Monday, March 18, 2013

LG Optimus G getting upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.1 later this month

Our friends at LG have just let us know that the LG Optimus G's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is now in testing. It should be headed to Optimus G devices on Rogers, Bell, TELUS by the end of March. Of course this is dependent on the testing by carriers going pretty smoothly.

This is one of the first times we hear an OEM make the prediction rather than a carrier, so we expect that LG is very confident no hiccups will be found in the update by any of the carrier testing. Official press release after the break.

LG Optimus G to receive Jelly Bean upgrade in Canada

TORONTO (March 18, 2013) -- LG Electronics Canada is announcing that the upgrade to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, for its flagship smartphone, Optimus G, is currently in testing. The upgrade will be available for Optimus G devices on the Bell, Rogers and TELUS networks beginning in late March 2013, as an over-the-air update and web download service. 

The Optimus G development incorporated industry trends, new innovations and user feedback to bring what we believe is the very best smartphone to the world,” Geoff McMurdo, vice president, mobile communications, LG Electronics Canada. “LG is committed to offering an exceptional user experience, a stable software build and many new value-added applications for our customers, such as Quick Translator.”


Introduced to Canadians in November 2012, the Optimus G is the latest LTE-enabled, premium smartphone from LG. It boasts the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad Core processor, longer battery life, an exceptional user interface and a sleek and stylish design. Some of the features that the Jelly Bean upgrade will offer:


·         Touch performance improvement

·         A simpler user interface for complex features such as WiFi-Direct and Miracast combined

·         Multimedia file transfer through Android Beam

·         Lock front key feature for QuickMemo

·         A memo scribble feature

·         Notification bar enhancements

·         Google Now support

·         Offline Voice recognition and typing

·         Quick Translator

·         Exchange task sync support


“As our newest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G is an important device for LG,” continued McMurdo. “Coupling power and design to create a phone that can keep up with the demands of its users, the Optimus G is the phone of today, and with the upgrade, the future too.”

Product Specs:

·         Chipset: 1.5GHz Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with Quad-Core, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE

·         Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

·         Network: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE

·         Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280x768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio

·         Memory: 32GB

·         RAM: 2GB DDR

·         Cameras: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front

·         Battery: 2,100 mAh (570Wh/L)/ Talk time: 12.5 hours/ Standby: 500 hours

·         Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm 

·         Weight: 141g

·         Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC, Miracast, HD-Voice

About LG Electronics Canada
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $49 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances. With 117 operations around the world, LG achieved global sales of USD 49 billion (KRW 54.26 trillion) in 2011. LG is comprised of four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solution – and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit

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