February 9, 2013 12:30pm
LG has confirmed that it will bring Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to its 2012 lineup, including the Optimus 4X HD and the Optimus L7, both of which were released in Canada. The Optimus 4X HD was quickly overshadowed by the Optimus G, but the Tegra 3-powered device was a great flagship for Wind’s network. And while it, and the less powerful L7, shipped with Android 4.0.4, LG’s Hong Kong division has confirmed that both devices will be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in due time.
Obviously this doesn’t mean that Canadian users will see the updates anytime soon; Wind doesn’t have a great track record of pushing updates to devices, and LG has little incentive in building new versions for Canadian users, but at least the updates have been confirmed. It’s a good first step.
In other LG-related news, CyanogenMOD 10.1 has been released for the LG Optimus G. This phone was released on Bell and Telus last year, and though it was underpowered for its 720p screen and first-generation LTE chip, it was a great device nonetheless.
Canadian users should download the version compatible with the AT&T Nitro HD, which is the same hardware under a different name.
So, LG devices getting some love in different ways today. Hit up XDA-Developers for information on how to flash CM10.1 on your Optimus LTE, and keep a look out for more information on the Optimus L7 and Optimus 4X HD. The Optimus G is also expected to get an update to Jelly Bean some time in early March.