When the LG Lucid first hit store shelves, it was one of the best mid-range handsets available at the time. It served as a shining example that a budget phone didn't have to feel like it was a budget phone. Now an OTA update is rolling out to the handset over a year after its release, further evidence that not all budget phones are destined for neglect. This new software version doesn't fundamentally change things, but it's nice to have security patches and a newer version of Google Map Services, among other things.
The bulk of the enhancements apply to Verizon's pre-installed software. My Verizon has been updated and - wait for it - the 'VZW homepage' bookmark has been renamed to 'Mobile Web' in the browser. If that induces little more than a yawn (as it should), you can perk up knowing that at least some of the bloat has been removed, such as Verizon Remote Diagnostics. The full change log lies below.
- Multiple Android Security patches have been implemented
- Google Map Services has been updated to version R8
- My Verizon has been updated to version 10.0.440
- Verizon Remote Diagnostics (VRD) has been removed
- Sync Engine has been updated to 220.127.116.11.55
- VZ Navigator has been updated to v18.104.22.168
- Single Sign On (SSO) engine has been updated to 3.1.13
- Media has been added to Verizon Backup Assistant Plus
- Family Based Applications reliability has been enhanced
- App directed SMS messages can now be broadcasted to all app targets
- ‘VZW homepage’ bookmark label has been updated to ‘Mobile Web’ in the browser
That's it for now. If the update notification hasn't popped up yet on your device, it should come soon enough.