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Verizon Approves LG Spectrum Update – Removes Bloat and Brings Other Minor Enhancements

Spectrum Update

Moments ago, a somewhat minor update was approved for the LG Spectrum on Verizon to build VS920ZV8. This is the first official update since it received Ice Cream Sandwich last October. Verizon appears to be removing some of the bloat on the device like Rhapsody and V Cast Apps (which is dead), while also improving dialer performance and updating keyboard actions. 

Typically, when these documents go live, the update starts to roll out within a matter of days. Be sure to let us know when you receive it!

Via: Verizon

  • Tab

    I got the update last night. V Cast apps were removed, but Rhapsody is still there and the phone says it can’t be uninstalled. Fail!

  • bbqbob

    Just received 4.0.4 and update was very smooth, no problems at all. Just starting to use but seems to work well and think i will like it.

  • Just got it. Nothing special. No differences because I use Apex Launcher to hide bloat from my app drawer.

  • Brock

    Got the update today

  • Redneck

    Downloading now, will keep you posted

  • TwiggLe

    Meh what about the Spectrum 2.

  • Rick

    In Midland MI – no OTA, but available via the VZW “Software Upgrade Assistant”

  • sith77

    big red is on a ROLL with these updates for their android devices . bout time . now what about the 4 nexus updates that are behind

  • Alright who hacked the Verizon site?!

  • chris125

    Damn Verizon throwing out updates left and right. Isn’t the latest but still better than nothing

    • Trevor

      Maybe the Nexus will even get an update? I lawled a little bit just typing that.

      • chris125

        Only after every other Verizon phone gets one. They hate the nexus since they can’t bloat it up.

  • Verizon

    Is it opposite day again?

  • Steven Benner

    Verizon has been… oddly active with updates lately. Except for the… y’know.

    • Trevor


  • MikeCiggy

    So either Verizon is understanding no one wants bloatware ORR the payment for installing that bloatware has expired so Verizon removes it.

  • Jake

    VERIZON…UPDATING…REMOVING BLOATWARE?! Is this a prank? Because those things do not go together.

    • Thomas

      No prank here, the prank is on the Gnex folks. 4 updates behind.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Anyone on tis site that currently has a Spectrum raise your hand…. and Tim will proceed with the BANNING

    • PhoenixPath

      Bring it.

      Been using my Spectrum in place of the G’Nex I bought on launch day which utterly failed to impress as, ya know…a phone.

      Don’t get me wrong, the VZW “Nexus” a great gadget for flashing Roms….it just really sucks at anything that requires a halfway decent radio signal.

      I am running CM10.1 on both devices. They both run it great, but the Spectrum actually works *as a phone*.

      (Thanks, tdm!)

      • LionStone

        LG’s radios are actually pretty good

        • PhoenixPath

          That was kinda my entire point, at least in comparison to the radios on the VZW “Nexus”.

          • LionStone

            Yep, I concur.

      • xIdkwtS

        tdm has been a god in developing for this device 😀

        • PhoenixPath

          …and now Official CM 10.1 support is only a matter of time.

          When he got GPS working yesterday, that was it. My Galaxy Nexus is officially retired. Permanently. (Barring some bizarro reality where VZW releases an update that fixes the radio/signal issues)

  • Radgatt

    An update that removes bloatware? Did I read that right??

    • Remove one set of bloatware, just to add a new set of bloatware

      • Radgatt

        You’re probably right lol

        • michael arazan

          over a week ago, all the verizon apps were gone from the playstore except for 6 for a period of 12-24 hrs, then back in the playstore the next day, wonder if this has something to do with it.

    • Lucky Armpit

      Lol, that’s exactly what I was thinking when I read that. Any time Verizon wants to push an update to my Razr Maxx to REMOVE bloat, have at it boys.

  • SirSoloDolo

    Remove bloatware? THIS IS MUTINY!