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Android Overload: Jelly Bean Officially Headed To LG Optimus G, Vu, and Vu 2, Hands-On with Archos Gamepad, and More

Greetings, Phandroids. We’re officially wrapping up our work day here at the Phandroid offices, but before we leave you, we thought we’d give you a few more late night treats to have you snacking through the night. Because so many Android-related articles come past our desks, it’s impossible to feature them all on our front page. Thankfully, we’ve created the Android Overload for you guys to keep up-to-date with all the Android happenings around the world. So dig in and if you find an interesting article/s, leave your thoughts below. Night, guys.

  • LG officially announces Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update headed towards LG Optimus G this December; LG Optimus Vu and LG Optimus Vu 2 early next year. [LG]
  • Team Win Recovery Project updated to version 2.3 for a variety of devices. [XDA Developers]
  • Hands-on with Android emulators and button mapping on the upcoming ARCHOS GamePad. [ARMDevices.net]
  • Gmail (web) now lets you search through your emails, Calendar and Google Drive docs with a unified search. [Google Search Experiments]
  • Star Command coming to Android “hopefully” by the end of the year. 13 minutes gameplay footage with dev team has me drooling. [Joystiq]
  • Google TV receiving enhanced voice controls. Access content, genre, and channel searches by voice. [TNW]
  • Updated Google Play Developer Console now available for all Android developers. [Android-Developers]
  • LG Uplus introduces set top box with integrated Google TV inside. [GoogleTVBlog]
  • Study by the GSM Association suggests Americans are paying too much for LTE vs European rates. [Electronista]
  • Life Fitness announces Android compatible fitness machines. Connect your smartphone to access music, calendar events, and more. [AusDroid]
  • Xiaomi founder interview reveals no plans for MIUI tablet, talks about smartphone success. [TechInAsia]



  • Donovan Shore

    Your slacking, PadFone officially released. And it is officially my next purchase.

    • IronHorse01

      dude who cares ? stop boasting aboat the stupid “padfone” and get it we dont care

      • Donovan Shore

        Sorry, I was kind of joking. I just thought with all the hype that there would be coverage on it the minute the release event happened.

  • a) youth.in.asia

    Because of it’s ratio, I thought the Vu would be getting iOS 6

    • PhilNelwyn

      o_O
      Why?

  • DavidVarghese

    Whoa, so 4.2 is legit? *happy dance*
    But wait… It’ll probably be until next year until I see the update on my Evo LTE… *sadness*

  • RavenFox

    You can always count on American Greed

  • Patrick

    Let’s get an ics update for phandroid

  • KOLIO

    @Patrick

    +1 W/a cache clean upon exit option,which is on the PHANDROID NEWS app.

  • http://tinyurl.com/cx3n7qz Herman Paula

    Very nice article. keep up the good work.

  • G_moolah

    Dear LG, I want to start by saying F U. and I would like to thank you for NOT supporting the Spectrum. LG is a joke. and everyone should avoid this manufacture. only 1 gingerbread update since January 2012.

  • ntegrit

    The LG link goes to a page in KOREAN?! Very useful…

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      If you’re using Chrome, it will auto translate for you. You ARE using Chrome, aren’t you? Well… aren’t you!? O_O

  • Michael Thompson

    Two things I won’t be buying anytime soon: A phone made by LG and ANYTHING made by Archos.