$.99 Pantech Flex gets update to Android Jelly Bean

June 21, 2013
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AT&T Pantech Flex LTE

Back in September of last year, AT&T launched the Pantech Flex as a low-cost, mid-ranger that supported LTE out of the box. While the phone itself is nothing special, today the $.99 smartphone just became a whole lot more appealing, thanks to the rollout of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

According to AT&T, Flex users will receive a text message when the update is ready and from there, they simply need to follow easy on screen instructions.

Besides usual Jelly Bean goodies like Google Now and improved notifications, AT&T is also bringing a few carrier specific changes such as the addition of AT&T Drive Mode – which is designed to prevent texting while driving.

It’s not every day that customers get a dirt-cheap handset that runs on Jelly Bean, which could make the Pantech Flex perfect for those that are looking for their first smartphone encounter, but don’t want to pay a lot to get a phone with reasonable specs and the power of Android Jelly Bean.

What does the Flex offer for hardware? The phone isn’t going to blow anyone away with its 4.3-inch 960 x 540 display or 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor – but it’s not a complete slouch either. Other features include 8GB storage, microSD, 8MP back cam, 2MP front cam and an 1,830 mAh battery.

Any existing owners of the Flex manage to get your hands on the update yet? If so, what do you think?

Comments

  • Rockwell mellow

    Well if they are going to give it jellybean it might as well have 4.2 don’t you think

  • MrMiketheripper

    For $0.99 this is a great phone. I have it and it got somewhere in the 10,000 on Antutu Benchmark.
    I did get a notification about an update however, I’m not sure if It’s a previous update I missed or a failed install attempt at this update. It was not a text notification. This update failed to install unfortunately.

  • tfranzman

    Any idea if the ATT MVNO’s will participate in the JellyBean rollout ??