LG’s first Jelly Bean-running Android device will be the upcoming Nexus 4 – which will run Android 4.2 out of the box, a software version that will still be part of Jelly Bean according to rumors – but what about other LG Android handsets, especially high-end ones?
The South Korean company has apparently shared more details about its Jelly Bean plans and there are a few of interesting surprises there.
First of all, the company’s latest flagship device, the Optimus G, will receive its Jelly Bean love in December, while the Optimus LTE 2 will get its Android 4.1 share a month earlier. The Optimus Vu and Optimus Vu 2 will be upgraded in the first quarter of 2013, but for some reason, the Optimus 4X HD is not mentioned in LG’s official press release. The updates will be rolled out sequentially, starting with South Korea, but there aren’t any actual release dates for the software revealed at this time.
If you own any other LG Android device, you won’t be happy to hear that LG has not mentioned yours in its immediate Jelly Bean upgrade plans. Sure, there are always other ways to enjoy Google’s latest Android version on devices that have not been updated yet to run it, or on devices that will never get it. But that doesn’t mean that all Android users out there is ready to perform the necessary steps to get these unofficial ROMs on their device.