LG Optimus G finally landing in Europe with Android 4.1, but isn’t it too late?

by: AdrianFebruary 22, 2013


This is just too confusing. LG is readying the Optimus G Pro (two versions of it, in fact), the G2 is also said to be in the works, while Europeans are only now getting the first-gen Optimus G? That’s downright ridiculous!

And yet this is the way LG is choosing to do business. And they wonder why they can’t be as successful as Samsung…

Oh, well, at least they’re throwing a buttery Jelly Bean treat in there to make Europeans feel like they’re not the least important people on Earth. But that’s only going to enrage Americans, who are still stuck on Android 4.0 ICS on their Optimus Gs. LG just can’t get a break!

Besides the adding of Android 4.1 in the mix, LG hasn’t changed much, so this is the same old Optimus G we’ve known from November 2012. You get a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 4.7-inch IPS display with 1,280 x 768 pixels resolution, 4G LTE speeds (where they’re achievable), 32 GB of on-board storage and a 2,100 mAh battery.


We’re unsure about the camera, but we don’t even what to think how pissed Europeans would get if LG was going to slap the “new” Optimus G with an 8 MP snapper. So 13 MP it is… hopefully!

Getting back to the software for a second, let’s say the traditional JB tweaks are not flying solo. LG has also updated the QSlide feature and added Safety Care and Privacy Keeper.

G’s first stop on the old continent will be Sweden by the end of this month (so, next week), followed by France, Germany, Italy and other unspecified countries in March. No words on pricing yet, but with the far more impressive Xperia Z and HTC One launching any day now, LG needs something special to draw attention. Maybe €500? Less?

  • It would be nice to get JB in my G the phone itself is great and I like it no complaints about it and I’m fussy im a serious phone guy I’ve had em all motorola is one of my favorites but I’ve had to break away from them cause of needing diferent works in my device bored you could say and I phones I’ve had em all very borring plus im not a I phonite, LG needs to step it up to updating there already out there devices not make new ones and expect the consumer to go buy a new device just to have the latest or even close to newer OS system its starting to look like htc is coming out with some great stuff its looking thats where my eyes are gonna be after im done with this optimus g sorry lg you think your winning but your only hurting yourself in the end.

  • Jesper_SB

    It’s launching in Denmark on Feb 27th at approx. €390 ex. sales tax, which is a strong price for a big screen LTE phone