Oppo’s ColorOS 2.0 Released For Find 7 And Find 7a – Download Now

Oppo has finally started rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat-based ColorOS 2.0 firmware for Find 7 and Find 7a. Now available to download and install on the Chinese manufacturer’s duo of top-end smartphones. The OS appeared in beta form for the Oppo Find 5 back in August, now with the new version of ColorOS brings a plethora of new features such as redesigned user interface, improved task manager, super power saving mode, memory cleaner, and much more.

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ColorOS 2.0 include minimalistic UI design, updated stock apps, Global Gesture Panel 2.0, and Super Power Saving mode. Wtach the Oppo’s Official walkthrough video below.

The complete change log for the latest Color OS 2.0:

  • Refined UI Design: The ColorOS 2.0 has inherited the UI design of ColorOS 1.0, by removing redundant elements from the 1.x icons the new design are more minimalistic and easier to recognize.
  • Global Gaussian Blur Effect: System wide Gaussian blur effect makes the whole system looks more beautiful and consistent in different interfaces, such as the notification center, folders, music now playing interface etc.
  • System Wide Animation: The ColorOS 2.0 is more energetic, with system wide transition animation the whole system comes alive, each operation seems so natural and fluid.
  • Live Weather 2.0: Added a new weather effect “Haze”, given sound effects for some effects and you may found more surprises when using the live weather 2.0.
  • Global Gesture Panel 2.0: The new gesture panel is now activated by slide up from the bottom of the screen. Each gesture you’ve used can be recorded and shown on top as a reminder.
  • Redesigned Task Manager: The new task manager design shows every task running in background as a card you can simply slide it up to close it or slide it down to lock it or tap the end all button to close them all (locked apps will not be closed).
  • Easy Crop for Screenshots: After you’ve taken a screenshot you can pull down the notification center to crop, share or delete it.
  • Single Layer Launcher: The changing from dual layer to single layer launcher is not simple a win/lose situation, both design has it’s own advantage and disadvantage. ColorOS decided to go with single layer design is just another step towards the purse of simplicity and perfection.
  • Super Power Saving: By reducing animation, underclocking the CPU or shutdown all applications except for calls and messages your phone can be under deep power saving mode so as increase the battery life as much as possible.
  • Memory Cleaner: Added “Memory Cleaner” in security center, which enables you to control and release memory more easily.

Notably, the update is not available over-the-air. Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a users have to manually boot up from the source link below. How to install, instructions are also made available in the link. If you are an Oppo Find 7 or Find 7a user and haven’t installed the new firmware yet, hit the download link below.

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Moto X Reportedly Coming To India On 19th March, Says Flipkart

Last month when Motorola launched its Moto G, said that the Moto X was headed to India and Australia within “next few weeks” and now, Flipkart has teased that it will be launching Moto X in India soon, exclusively. Being one of the best online retailer, tweeted that the Motorola flagship smartphone is almost there. Full details after this fold!

Flipkart, which exclusively launched the Motorola Moto G in India, has now confirmed that the ‘Moto X is coming soon’. According to the tweet, it also promises exciting launch day offers as well, similar to ones seen with the Moto G India launch in February 2014.

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The Moto X, officially launched in August last year and was the first Motorola smartphone after Google had acquired the company. Motorola Moto X purely focused on user experience, rather than competing in the specifications race. Running close to a stock Android OS, it however got the hardware and software difference. Although, Motorola has also offered a huge range od customizations for users to make their Moto X genuine (unique) and stand out in the crowd.

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As mentioned above about the customization of the Moto X via its website called Moto Maker. But unfortunatey, Flipkart confirmed in response to a query that users in India will not get a chance to customise their phone, and said the phone “will come with a fixed set of five colours & two wood variants.”

Backup on the specifications, the Moto X features a 4.7-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels with a pixel density of 312ppi. It is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor along with 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of inbuilt storage. It also sports a 10-megapixel rear camera accompanied by an LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. On the software front it was initially offered with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but is upgradable to 4.4 KitKat, which already received last year.

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Pricing of Moto X in India when compared to other nations around the globe. Launched in the US carrying a $579 (Rs. 35,000 approximately), but the price was recently slashed to $399 (Rs. 24,000 approximately). While a sub-Rs. 25,000 price tag in India would be ideal, it’s more likely that the phone will be priced around the Rs. 28,000 mark.

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LG Pad 8.3 Tablet Release Date In Korea Set For October 14th, Globally Available By This Year End!

The initial launch date for the new LG G Pad 8.3 will make its appearance in the Korean market on October 14th, the tablet which was announced by LG Electronics last month, now making its way to Korea on October 14. Homeland of the LG will be the first to experience the new 8.3 tablet, followed by several regions around the world by the end of the year.

LG has also mentioned that the tablet will go on sale online as weel as retails in shopping malls and other shops across the country starting next week. Those Korea residents will get the home court advantage as the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, expected to see the slate get released in 30 more countries before the end of 2013 year.

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About the features and abilities of LG G Pad 8.3 slate: The tablet offers an 8.3-inch IPS display with resolution of 1920 x 1200 which works out to a pixel density of 273 ppi. Powered by a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM and available in 16GB of built-in storage.

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Other specifications that include in the LG’s new G Pad 8.3 are contains a microSD card slot on board supports 64GB external storage and the tablet poses with a 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.3MP front-facing snapper for Skype calls. A 4600mAh battery powers the slate and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is pre-installed. Originally launched in September, LG G Pad 8.3 brings an impressive set of equations at the table, it’s purely based on Android tablet is available in black and white color variants.

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The LG G Pad 8.3 costs up to 550,000 won ($515 USD or £320) with the WiFi only version in Korea, however the pricing in other regions is unknown. Stay tuned for more to grab!

Download Plants Vs Zombies 2 For Android Right Now, Available On Droid Play Store!

Talking about serious gaming experience when portable gaming was a matter of only Game Boy and PlayStation Portable, and now the trend has changed with smartphones, be it an iOS and Android. No matter where you are, both the platforms and device running them back with solid enough hardware to give a chance delightful gaming joy, it’s said that those particular gaming titles on both platforms are more fancy than others, and Plants vs Zombies 2 is one of them. For iOS, PvZ 2 was released to the joy of users worldwide, but left Android users waiting. Full details after the break!

Good news last week comes with gifts and the new Plants vs. Zombies 2 was made available finally on Android only for users based in China. Now, it looks like, EA has officially brought it for every out there sporting an Android device.

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After a limited launch in China, Plants vs. Zombies 2 is now rolling out in Australia and New Zealand. The game serves the sequel to PopCap’s seriously demanded Plants vs. Zombies, a game that puts you in control of a variety of plants with unique firepower and abilities. Plants Vs. Zombies 2 comes with the sole aim of protecting your brain from being eaten by hordes of hungry zombies, each, in turn, with its own genuine attacking power. Although the game however spells hours and hours of fun, with a satisfactory mix actually using the brain that you’re trying to protect from them marching zombies.

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The sources close to EA had hinted (tipped) that the title would become available to users sometime in October, albeit with support for only a few top-end devices. Best to say about Plants vs. Zombies game can be played on HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia S and some older versions of Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000, all of these were able to run PvZ2 just great.

Alike the iOS version of the game, Plants vs. Zombies 2 for Android is also a free-to-play title with in-app purchases available to enhance your zombie blasting experience. Planning to get you hands on the game right now? Grab it from the source link below and all you’ll find is fun waiting inside with power ups and many more to play.

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(Download: Plants vs. Zombies 2 for Android on the Play Store)

Google X Phone Leaked With Specs In Detailed Set Of Images

Google in the past acquired Motorola Mobility with a $12.5 billion acquisition, which has yet to be bared with, but it’s fair to say that the Big G has yet to really utilize this most sizable purchase. The search giant starts to phase out Motorola’s solo efforts to launch devices that it had a hand in developing, not the boring cell phone, rather the future is all about “phones-plus”. Much speculation has pertained to a so called “X Phone,” perhaps accompanied by an “X Tablet” to match, but as yet, these reports have remained unknown.

Shots of the leaked X Phone envoloped in a squared-off case were uploaded by evleaks a couple of days ago, but the high-res images had already been leaked earlier this year interpreting the device in all its glory. The first such handset is the highly anticipated X Phone, which was actually pictured in a protective case on Thursday evening. While a set of detailed photos of leaked handset published previously may in fact have already revealed the X Phone, which could be ready to debut later this month.

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The leaked images by Tinhte and @Evleaks appear to be legitimate Motorola X prototypes according to the source. Tinhte.vn published a series of images of an unspecified Motorola device back in March, but the tech world was quick to dispel any notion that the device was indeed the elusive X Phone. Although, these latest evleaks shots suggest that in fact, that it actually was, and the device wasn’t as much “elusive” as thought.

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After seeing the photos, the X Phone is shaping up to be very sleek handset with a larger display that rarely reaches the edges of the device. The guys over at 9to5Google tout the X Phone as bearing a 4.7-inch display, and no other blog has specified any resolution, but one would presume Google would commission nothing less than 1080p for what is quite an anticipated handset. However, looking at the rear of the phone in these pictures, the handset doesn’t seem to have the same texture like the Samsung Galaxy S4, but seeing as the Google X Phone is tipped to come in over 20 colors and protective skins.

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The leaked X Phone specs reveals that the device also looks set to pack in a reasonable 32GB of storage capacity, 2 GB of RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, or maybe 4.3 if you’re lucky enough. Both volume and power buttons are on the right side. Headphones jack is on top center, charging port was on bottom center. Finally, the device doesn’t have implemented with an external SD card slot!

The phone will reportedly ship with protective skins available in 25 different colors. But that renmains unclear that, when exactly we’ll be seeing this X device hit the consumer market. Reports surfaced that it would be all that surprising if Google decided to announce it at this year’s I/O keynote, set to take place this month. (via: 9to5Google)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders Versus Previous Models In UK, Consumer Interest Floods

Over the last few days, if you have been online access to the web you are likely aware that Samsung introduced its new smartphone, the Galaxy S4, at a high-profile event in New York City. Just after in the United Kingdom, major retailer Phones4U has revealed that pre-orders of the new Galaxy S4 smartphone have gone sky high exceeding pre-registrations for previous models, an early sign that Samsung has managed to “woo” customers with its new device, at least in Britain.

Just in hours of Samsung’s announcement this past Thursday, Phone4U has satrted taking pre-order for the handset in order to recieve it just after it becomes available in late April of this year. Customers flooded just days after opening up for registrations, the retailer have received large orders than the previous model, according to Phones4U Chief Commercial Officer Scott Hooton:
The anticipation surrounding the next Samsung Galaxy device has been astounding and it has already received the most pre-registrations at Phones 4u of any other smartphone launch in 2013, as well as a 40% increase on pre-registrations for the Galaxy SIII in the first 48 hours.

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The survey report claims that the Samsung Galaxy S IV could easily outsell the Galaxy S III, in the flagship’s pre-order figures are anything to go by. When a survey conducted in the United Kingdom, 46% of smartphone owners are considering getting a new Samsung smartphone in the next year. Which is the big achievement for Samsung and Android as well. That has now no longer seen as a niche operating system for power users, not only solid, but reliable and widely used consumer operating system.

In the UK carriers, many have witnessed big demand for the new Galaxy smartphone, with the S4 which already generated 40 per cent more interest that its Galaxy S3 predecessor. With that an upgraded Samsung flagship will pack an eight-core Exynos 5 processor with 2GB of RAM, running the latest iteration of the Samsung TouchWiz UI.

Behind the scenes, the success of the Galaxy S4 was in part fuelled by the many consumer-friendly features that have been added; additionally, for much improved internal hardware, the Galaxy S4 is a consumer-focused released aimed at making the user experience more genetic as possible. The new phone includes six sensors, including for temperature and humidity, allowing developers to create apps that will be a lot more responsive to external factors. Talking about apps, many new ones have been added, such as S Translate, which alloows for instant translation of text and spoken words.

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With 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2MP front snapper, the Galaxy S4 comes with many gesture-based options, like Shout and Shot, Dual-camera video recording at 1080p HD format and many more… detailed here!

If you live in the United Kingdom, you can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S4 online now. However I have to wait till April retail store launch because I stay in India, to enjoy all the bells and whistles of Samsung’s newest smartphone. [Via Redmondpie]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs / Features, Release Date And Price Announced [Details]

Of the mark, the south Korean electronics is said to be anticipating sales of its new Galaxy S IV handsets to be as high as 10 million per month, today, Samsung Galaxy S IV is set to make its debut at a special event at Radio City Music Hall in New York, where the company will introduce its much awaited flagship smartphone, Galaxy S IV. Finally, Samsung has officially announced Galaxy S4 specifications, prices and release date.

For the welcome addition to the Samsung Galaxy range, just like the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S III, the Galaxy S IV features a rather plasticity looking polycarbonate case, added an aluminum surround which does adds a more premium look. Although a series of leaks have already revealed hardware thoroughly, design details, new specs and features of the Galaxy S IV are out of the pack.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch screen, with a resolution of 441ppi – a significant leap over the Galaxy S III’s 306ppi display and the iPhone 5’s 326ppi retina display, making it one of the highest resolution screens around, it’s fully HD Super AMOLED display. S IV’s rear plate has an almost glittery finish, like Google Nexus 4 which adds the fragment of a touch of class, and to be released with colors other than white and black.

Now that, Samsung has officially announced the much-teased Galaxy S4, featuring 4G LTE support, a 7.9mm-thick body, a 13-megapixel camera and dual-camera recording. The device also packed with new sensors, including infrared gestures, temperature and humidity. More specs:

  • Cat 3 100/50Mbps (downloads at 100 Mbps, uploads at 50Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi a b g n a c (HT80)
  • Bluteooth 4.0 IR LED (Remote Control) MHL 2.0
  • 13mp camera, 2mp front,
  • 2gb of LP DDR3 RAM
  • 16GB HD with 32, 64 and microSD
  • Battery: removable 2,600 mAh
  • Two models: black mist and white frost

Unlike the most existing new features, however, Samsung’s suite of user-tracking functions, including its new Smart Pause, Smart Scroll, and floating touch controls. The Galaxy S IV has unveiled, that uses its front-camera to detect when a user looks away from the video they’re watching and automatically pauses playback.

While the Smart Scroll, on the other side, allows users to scroll through pages by tilting the phone up and down. Floating touchg takes Samsung’s S Pen concept and applies it to your fingers, allowing you to point and hover over at item to view it. The Galaxy S IV has a built-in 13MP camera, which uses new camera functions Dual Shot, Eraser, Drama Shot, ans Sound & Shot.

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* Dual Shot allows you to capture images from both the front-facing and rear snappers simultaneously.

* Eraser captures multiple frames so that anyone can remove unwanted subjects.

* Drama Shot composites moving objects for action shots. Finally the Sound & Shot, which captures five seconds of images and audio before the capture button is pressed.

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Like Apple’s greeting cards service, Samsung has also developed its own photo album publishing service, which allows you to design a custom photo album directly from your phone that will be shipped to your home. More off, Galaxy S IV ships with S Translate, a backed-in realtime translator that supports 9 different languages, while S Voice Drive improves GPS driving capabilities.

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The new Galaxy S4 is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa processor, which was introduced at CES in January this year as the world’s first 8-core mobile CPU. Interestingly, the Samsung device comes with 2GB of RAM – double that of the iPhone 5 – and 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of on-board storage.

The Galaxy S IV will ship in April on 327 carriers in 155 countries in both 4G LTE and 3G versions. Sprint has confirmed that it will be offering the Galaxy S IV.

First Photos Of Purported Galaxy S4 Leaked As Release Date Dawn Closer [IMAGES]

Few days left for the Samsung’s exclusive “Unpacked” event in New York City, in which the Korean company is purely expected to release its flagship Galaxy S IV device. Got some unclaimed news of what actually Samsung has up in shelves in terms of specifications, but there are still some conflicting reports pertaining to quite a few of the details, and with this new new leak of a handset originating from China aims to beam on a little more light on proceedings.

By adding the fragment of the Galaxy S II, the device is said to be a test version of a dual-SIM Galaxy S IV for China Unicom, and with accompanying benchmarks toutings a quad-core clocked at 1.8GHz processor and 1080p display, obviously bears the hallmarks of a release as significant as the fourth Galaxy S handset arrival.

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With the pictures, if accurate, confirm several of the widespread rumors about the forthcoming S IV phones specs, particularly the upgrade to a gorgeous 5-inch screen. The handset, dubbed ‘GT-I9502’, is apparently customized for Chinese carrier Unicom, speculated to have ‘Universal5410’  1.8GHz CPU, 2G of RAM and a PowerVR SGX 544MP graphics processor.

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Now that it’s not clear about what S IV will eventually take on. Despite the slick, aluminum uni-bodied HTC One, the notion is that Samsung will stick with the plastic, but whereas the leak looks pretty much like a Galaxy Note II (upgraded), recent case have also suggested a more squared-off Galaxy S II-like design.

Not yet confirmed, whether the actual Galaxy S IV will pop-up on a random Chinese forums before Samsung’s official announcement. However, in the past nor in the present, Samsung never kept any secret iterations regarding upcoming devices, it has now restored to an altogether more secretive approach. But would suspect only a select few have had a chance to see the S IV at this point in time.

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According to Antutu, the remaining specs also seems to fit in with what we’ve seeing of late. Android 4.2.1, 2G RAM and also an 13-megapixel camera are also listed. Aside the screen-size upgrade, the leaked photos of Galaxy S IV shows up a mobile that is broadly similar to the last-generation Galaxy Note, complete with oblong home button.

The leaked Samsung’s highly-anticipated handset the Galaxy S IV patented an “eye tracking” system, which allows users to automatically scroll through webpages by simply casting their eyes across the 5″ display.

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Get more information on Thursday, and Vsszone will have full round-up of the events in New York City, so stay tuned to our best coverage! (Via: DailyMail)

Sony Xperia Z Smartphone Launching With Razor Sharp And Super Bright 5-inch Display

This could be the best handset produced by Sony, which went into this year’s CES event to shake things up, by revealing Xperia Z and ZL. The Japanese phone maker Sony has unveiled its flagship smartphone – Xperia Z in Delhi on Wednesday. By introducing it, Sony aims to triple Xperia sales to Rs.3,500 crore by 2013. While the Sony’s Xperia Z is priced at Rs.38,990, and will be available in the market from March 12th 2013 onwards.

This feature packed smartphone is unique as it is purely water-and-dust-resistant, Xperia Z operates on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform and has a 13-megapixel fast-capture Cyber-shot camera – Sony’s own Exmor RS branding, while a 2-megapixel Exmor R camera is above the display for video calls and those self portraits folks love to shoot for friends on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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It is great to hear about the snapper, becuase now a days every smartphone manufacturer is pointing the same 13MP camera, first rumored for the Samsung’s next-flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone and then on LG’s Optimus and HTC’s One and now on Sony Xperia Z.

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Additionally, the Xperia Z handset has a powerful 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 48GB more. Interesting about the new Xperia Z would be another feature, and that is the availability of ‘small apps’, apps that appear on top of the screen and can be moved around and re-sized.

While the company’s refocused attention to the mobile, gaming and imaging. The Xperia ushers in a new design language known as omnibalance, which is a representation of 90-degree angles, even weight distribution, and flat glossy sides.

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The Sony Xperia Z showcases two killer features that both live on the hardware side: a 5-inch 1080p display and dust-water proof resistant. Sony’s Xperia Z has a slim body measuring a mere 7.9mm (0.31 inch) and weighing in at 146g (5.15 ounces). Inside the new Sony is support for the UK’s hexaband LTE (1/3/5/7/8/20) and triband HSPA, along with quadband GSM/EDGE. Also rounding out the list is WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS/GLONASS, NFC, WiFi Miracast support, a microUSB 2.0 port with MHL/HDMI support, and a microSD card slot.

The Xperia Z comes preloaded with all of Google’s core apps, including Chrome, Play Store, YouTube, Maps, Messenger, Google+, Search, Talk, Play Movies & TV, Play Books, Play Magazines, and Local. However, Sony added its own special apps such as Movie Studio, TrackID, PlayNow, Office Suite, Sony Car, Wisepilot for XPERIA, Update Center, WALKMAN, Notes, and Socialife.

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Sony also includes a Media Remote app for those who own a Sony smart TV, as this allows users to have control of the TV through the phone. The Xperia Z is one of the best devices out right now, and most people in the U.S. know nothing about its existence. Indian’s are ready to taste the experience of Sony’s new Xperia Z on March 12th.

LG Optimus G For Sprint Updated To Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean – Download OTA Now!

It looks like the HTC’s One X on AT&T and the OG RAZR Verizon has got a neigbour today, as Sprint has also announced it will be pushing out an update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for their LG Optimus G.

The usual set of improvements such as Google Now, Chrome replaces the default Android Browser in this 4.1.2 JB release, and users will also find improved voice search and a new camera app and more.

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The Sprint’s LG Optimus G is an important device for a couple main reasons, in that the biggest is that it mostly helped LG land the deal with Google to create the Nexus 4, which obviously brought the company back onto the good side of US consumers. All in all the update will bring everything that we already know and love about 4.1 to the device, like – expandable notifications, as mentioned above the Google Now.

Additionally, users of alternative launchers will be glad to know that system widgets can be now be installed without any rooting access. The owner of Optimus G on Sprint’s smartphone list that made the leap into the world of Jelly Bean, then go, grab the OTA update today.