The LG Optimus G is a pretty awesome handset, but frustratingly it hasn’t made its way to Europe quite yet. It should be hitting European shelves around the end of this month and early March, but that’s a long time after the initial launch.

To keep the excitement levels up for future European customers, LG has uploaded a new video to Youtube showing us a hands on with some of the Optimus G’s Jelly Bean features.

I must say it all looks pretty sleek, the upgraded Qslide function look particularly useful and LG’s tweaks to notifications and the photo gallery add some extra functionality over the standard Jelly Bean experience. Of course the Jelly Bean update also adds Google Now, Project Butter, and all the other 4.1 tweaks along with it.

If you’re living in Europe are you still excited for the Optimus G, or has the long wait imposed by LG caused your interest to fade?

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.