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Last Updated: March 25th, 2013

We have some good news to share with our neighbors to the north: the Optimus G is getting an update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Right now, this only includes customers on Bell, Rogers, and TELUS. LG says that SaskTel users will receive the OTA in "late March", which suggests it should begin shipping only a few days behind the other carriers. This version bump will bring support for Google Now, offline speech recognition, expandable notifications, and several other goodies. LG has also packaged a few of its own improvements, but seems to have left out an upgraded QSlide 2.0. Here is the full changelog, provided by MobileSyrup:

  • Touch performance improvement
  • A simpler user interface for complex features such as WiFi-Direct and Miracast combined
  • Multimedia file transfer through Android Beam
  • Lock front key feature for QuickMemo
  • A memo scribble feature
  • Notification bar enhancements
  • Google Now support
  • Offline Voice recognition and typing
  • Quick Translator
  • Exchange task sync support

The update appears to be available only as an OTA, so just keep watching for the notification. Eager users may be able to hurry things along by going into Settings -> About device -> Software update -> Update.

Source: MobileSyrup

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.

  • id10terrordfw

    And still nothing for the AT&T version.

  • Spot

    Upgraded to 4.1.2 with my Bell Samsung Galaxy S2 and Bluetooth no longer works (will not pair). Great work Google

  • disgruntled_telus_customer

    Telus better get their shit together, I don't expect them to stop updating my phone one year into my three year contract. I might have to finally end my 20 year relationship with Telus.

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