LG Optimus 4X HD, L7, and L9 to get Jelly Bean within months

We recently heard that the LG Optimus 4X HD is getting the Jelly Bean update in Q1 2013, but now the same source from Android.caotic.it has spotted LG Hong Kong publicly announcing that Jelly Bean for the 4X HD, L7, and L9 is coming in the first half of 2013.

LG Optimus L7, L9 and O4X HD

LG Optimus L7, L9 and O4X HD

Pardon our Chinese, but the translation goes roughly along these lines:

[Jelly Bean upgrade]
We are happy to announce that the following LG Optimus phones will get an upgrade of the operating system to Jelly Bean during the first half of this year! We will keep you informed!
1. P880 Optimus 4X
2. P705 Optimus L7
3. P765 Optimus L9

Unfortunately, the people behind the Facebook page had no information on other smartphones.

LG has a tendency of being a bit late with these schedules, so we’d guess this should better be taken as “this year” rather than anything else.

Source (in Chinese) | Via (in Italian)


Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to be announced on March 15

Samsung’s next generation Galaxy S flagship smartphone will be launched on March 15, according to a “trusted” insider, who has confirmed the arrival to SamMobile. Earlier, an internal raffle doc leak at a New Zealand retailer had suggested that the device might be available from April, but we can now expect the smartphone to hit the stores from the beginning of April.

We already know Samsung’s Unpacked event won’t happen at the MWC, but the company is expected to send the invites after the conclusion of the industry’s largest event.

Galaxy S4

Galaxy S4

Samsung’s 2013 flagship smartphone is rumored to sport a Super AMOLED display of FullHD resolution and a whopping 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, 8-core Mali-T658 GPUand 2 GB of RAM. A 13-megapixel rear camera with the ability to shoot 1080p full HD videos at 30 fps will be mounted at the back, while 2-megapixel front camera will take care of video-calls. The next Samsung flagship will reportedly be powered by Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.

It the rumors are to be trusted, the smartphone will be available in Europe first, with the whole Asian market is expected to follow by the end of April. Galaxy IV will make it to the shores of America, Australia and Africa by the end of Q2.

The report also confirms the model number of Galaxy S IV to be I9500 as well as its Black and White color options.