LG might have had only a couple of Android 4.1-running smartphones a few months ago, but right now there are rivers of Jelly Bean flowing through the Optimus family. The L9, 4X HD, Vu 2, L7 and Optimus G on AT&T, as well as in South Korea and Canada have all been Jelly Beaned of late, providing smooth as silk software experiences for all their lucky users.
Next in line, there’s the Optimus Vu, according to LG Korea’s official website. The Android 4.1.2 update for the Korean version of the 5-incher is already live and available to download for SK Telecom customers.
As far as I can tell, the upgrade is not yet live for Vu users on KT and LG U+, but take that with a grain of salt as my Korean is a little rusty. I’m pretty sure LG is also advising people to grab the update through the Mobile Support Tool, but once again I could be wrong and there could be things lost in translation.
Anyway, that’s probably not awfully important for you. After all, I don’t think there are a lot of Koreans amongst our readers. But you may be more interested in the fact that there’s a good shot a Jelly Bean update is headed Verizon’s way too.
What, you didn’t know Big Red had the Optimus Vu up for grabs? It does, but under a different name – LG Intuition. Spec-wise, the Vu and Intuition are pretty much identical, with the same 5-inch 1,024 x 768 pixels resolution display, dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, 1 gig of RAM, 32 GB of storage, 8 MP camera and 2,080 mAh battery.
Unlike the Vu, which rocked Android 2.3 Gingerbread upon release and got bumped up to 4.0 ICS later on, the Intuition came with Ice Cream Sandwich out the box. Verizon has already issued a minor software update for the Intuition, but unfortunately that’s been reported to do more harm than good.
Like I said, chances are the LG Intuition will get an official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean soon after the Korean Optimus Vu, but now the question is when. And also, are you Intuition users still willing to have patience, or you’re just about to explode and ditch both Verizon and LG for good?