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Sep
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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.

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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.

What's new:

  • 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 2.9.0.1.55
  • VZ Navigator has been updated to v9.0.1.111
  • 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.

Source: Verizon

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Kathryn A. Mixon

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  • mcrad

    I made a good pick for my first smart phone i love this thong

  • Gabby

    Good post, thanks. After the update finished I played with my Lucid a bit to see what the changes were, but I did not see a difference - now I know.

  • Kellie

    I bought 2 lucids one for my daughter, myself. My phone has updated itself 2 or 3 times. Now i just got this latest update. My daughters phone hasnt updated not once! Weve reset it to factory and nothing. Verizon is no help. Is there anything we can do? Would appreciate your comments. Thank you :)

    • em

      Hit the menu button scroll all the way down to select about phone then select software update folloewed by check for updates