Last year, LG launched the Optimus Vu II in South Korea. As the name suggests, this device is the successor of the company’s first phablet, the LG Optimus Vu. It comes with a 5 inch display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and much more. Sadly, this device was shipped with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.
Nearly 6 months after its official launch, LG has finally started rolling out the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the LG Optimus Vu II. This update is currently available only for SK Telecom and KT subscribers in South Korea. LG U+ users will get this update starting from next month.
The Android 4.1 update for Optimus Vu II bring the usual Jelly Bean goodies such as Google Now, offline text-to-speech, better performance in camera, Project Butter, improved voice and data connectivity, new Gallery app, improved power management and advanced notifications.
The latest update can be easily downloaded via Over-The-Air (OTA). You will be automatically notified once the update is available for your device. If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update.
LG today announced via a press release that it will soon start rolling out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for some of its devices. LG has hardly updated its handsets to Ice Cream Sandwich, with only the Korean version of the Optimus 2X tasting Android 4.0 until now.
The first handset from LG to receive the Jelly Bean update will be the Optimus LTE II. The handset should taste Jelly Bean next month, but LG is known to delay its Android OS updates, so don’t get your hopes too high. Second in the list is the LG Optimus G, which should taste Jelly Bean sometime in December.
Last, and hopefully not the least, are the Optimus Vu and Vu II devices. LG will update them to Jelly Bean sometime in the Q1 of next year, which shows how slow the company is in rolling out updates for its high-end devices.
Surprisingly, the LG Optimus 4X HD was missing from LG’s press release, which is shocking considering the handset was the Korean maker’s flagship handset for sometime in 2012. If the list is anything to go by, it looks like LG won’t be updating any of its 2011 handsets to Jelly Bean including the Optimus 2X and the Nitro HD.
The Jelly Bean update will bring with it Google Now, minor UI tweaks, Project Butter along with some new apps from LG including Q Slide.