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.
Details coming from Verizon Wireless show this update as being software version VS920ZV8 and with a few “device enhancements and updates.” Basically, Verizon is changing and improving a few things — one of which includes removing some of the bloatware. Those with a Spectrum will notice that the following apps will be removed during the update process; Rhapsody, Blockbuster, V CAST Apps, V CAST App Installer and Verizon Video.
Some of the improvements include dialer performance while initiating a call and for LG keyboard actions. This update also added the ability to take a picture while on a voice call and added an “all calls to voicemail” option so the user can reject all incoming calls. After updating you will also be able to use the power button to turn the LCD backlight on during a voice call.
This LG Spectrum update will measure in at 73.1MB in size and according to Verizon, should take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes to download and then another 5 to 10 minutes to install. If you happen to have an LG Spectrum you now have two options to consider — sit back and wait for the update or take the pro-active approach and try to get it now. Those choosing the latter can navigate to Menu -> Settings -> About phone -> Software updates -> Check for Updates to get the process started.