Android 4.3 Jelly Bean spotted on LG Optimus L7 II Dual page, real or just a mistake?

by: Chris SmithJune 8, 2013

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

The official product page of the LG Optimus L7 II Dual reveals that the handset may be running an unannounced version of Android, assuming it’s not a typing mistake from the company.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is clearly listed as the OS for this particular Optimus L7 II Dual handset, which is the dual-SIM version of the mid-range Optimus L7 II handset announced at MWC 2013 earlier this year. Other details about Android 4.3 aren’t offered at this time though. So we can’t but wonder whether this is just a typing mistake or whether LG jumped the gun and indirectly confirmed the OS.

We looked beyond that first Android 4.3 Jelly Bean sighting on the Optimus L7 II Dual page and checked out the features of the device as listed by LG, where we would have expected to find Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean written down, the Android version the Optimus L7 II was announced to run at launch.

But in there we spotted Android 4.3 once again, this time written like this: “Jellybean 4.3 Jellybean.”

 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

We then looked at the single-SIM Optimus L7 II to see what OS it’s running. LG simply wrote “JellyBean” on the product’s page. We also checked the listed OS for flagship handsets like the LG Nexus 4 and the Optimus G, but there were no traces of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

According to the site, the LG Nexus 4 runs “Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Plus” while its Optimus G brother has “Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)” under the hood. Clearly, LG needs to do some tiding up on its website. We looked for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mention on other mobile products, but we couldn’t find any.

Android 4.3 is the rumored next-gen Android OS update, which will reportedly arrive either in June – maybe as soon as June 10or in July. This Android version has not been announced at Google I/O in mid May, but it has been spotted in various places, including on a Google support page.

Android 4.3 has shown up in server logs, including our own, and has been seen running on an LG Nexus 4 not to long ago.

That said, we’re back to waiting for Google to officially announce its new Android update.

  • Simon Belmont

    I’m Bond. James Bond.

    I’m Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean 4.3 Jelly Bean.

    • I’m Bean, not Mr. Bean, but Jelly Bean.

  • aholsteinson

    “LG Optimus L7 II Dual”

    Sweet lord what a mouthful. Horrible name for a device.

    • Simon Belmont

      Indeed. Almost as awesome as Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch.

      That one had people struggling for breath half way through saying it. True story.

      • Daniel DS

        Well at least Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is a cool name, unlike LG Optimus L7 II Dual….

      • aholsteinson

        Oh my. This is an area where I hope Android OEMS took a page from Google or Apple when it comes to naming their devices.

  • Jeremiah

    I like the way this l7 || DUAL Looks.

  • Randy Sylmar

    Yes! Android Authority reporting on twitter harmless fights and obvious typos!