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LG Optimus 4X HD and Optimus L7 to receive Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update in Europe soon

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.
March 20, 2013

A few days after the LG Optimus L9 began receiving the official update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in Europe, it’s now the turn for LG Optimus 4X HD and Optimus L7 owners to rejoice. In a blog post, LG Germany announced that both devices will be receiving the software upgrade by the end of this month. Granted, there’s an “Important Note” in the post stating that the vague schedule may be pushed, and any device with network operator branding may have to wait longer for approval processes by the network carrier to get done.

The Android 4.1.2 change log for the two Optimus smartphones include –

  • Project butter, for a smoother and faster performance
  • Constant frame rate by Vertical Sync
  • Improved responsiveness
  • Extensible alerts and notifications with actions
  • Google Now integration
  • Dictate will now work without an internet connection
  • Android Beam 2.0 for faster data exchange via NFC
  • Support for Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

The update won’t be available over-the-air, and users will need to use the LG Mobile Support Tool to download and install it. It is recommended that you backup all your data on your device first before going through with the update. You can find the full download and installation instructions in the original blog post (in German) here.

What are your thoughts? Are you excited about finally receiving the official update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean? When the download is available and you install it, do share your experiences in the comments section below.