LG Optimus G 16GB Smartphone Review – AT&T 4G LTEWed, Nov 14, 2012 - 12:00 AM
LG Optimus G Software & OS
The LG Optimus G is currently running with Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), though LG does state that it will be rolling out an update to the latest 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) in the coming months. On top of the Ice Cream Sandwich OS, LG is running their UI 3.0 interface. The UI 3.0 interface isn’t new to the Optimus G and has been seen on several previous models.
Navigating through the apps on the LG Optimus G was quite easy and fluid. The LG Zerogap touch was very responsive to touch and we haven’t run into any issues with it, nor do we expect to.
The ‘About Phone’ doesn’t really show us anything about the LG Optimus G. Though id does lead us in the right direction. From here we can access the software update, network information, phone identity (for those of us who forget our number), software information, and a few other key pieces of information.
The software information page shows us the version of Android (4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich), Kernel version (3.0.21), as well as the Baseband version, Build number, and software version.
While I was tooling around with the LG Optimus G, I noticed that every time that I searched for something with the LG Optimus G I would receive the option to use the Android browser or Google.
Pulling down the menu we have the quick options available to us, these include QuickMemo, Vibrate (On/Off), WiFi (On/Off), Bluetooth (On/Off), NFC (Near Field Communication), GPS, as well as Airplane mode.
LG gives us a quick little guide to using QuickMemo. QuickMemo allows you to make notes on a photo, screen capture, or even on the home screen. It’s a pretty cool little app, that I could definitely see myself taking advantage of if I were holding onto the LG Optimus G.
Above you can see I was able to make a memo right on the screen.
LG QuickMemo also has a yellow scratch pad that you can use for your memos.