AT&T announced this morning that the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update for the LG Optimus G (our review) is live. Users can pull the update through their phone on WiFi and then move forward with their lives on the best version of Android to date. With 4.1, you’ll see enhanced notifications, an insanely fast UI thanks to Project Butter, and most importantly, Google Now.
Here are some of the details for the update:
The latest version of Android software, Jelly Bean makes your smartphone easier to use through several enhancements, including changes to the notification display that groups updates from the same application together, and allows you to expand or collapse notifications. Customers will also be able to view the full text of an SMS message and the full photo of a MMS in the notification window. The new Tasks app lets you sync your tasks in Outlook so you always have insight into those important to-do items.
Additionally, event notifications display more of the event description to let you quickly see relevant details without having to open the app. You can even snooze or dismiss an individual event from within the notification. To help customers better manage their data consumption, the Jelly Bean update adds a data usage calculator that allows you to set a limit on your data usage each month.
Harnessing the power of the Snapdragon™ S4 Pro 1.5GHz Quad-Core Processor, Jelly Bean is faster, smoother and more responsive with Android’s best performance yet.
To pull the update, head to Settings>General>About phone>Software Update>Update now.
One thing we thought was interesting from the press note, was a mention of Isis Mobile Wallet. While Verizon has been testing Isis in Austin and Salt Lake City for a few months, it doesn’t seem like AT&T has been as engaged with the app. Or maybe we’re just not paying close enough attention. Either way, the Optimus G will have Isis installed once the update to Jelly Bean has finished, which means mobile payments and local deals, accessible from your phone.
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