We are pleased to announce that the Android Jellybean upgrade (software version LS970ZVB) for the LG Optimus G is now available. The upgrade includes a number of enhancements from native Google ICS OS and various user interface improvements from LG such as:
- Google Now gives you just the right information at just the right time. Open from the home screen or tap and hold on the menu button to get commute traffic before work, popular nearby places, your favorite team's current score, and more. When in Google Now, say "Google" to activate voice commands; i.e. "Send a message to Liz, what time should we meet up?"
- Notifications can be expanded to give more information. Using two fingers, pinch to open a notification such as a Gmail to view new email, or Music to get more controls.
- AccuWeather weather widget has been added.
- Tasks app and widget now helps you better organize your daily tasks.
Note: Actual network speeds depend on network availability, coverage levels, tasks, file characteristics, applications and other factors. Performance may be impacted by transmission limitations, terrain, in-building/in-vehicle use and capacity constraints.
From the Home Screen, tap Apps > Settings > scroll down and tap About phone
Tap Software information to view the current software version.
Fully charge the battery.
Save any important data before updating the software on your device. Any data not saved on a PC may be erased; i.e. contacts, images, etc. To backup your data, connect your phone to a PC via the USB cable. After connecting, select Mass storage mode on your phone. Copy personal folders to your PC, i.e. DCIM (photos, videos), Downloads, Music, etc.
You may also use LG Backup or download a third party backup solution using the Play store on your device.
Note: Calling and messaging functions are not available during the update process. The entire upgrade process varies depending on software package size and your internet connection speed.
When the update is available, a notification will display . Tap the notification to view the available software update.
Tap Restart & install. Your phone will restart and begin the update process.
When the upgrade is complete, your phone will restart.
If you have not been notified of an available software update, you can manually check if one is available.
From the Home Screen, tap Apps > Settings > System updates.
Tap Update LG software > Check now to manually check for a new update.