Android 4.1 starts rolling out to the LG Optimus G
Does an even better of impression of a Nexus 4
Published: 16 January, 2013
Although it was released before the Nexus 4, and featured near-identical specs, it has taken until now for the update to Android 4.1 to start rolling out to the LG Optimus G. It has been reported this week that handset owners in South Korea have started receiving the update, which has been promised since October last year.
At the moment it only looks like it will be reaching SK Telecom customers but hopefully it shouldn't be too long before it reaches the US as well, though of course when it does get there it's going to be subject to carrier approval for those on a contract.
The main improvements that Android 4.1 brings to the handset are Google Now, an improved keyboard and better performance. LG hasn't always been the quickest on the draw when it comes to its updates and though that still may be true the speed of the latest rollout is better than its previous efforts. It did initially say it would deliver the update before the end of 2012 but so far it's only two weeks behind.
Meanwhile its seems like Android 4.2.2 is well on its way to the Nexus 4. Images have appeared online this week depicting the phone running the updated OS leading some to claim that there are Nexus 4s which are already shipping with the latest version of Jelly Bean.
Reports have sprung up from Brazil, Malaysia and the Czech Republic offering evidence of the update though Google has yet to make an official announcement and it's not even known what to expect when it does arrive. One thing's for sure and that's that it will be quite a while before Android 4.2.1 reaches the Optimus G, let alone 4.2.2, although at the moment the Optimus G is a lot easier to get hold of than the Nexus 4.