Feb 7th, 2013

LG Viper 4G LTE owners, guess what? Your device has not slipped into irrelevancy! While today’s upgrade isn’t nearly as exciting as the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade it received yesteryear, it does still address some important areas of operation. To be specific, this upgrade improves “LTE network acquisition” performance. We imagine this means that the hand-off from 3G to 4G will be smoother as a result.

That said, we’re sure folks are wondering whether or not the device will ever receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Sprint surprised us with ICS, but we’re nearing a year since the Viper 4G LTE’s launch and our initial gut feeling says we shouldn’t be holding our breath.

That said, it’s not polite to assume — until Sprint expressly tells us the device won’t be in line for major upgrades in the future we’ll have to believe that anything is a possibility. We don’t want you to get your hopes up, though, so grab today’s maintenance upgrade and be happy knowing that you’re getting an upgrade at all. You know the drill: turn that WiFi on, get your battery up to 50% and check for it in Settings > About Phone.

[via Sprint]

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