Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich may have launched last October, but we’re just now beginning to see a nice chunk of handsets receive the update. One of those handsets is the LG Nitro for AT&T, and you can expect the roll out to start on July 31st.
The LG Nitro is a solid handset and the Ice Cream Sandwich update will only make it better. At the moment, AT&T is selling the Nitro for a mere $49 on a new two-year contract, which is a great price for such a powerful handset.
The AT&T blog highlight some of the new features users can expect in the update.
• New lock screen actions let you conveniently jump directly to a specific application without unlocking the homescreen.
• The redesigned Gallery App & Photo Editor makes it easier to manage, show, and share photos and videos than ever before.
• An updated home screen folder and favorites tray that lets you group your apps and shortcuts logically by simply dragging one onto another.
• Enhanced multitasking capabilities let you instantly navigate from one task to another by leveraging a list in the System Bar that includes thumbnail images of all recently used apps. Just tap the thumbnail to resume using that app.
• Improved text input with an updated keyboard that supports faster text input and more accurate entries with better error correction and word suggestions.
• An app that helps you easily monitor your data usage.
• Face Unlock, a new screen-lock option that intelligently unlocks your device using facial recognition software.
In addition to Android 4.0, the Nitro will also receive the new Optimus 3.0 user interface that makes for a smoother experience across the board with many enhancements found throughout.
The LG Nitro isn’t the only handset that’s getting updates, though. Both the HTC One X and HTC Inspire will soon receive a performance update. The Inspire will get the bump to HTC Sense 3.0, along with AT&T’s Address book application, as well as a task manager.
We’d say it’s better late than never, but let’s hope it doesn’t take almost nine months for these handsets to get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.