Last year, LG launched the powerful Nitro HD smartphone exclusively for the AT&T subscribers in the US. It was the carrier’s first device to feature a 720p HD screen. LG Nitro HD was shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The owners of this device finally has a reason to cheer, since the much awaited Android 4.0 update will soon hit your device.
AT&T recently announced that the LG Nitro HD will get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update starting from July 31. It will also replace the old UI with the LG’s new Optimus 3.0 user interface, which allows you to unlock the phone by swiping anywhere on the screen. It also brings additional display customization such as using your own photos as icons and shortcut images and the addition of a “Download” category in the menu for easier organization. Check out the complete changelog below.
- New lock screen actions let you conveniently jump directly to a specific application without unlocking the homescreen.
- The redesigned Gallery App and Photo Editor makes it easier to manage, show, and share photos and videos than ever before.
- An updated home screen folder and favorites tray that lets you group your apps and shortcuts logically by simply dragging one onto another.
- Enhanced multitasking capabilities let you instantly navigate from one task to another by leveraging a list in the System Bar that includes thumbnail images of all recently used apps. Just tap the thumbnail to resume using that app.
- Improved text input with an updated keyboard that supports faster text input and more accurate entries with better error correction and word suggestions.
- An app that helps you easily monitor your data usage.
- Face Unlock, a new screen-lock option that intelligently unlocks your device using facial recognition software.
This update will be available from July 31st via OTA (Over-The-Air). You can also manually update your phone, just by connecting you phone to the computer and then using the LG Mobile Phone Support tool. It is advised to backup all your data before updating the device. You should also make sure that, the battery is fully charged before updating your phone.