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LG releases Jelly Bean update schedule for some devices

LG has just released some information showing which devices will be getting updates -- and when those updates can be expected. Of course, a global press release like this doesn't do a whole lot for those of us not in Korea. But we're not gonna look this gift horse in the mouth.

First off, the Optimus LTE II will be receiving Jelly Bean starting in November, bringing UI improvements and LG apps. (Basically bringing it more toward the full out-of-box experience of the Optimus G.) The Optimus Vu and Optimus Vu II in Korea will get Jelly Bean starting in Q1 2013, with similar improvements including improved touch response. From what we can decipher in the translation of the release (sorry, working to confirm this -- someone help out in the comments if you'd like), it seems as though the Optimus G models should start receiving an update to Jelly Bean in December as well.

Based on this particular release, we're not sure about the Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean update plans for any other LG devices. That's par for the course, as U.S. carriers handle the release schedules themselves, for the most part.

Source: LG

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

22 Comments
  • is LG coming out as a big player here?
  • What would make you think that?
  • LG is coming, deal with it. They currently look like Samsung from about 1.5 to 2 years ago. They're tightening up their update cycles, getting in on the Nexus program. I expect them to get in the groove quicker than Samsung did and I think we will start seeing them playing a bigger role in the Android ecosystem.
  • ~Implying that Samsung's update cycles are anywhere near acceptable. It's ridiculous that it's taking ANY company this long to come out with updates on devices that already have ICS running. Each manufacturer should exercise a bit more control on the components that go into each device, so it's easier for them to make working builds in less time. At this point, whatever system they are using internally to do this is simply not working. IF any company would get a pass on this, it would be Asus, and it's not because they are doing good work, but because their update schedule is barely acceptable when compared to the rest.
  • It was a serious question, and I wasn't saying anything harsh, deal with it.
  • Q1 of 2013 is a little ridiculous.
  • We are at Q4 of 2012 2013 would be 6 month past the release witch is "ok" for a non-nexus device !
  • Considering the JB source was released in July, I don't think this is anywhere near acceptable for a device that you're paying good money for.
  • Of course, but it's pretty good compared to many other phones.
  • So why don't you sell your device and use your good money on something else. Complaining is going to do nothing for us.
  • You do realize Q1 doesn't mean January right? It could be March till you see the update...
  • and we all know that even though the OG Vu will be getting JB, the LG intuition (the VZW variant for those who don't know) will probably never get the update :P
  • No need to update a phone that no one is buying.
  • Forget them. Stick with nexus devices folks and screw waiting for timely updates.
  • I'm down for an LG Optimus G. They've improved a lot design wise and features are great. Not really going to care about updates since I have a nexus 7 (best nexus device, IMO) and a Samsung captivate, which development is alive and well.
  • I don't know how anyone can take these release dates seriously considering LG's last update schedule where they claimed phones like the G2x would get ICS in Q2 2012 and yet its already Q4 and they haven't said a word about it. So yeah, im gonna take this with a grain of salt.
  • What about the 4X HD?
  • thats the same thing am wondering i have an unlocked none network brand and no support of JB, well this my first and last LG phone.
  • Your translation is awful Andrew :) check PocketDroid for the exact dates and which devices get what and when
  • December means Q2 2013 in LG.
  • I just love LG and their pomises.
    Thats why I use Optimus2X with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) today. We (o2x owners) have a tons of promises for ICS upgrade, but nothing happen in the last year (except promises ofcourse). My only problem is the "ICS Promised Version by LG" isnt works on o2x actually. LG is the best company in promises. LG promises, other companmies make updates.
  • Spectrum? 'nuff said