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Verizon's LG Intuition has long been an awkward kid at the lunch table. With a 5" display at 4:3 resolution, it's had a difficult time being accepted, much less competing. Even so, it has not been completely forgotten – Verizon is preparing to roll out a maintenance update to the device that will remove the Color and V Cast apps, fix some assorted bugs, and should improve speakerphone quality. There is one curious detail to this update, it also adds the Amazon Appstore. Are Verizon and Amazon becoming closer friends?

While this update may not bring a new version of the Android OS, the international version – the Optimus Vu – is expected to receive a bump to 4.1 sometime this quarter. No announcement has been made about the VZW-specific variant, but Big Red is not known for speedy approvals and may even abandon the phone all together. Still, it is plausible that Jellybean will come eventually.

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The OTA is currently listed as "coming soon" on Verizon's support site, which generally means it should begin rolling out sometimes within the next several days. The package weighs in at 204.5 MB, making a fast Wi-Fi connection recommended when the time comes.

Source: Verizon Wireless

Cody Toombs
Cody is a Software Engineer and Writer with a mildly overwhelming obsession with smartphones and the mobile world. If he’s been pulled away from the computer for any length of time, you might find him talking about cocktails and movies, sometimes resulting in the consumption of both.

  • Joshua

    When I first saw a picture of this phone, I thought someone had just awkwardly widened it to make it fit the area properly. Only later did I realize, with mounting horror and disbelief, that they had actually made a device with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Well, I hope that its users are happy with it. To each his own.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.master Jennifer Susan Master

      It's actually a nice size. Fits in my back pocket AND I can read things on the Internet with out expanding the screen.

  • HellG

    the title just hurts, Verizon "Approves" :(
    Hope someday OHA members will actually take a step together against Telecom companies

  • http://twitter.com/Atyp3 David Steven

    Seriously happy with Verizon over the past few days. First I got an update for my LG Spectrum this week and then the GNex gets an update and now this barely used phone. Maybe Verizon is finally getting their sh*t together.

  • jlong393

    Do not download the update!!!!! I lost everything. All of my pictures, my contacts, my camera....gone. I can't open anything connected to google, the play store, maps, email. Ruined my phone.

    • amanda

      Me too!

  • Brian

    Not for everyone, but I love the Intuition. I do not like to talk on a phone and I do not like the bulkiness of even a 7 inch tablet. With a good Bluetooth earpiece, the times I do have to use it to talk are no different than a smaller phone. The Intuition gives me just the perfect size screen to text, email, and IM easily. The only issue I've had is that it has reset itself out of the blue a couple of times in the past three months. The VS95011B hasn't had any noticeable effect on my device good or bad.

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