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.