Sprint LG Optimus G gets Jelly Bean upgrade

There’s quite a bit of Jelly Bean news today, folks, and now Sprint’s getting in on the fun. The carrier has announced the upgrade to Android 4.1.2 for its LG Optimus G. It’ll bring obvious goods such as Google Now, expandable notifications and an updated Android Beam experience, alongside the many other things unique to Jelly Bean.

Alongside that, a bunch of changes specific to the Optimus G have been made. Sprint says you can expect a smoother user interface thanks to the Android framework doing all the heavy lifting for vsync timing, user-installable keyboard maps, an improved camera app, improved voice search, the ability for third-party launches to add widgets without requiring root access, the ability to download the QuickTranslator application from the Application Manager and more.

That’s quite the hefty update, but you’re probably wondering how you can get it anyway. As usual, you can make your way to Settings > About Phone to check for the upgrade, and make sure your WiFi is on and your battery is charged to at least 50% to ensure the best and most safe updating experience.

[via Sprint, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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

    YES. YES. YES. Updating now…

    • OptimusL

      Well you use the OG as your main phone now?

  • KOLIO

    Good for you & all awaiting JB, Chris. We’ll let the two of ya have some alone time.;-)
    Have a nice weekend!

  • http://justinfreeman.weebly.com Justin Freeman

    Any way to force the update? I’m anxious and can’t wait :) Tried the “Google Services Framework” trick but hasn’t worked… Thanks!

  • deh2002

    Hopefully this means the att version isn’t far behind.
    Mine isn’t my daily driver, I bought it basically for fun, use a note 2 as my daily driver. Have an Xperia tl also and a galaxy nexus. I love phones ;-)

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

      Holy crap, man! :O

  • toomuchgame441

    I had it since earlier this week… This phone is a beast now