If you’re wondering if or when your LG device such as the Optimus 4X HD or Optimus L7 will be updated to the latest version of Android (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean), the Korean firm has revealed its plans.
Speaking to CNET UK, Andy Coughlin, LG’s head of mobile, said, “There will be some announcements coming out when we start presenting our roadmaps to our partners. We will have a very strong story around Jelly Bean to offer the market,” he says. ”I can’t give you a specific date [for the launch of LG phones running Jelly Bean] — but certainly the latest you’ll see them is 2013 but there is potentially an opportunity to do something earlier.”
When asked if there’s a possibility of launching Android 4.1 without manufacturer-specific UIs, he said, “That’s certainly an option.
“I don’t think any of the skins used on top of Android are so much different if I’m really honest. Although we have a couple of unique features such as swiping anywhere on the display to open it up, etc — so we have a couple of really quite neat things… but our idea is to keep it simple. What we don’t want to do is to be too clever about it.”
Can’t wait to have Jelly Bean running on your LG device? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.