As LG has promised, the LG Optimus 4X HD is getting updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in Europe. The update has already started rolling out.
A few days after announcing a similar update for the LG Optimus L9, LG Germany announced in a blog post that the Optimus 4X HD and the Optimus L7 will be receiving the official update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean by the end of March.
After being tightly locked down, the Optimus 4X HD has gotten a breath of fresh air with its bootloader getting unlocked. Jelly Bean has also been leaked for the device.
After rolling out Android 4.1 upgrades for the Optimus Vu 2, LTE 2 and Optimus G in South Korea, three other major software bumps are expected in Asia soon.
According to an LG representative, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update will hit the Optimus 4X HD in Europe in the first quarter of the year. What else is in store?
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?
Yup. Finally, the Great North will see the likes of the long-awaited Optimus 4x HD. The much hyped and more-than-capable-to-deliver phone is apparently being released on WIND Mobile and Videotron.
Now that the iPhone 5 has been officially launched in several markets, we’re able to compare it with the hottest Android handsets in town. In fact we have already pitted it against the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Nexus, the HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD. In case you’re also interested in durability tests, you’ll also have to see our iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 drop test performed right on iPhone 5 launch day.
So you walk into an electronic store looking for a new smartphone. Sitting on top of the nearly empty shelf is the Apple iPhone 5, while a stack of boxes with LG Optimus 4X HD inside sits just across it. What do you do? What DO you DO? Should you go with what millions are currently trying to get their hands on or get the underdog in the Android world?
LG treated the 4X HD more or less like a mediocre device, releasing it in Europe in late June, in Asia soon after, but not in key markets in North America. We heard about a Canadian release scheduled for the fall ever since late July, but alas it seems like the phone won’t be hitting the major carriers we were suspecting it to.