Today we’re hearing reports that the folks from LG have started the initial update rollout to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for their popular quad-core LG Optimus G flagship smartphone. Back in October LG announced it was coming soon, and today’s it has started to arrive for users in South Korea. With it arriving in some parts of the world, the US release can’t be too far behind.

The Optimus G launched in the US last year to great expectations with a new 4.7-inch HD display, quad-core power by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, and of course that 13 megapixel camera. For full details and information on the update it’s available from LG Mobile’s site. For now the update is rolling out for SK Telecom in South Korea only, but we’re expecting other regions will get the same treatment shortly.

The update brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the Optimus G. Which includes a better keyboard, enhanced and smoother performance, and of course Google Now voice actions. The expandable notifications will be a feature many will enjoy too. In the past LG’s been slow to updates and while many have beat them to Jelly Bean, this is certainly quicker than we expected and a step in the right direction for good ol LG.

As usual, the update is available over the air and will be arriving soon, or can be manually installed with the correct files from the LG Mobile link above. If you don’t want to wait for it over the air get the LG Mobile Support Tool and give the update a try today. As a reminder this is not for the US Optimus G, so don’t even try. We’ll update when we know more about the two US-based versions.

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[via PocketDroid]