Oh Optimus Vu, what an odd little device you are. Developed as a less than subtle knee-jerk reaction to Samsung’s Galaxy Note, the Vu went on sale in Korea earlier this year, and it’ll soon be making its way to Japan on NTT Docomo, too. Stateside, a Verizon launch is rumored, though far from certain. Shaped more like a placemat than a telephone, the Optimus Vu is one of the most outlandish-looking devices to have ever passed across our desk.
In any case, this is LG’s 5-inch, stylus-using, 4:3 aspect ratio squarish slab. It ran Android 2.3 at launch, but it’s recently received a substantial update to version 4.0 and the new LG Optimus UI 3.0, and that's what we're looking at here today. For LG phones like the Vu, ICS provides not only performance improvements and new features, also a much needed visual refresh.
We'll bring you a full review of the Optimus Vu with ICS soon. In the meantime check out our video walkthrough above.
More: LG Optimus Vu non-unboxing unboxing
Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.
I actually have a couple family members looking forwards to this coming out on VZW... I REALLY hope it gets upgraded to a snapdragon S4 before its stateside debut though....
Never LG again
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