needed additional proof, voila – AT&T’s Escape is being bumped to Android 4.1.2 as we speak.

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The official announcement has been posted on the carrier’s blog yesterday, and numerous Escape users are already reporting the update being live on their phones. If you’re yet to grab the new tasty software pack, you can do so by diving into Menu – Settings – General – About Phone – Software Update.

Of course, these things do tend to roll out in phases, so there are no guarantees yet. But fret not, our dear friends, because even if you have been left out of the upgrade’s phase one, there’s Jelly Bean to go around for all and it should come everyone’s way in a matter of mere days.

Now, these kinds of news usually interest only existing users of the devices being updated, but in this particular case I think I should have the attention of both Escape owners and folks in the market for a decent, budget-friendly Android smartphone.

True, the LG Escape might still look a bit underwhelming hardware-wise, but AT&T is selling it for just one penny with two-year contracts. And that’s a very small price to pay for a device with Jelly Bean, a 4.3-inch 960 x 540 pix res IPS LCD panel, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 gig of RAM and 5 MP cam.

You also get a pretty comfy 2,150 mAh battery inside this thing, just 4 GB of on-board storage, but expandable via a microSD card.

Turning our attention back to the Android 4.1.2 bump, let’s say this comes with all the traditional goodies, like expandable notifications, Google Now integration and loads of Project Butter performance enhancements.

Naturally, AT&T is throwing a little something in the mix too, with the adding of the DriveMode app and a couple of specific bug fixes. Can I hear a “booyah” from all you current and future LG Escape owners out there?

Via [AT&T Blog]