LG Spectrum

LG Spectrum 2 set to receive Jelly Bean update soon

Today the folks from Verizon have just confirmed another one of their budget smartphones is set to receive an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The LG Spectrum 2, which was released back in October, was just approved for the OTA update. We can expect this little mid-range phone to see it arrive shortly from Verizon and LG.

LG Spectrum update detailed by Verizon Wireless

Verizon updated the LG Spectrum to Ice Cream Sandwich back in October and it looks like details for another software update have recently been posted. And while we would be happy to report this update was brining Jelly Bean, that is not the case. Of course, we are not all that certain any Spectrum users are expecting that anyway. Needless to say, this update still seem worthwhile and one that you will likely want to grab.

LG Spectrum 2 Review

Mid-range smartphones are a mixed bag -- most of them are decent, but at the end of the day, they usually still leave something to be desired. However, every once in a while, a mid-range device will come along that’s worthy of its accolades and has flagship specs at a budget price. The LG Spectrum 2, which is available now at Verizon for $99, seems to be one of those devices. It’s based off the LG Optimus LTE II that was released in Korea earlier this year. LG and Verizon made a few changes to the design and specs, and ended up spitting out the Spectrum 2 to US users. The phone sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip, 1GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch 720p HD IPS display, and even NFC and wireless charging capabilities -- not a bad combination of features, but we have to see if the handset can use them advantageously. Let’s find out what this thing is capable of.

LG VS930 spotted in the wild with Verizon branding

With the LG Spectrum officially in its final days, the way has been paved for the LG VS930 to make an appearance at Verizon. Not only has the company confirmed the existence of the VS930, but the new handset also has a lot in common with another LG phone, the Optimus LTE2. There are a few slight changes, however, and its possible release date might be a bit closer than you think.

Verizon may enable global roaming on LTE phones soon

Verizon's no stranger to global roaming, but thus far none of its 4G LTE devices have been graced with this feature. This, despite the fact that many users have been able to mod phones like the HTC Rezound for just that, and even enable rudimentary access to domestic GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile. Some candid photos of upcoming in-store materials show that Verizon is indeed planning to activate the latent GSM bands in the HTC Rezound, and probably other LTE phones, for international travel.

LG Spectrum set for major update – no ICS yet

Hey, Verizon, LG? When it comes to Android updates, there's only one thing enthusiasts want: Ice Cream Sandwich. That little mini-rant out of the way, LG's Verizon flagship Spectrum is getting an update to its Gingerbread software, rolling out as of now. If you're rocking the Verizon-branded version of the LG Optimus LTE, check your settings menu for an over-the-air update. Those who don't should get a pop-up notification sometime within the next week or so. Even if it isn't the frozen goodness that everyone wants, there's enough here to make it worth your while for a lengthy 127 megabyte download. In addition to the usual speed and stability improvements, a critical flaw in the WiFi scanning which caused numerous force-closes has been fixed. Other persistent problems like incorrect calendar notifications, a faster browser APK and smoother search. Of course, the pack-in software gets an overhaul as well. Apps like VZ Navigator (seriously, why does any carrier include a navigation app on an Android device?) NFL Mobile and Verizon Video all get manual updates. Still, the list of bug fixes should rule out any problems with Verizon and LG's bloatware. Have fun, Spectrum owners - and remember that LG should have an upgrade to ICS. Eventually. [timeline] [device id=2112] [via Droid-Life]
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