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