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LG's Optimus G gets upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ahead of UK release

Still no word on its release date though
Fri Feb 22 2013, 11:25
LG Optimus G with Android 4.0 UK

KOREAN PHONE DESIGNER LG has upgraded its Optimus G flagship smartphone to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ahead of its upcoming UK release.

LG announced the Optimus G way back in August 2012, which was followed by a release in the US and Korea. However, LG told The INQUIRER in September that the smartphone would see a UK release with the device set to tip up in 'early 2013'.

Although it's still not out yet in the UK, there's good news for those who have been looking at LG's Optimus G smartphone as the firm has upgraded the phone to run the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

As well as providing the phone with all of the latest Android features, this update sees some LG specific improvements added, including the firm's Qslide multitasking functionality and some security and privacy enhancements.

Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG said, "Since the successful initial launch of Optimus G, LG has continued to improve the smartphone to offer better usability and value for our customers.

"We're excited to be bringing to Europe the improved Optimus G, our most powerful quad-core device optimized for 4G LTE networks."

LG has said that the Optimus G will make its European debut in Sweden this month, although there's no word on when it will be released in the UK. There's no word on pricing either, but we've contacted LG for further information.

Check out our LG Optimus G hands-on review. µ


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