LG Confirms Jelly Bean for Optimus 4X HD, L7 and L9 Arrives in H1 2013

There are no exact release dates available for the moment

By on February 8th, 2013 08:09 GMT

Android enthusiasts who ended up with an LG smartphone, an Optimus 4X HD, an L7 or an L9 in particular, will probably be disappointed to hear their promised Jelly Bean update has been slightly delayed.

According to GSMArena, Italian blog Caotic.it, the same source that claimed earlier this month LG Optimus 4X HD will receive a Jelly Bean upgrade in Q1 2013, the Optimus L7, L9 and 4X HD are now scheduled for an H1 2013 Jelly Bean update.

The information comes via LG Hong Kong who publicly announced all three smartphones will get an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system in the first half of the year.

This means that LG could start the deployment of the update as late as June, though it won’t come as a surprise if the South Korean company will postpone Jelly Bean once again.

For the time being, these are the only Optimus series smartphones that have been confirmed to receive the highly-anticipated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, but that doesn’t mean that they will actually get it.

LG has a long history for not delivering timely updates to their older devices. The company is well known for endlessly postponing these promised upgrades, which turned some of its customers to other brands.

Regardless of this, LG is still among the first five handset makers in the world, which must mean something.

However, this might mean something for LG, but has no meaning whatsoever for the end user who purchases an LG smartphone and wants to have the latest software available as soon as possible.

In other news, LG is expected to unveil a new F-Series of Android smartphones later this month. Moreover, the South Korean company plans to launch its next Android flagship device at Mobile World Congress 2013 trade fair, in Barcelona.

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