Android 4.1.2 update rolling out right now for Sprint's LG Optimus G

Android 4.1.2 update rolling out right now for Sprint's LG Optimus G
Officially released Thursday according to Sprint, the version of the LG Optimus G made for the nation's third largest carrier is now receiving its update to Android 4.1.2. The carrier tells us that this is software version LS970ZVA, and we have no reason to doubt them. Among the new features coming to the device, Project Butter gives you smooth, lag-free UI responsiveness. Google Now pushes out the latest information on things like traffic on your daily commute, sports scores, stock prices and more. Unlike other voice activated personal assistants, Google Now puts this information in your hands when you need it. Expandable notifications means that you can now take action right from the notifications screen. Miss a call? Instead of going back to the dialer, you can call from the notifications screen. Even pictures and video can be viewed without leaving your notifications.

Other features on the Android 4.1.2 variant of the Sprint LG Optimus G include Android Beam which lets you share files and pictures wirelessly to another NFC enabled Android phone and notifications can now be turned off on specific apps. Users of the phone should also notice an improvement in voice search and in the camera app, and the mobile version of Chrome replaces the Android stock browser. You can check out the entire changelist from the sourcelink.

The update is being sent out OTA and as usual, if you don't get it right away, don't panic. These updates roll out in waves. It takes about 10 days for the update to cover all units of the Sprint LG Optimus G outstanding. The update will take 10 minutes to download over 4G or Wi-Fi, 20 minutes over 3G, and will take 5 to 10 minutes to install. While you are installing the update, no calls can be made or received. If the OTA version of the update hasn't arrived on your handset yet, you can try to manually coax it out by going to your home page. Tap on Menu>Settings>Update Firmware and if the update is there, follow the on-screen directions to install it.

source: Sprint via AndroidCentral

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Optimus G Sprint
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(13h talk time)

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8 Comments

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

10 minutes while using 4G if you can catch a LTE signal lol. Another phone added to the 4.1 list. :)

3. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Updating quite fast.

4. md227a

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Waiting on you AT&T. who would have thought a CDMA version would get the update before a GSM model.

5. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

I'll be checking every ten minutes, so excited

6. ph0adcbeit

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I love my AT&T LGOG so much! developement on this device is slowly,but surely picking up!

7. sscott3548

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

has anyone got the update yet? i cant help but not be patiant.

8. xXMAKESHIFTXx

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

I have yet to get it. I am in ILLINOIS.

9. puckhead

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

I swear if the LGOG for AT&T I will never buy another phone from AT&T again.

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