LG Optimus G (AT&T)
AT&T today announced that owners of the LG Optimus G can download and install the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean system update. Android 4.1 adds Google Now, Project Butter, and other enhancements. It can be installed over the air.
T-Mobile has confirmed that its Wi-Fi calling feature will not be supported on the LG Nexus 4, which goes on sale later this month. T-Mobile explained that the feature will be absent because the Nexus 4 is a pure Google device, and does not include carrier or manufacturer software. The Wi-Fi calling feature was developed by T-Mobile to allow customers who may not have a strong T-Mobile signal in their homes make phone calls through their home broadband network. The Nexus 4 is a variant of the LG Optimus G and will cost $199.99 when purchased with a contract through T-Mobile. It can also be purchased unlocked directly from Google for $299 (8GB) and $349 (16GB).
Carphone Warehouse, the largest cell phone distributor in the U.K., has listed a phone on its web site called the Nexus 4. According to Carphone Warehouse, the Nexus 4 has features similar to that of the LG Optimus G. It includes a 4.7-inch HD display, 8-megapixel camera, NFC, Snapdragon processor, and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Google has not announced or confirmed this device, though it has scheduled a media event for Monday, October 29.
Sprint today revealed launch plans for its variant of the LG Optimus G. Sprint will begin taking preorders for the Optimus G on November 1. The device will reach Sprint's web site and retail stores on November 11. It will cost $199.99 with a new contract. Sprint's version of the Optimus G has a 13-megapixel in addition to the quad-core processor, 4.7-inch display, and Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
AT&T today announced that its version of the LG Optimus G will be available starting November 2. It will cost $199.99 with a new contract. Preorders of the device start tomorrow, October 16. The Optimus G has a quad-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, and 4.7-inch display.
LG brought the Optimus G to New York City and Phone Scoop took it for a spin. Here are our initial thoughts on LG's latest flagship smartphone.