Months after the release of the LG Optimus G, Europeans are finally able to get their hands on it. There had been rumors
that the Optimus G would be available in Europe before
the end of Quarter 1, and these rumors held true. Better yet, the Optimus G
has been 'enhanced and improved' for its European debut. The big news is that the Optimus G now releases with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.This upgrade is just now being released to U.S. Optimus G owners on Sprint's 'Now Network'.
With the Jelly Bean
upgrade, the Optimus G receives all of the normal Google treats like Google Now and Project Butter, but LG has thrown in a few exclusives too. QSlide, for example, which allows users to use multiple applications at
once as transparent layers on top of each other is integrated into the UI. Other integrated exclusives include Safety
Care and Privacy Keeper. The LG Optimus G will go on sale in Sweden before the
end of the March, and will then be released to other European territories including
France, Germany and Italy. Despite being overshadowed by the
Nexus 4, the Optimus G is still an excellent smartphone. This is a great option if you are in the market for a new phone. With a 720p HD IPS display with multiple viewing angles and a Gorilla Glass 2 encased body, this is a beautiful piece of hardware. The upcoming Optimus G Pro will not be released in Europe so this is definitely a great alternative.