The lesser known LG Lucid 4G was released on Verizon in March. Not surprisingly, its decent sheet of specs was accompanied by Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It was the LG Optimus L7, if we’re not mistaken, that received the honor of being LG’s first Android 4.0 phone – a phone that came out a couple of months after the Lucid 4G.
Fresh from serving Ice Cream Sandwich to owners of Motorola Droid Bionic, the streak continues with the Lucid 4G, as Verizon has also announced that the Android 4.0 update will hit the phone starting today. Do note, however, that the upgrade will be pushed out in phases.
Aside from getting the new firmware as an over-the-air update, those who prefer to download and install the file on their computer – with the phone connected to it – can do so by using the Software Upgrade Assistant Tool. The file size for the ICS firmware is 384.5MB, and you can find the full instructions here.
Ice Cream Sandwich for your Lucid 4G will come with new features, such as customizable lock screen and launch bar, enhanced notification panel, quick dialer widget, and multimedia messaging pop up – where you can easily share pictures, videos, and other multimedia content.
How excited are you to finally get rid of Gingerbread and move up to Ice Cream Sandwich?
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I got the update this morning/afternoon. I like the new look & feel! However, a word or two about the install process: if you have any third-party antivirus apps, disable or uninstall them, as they will cause a conflict and not allow the update to install. I had the AVG app installed & it shut down the phone so that after the download, the phone got “stuck” at the boot-up screen and I had to take it to my local Verizon store to have them fix the issue. Once it was determined that my antivirus software was the culprit we uninstalled it and the phone was fine. Except that the update had not been installed. So I then re-downloaded the update & it installed just fine. Another word: Be patient… It took about 20-30 minutes for the phone to come back to functionality. This is my first “smartphone” so I probably didn’t help matters when I freaked out & started pulling the battery & restarting the thing over & over! Anyway, I like the new UI. Everything looks “fresh” and easy to use. Reccommended!!