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Android 4.1.2 on its Way to the LG Optimus G

January 10, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

The LG Optimus G, probably LG’s most popular and successful device (besides the Nexus 4). The LG Optimus G is like the Nexus 4’s older brother. While both devices are relatively the same, there are still quite a few differences between the two. The differences include price, LTE, storage and more. The LG Optimus G launched on Android 4.0.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich, and is now getting an update to Android 4.1.2.

If you’re an Optimus G owner in Korea, you should be able to grab your update now. If you’re in other parts of the world, you should be getting your updates in the next few months. Hopefully much sooner. Those of you in the US with the Optimus G on AT&T or Sprint, you probably won’t get the update for at least a few more months. By now we all know how slow these US carriers are at pushing out updates. Maybe we should be glad that Verizon doesn’t have an Optimus G?

The update includes many new Jelly Bean features like Google Now, Project Butter, Expandable notifications and much more. So far there isn’t a changelog from LG, since Google Translate won’t cooperate with LG’s website. But I’d expect a few bug fixes and maybe a few new features in LG’s custom skin as well as Jelly Bean features.

So if you are in Korea with an LG Optimus G, go ahead and pull down your Jelly Bean update by doing the following:

  • Go into Settings
  • Tap on About Phone
  • Tap on Check for Updates

If you can’t pull down the update right away, you may have to wait a day or two to get the update. But keep spamming that check for updates button. More than likely this is a staggered OTA, which means it’ll be hitting all devices in Korea in the next week or two. Once you get the update, let us know in the comments below how its working out for you.