The LG Optimus Vu 2 has just received the official Android Jelly Bean update in Korea through SK Telecom and KT. LG U+ users of the same will get theirs in March.
LG has announced the WCP-300, the world’s smallest wireless charger that’s compatible with the Nexus 4, Optimus G Pro and other LG devices.
Well, this is a disappointment. LG’s supposed grand MWC outing, teased quite heavily in the past weeks, turned out to be nothing more than a recap of previously released and/or leaked devices.
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?
When LG announced the Optimus Vu in February of this year, we were taken aback. The device was obviously intended to be a Samsung Galaxy Note clone, but LG’s key differentiator with the Vu was the screen. Whereas practically every phone on the market makes use of a 16:9 display, LG opted to go 4:3 with the Vu, which made it impossible to hold, much less slide into your pocket. Today LG is announcing the Vu II, and it has that same display.
The Optimus Vu 2 was first mentioned in August, but at the time LG was completely mum on the second gen phablet’s spec sheet and availability details. However, someone seems to have spilled the beans big-time, because Android Greed has a trio of very legit-looking images showing off the Optimus Vu 2’s new design and listing most of its features.
A battle between two extra-sized phones is about to commence, courtesy of Samsung and LG. The former, of course, is the undisputed leader in the phablet category, with the Galaxy Note. While... LG hasn’t been too successful with the Optimus Vu, partly due to the fact that it has yet to cross over to another country, LG is betting on the Optimus Vu 2 to knock the champion down.