The smartphone is expected to hit shelves on November 11
With just a few days until LG Optimus G is expected to go on sale at Sprint, word is that the carrier plans to roll out the first software update for the smartphone at launch.LG Optimus G has been available for pre-order at Sprint since November 1 and will hit shelves on November 11 if nothing major arises.
However, it looks like LG engineers and/or Sprint testers have already found several bugs that affect the phone’s software.
Although this is not necessarily a bad thing, it does not bode well for a company’s flagship smartphone to fail ahead of official launch.
Fortunately, there is some good news as well. AndroidPolice reports LG and Sprint plan to roll out a software update for Optimus G on November 11. The information is based on a Sprint internal document, which has just leaked online.
According to this document, the following enhancements and fixes will be included in the upcoming update:
- Intermittent freezing/locking up;
- Intermittent device reset during YouTube playback;
- No power on due to Wi-Fi crash;
- Sprint ID icon randomly shows as Mobile ID icon;
- MSL protection for ##DIAG# should be on;
- Reply to All in email: Device was including the sender name, outside of normal;
- Hidden Menus HW version. Version was not showing accurately: “1.0” should be “10.”
Software version LS970ZV8 will be pushed OTA (over the air), so owners will be automatically notified their devices are eligible for this update. Simply follow the instructions on the screen to successfully complete the update.
Potential customers that plan to purchase the LG Optimus G via Sprint, and do not get notified on the upgrade, can manually check for it by going to Settings / About phone / Software update. Stay tuned for more info on the subject.