As of the moment, the latest version of the Google mobile operating system is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which was unveiled at the recent Google I/O. Being a Google developer device, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus already got a taste of Jelly Bean while other manufacturers such as HTC and ASUS already came out as early as now and confirmed that the Jelly Bean update will land in some of their respective devices. This is good news for the concerned devices but it is sad to see some very capable handsets still stuck in the Gingerbread generation and still waiting to get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
One such device is the LG Nitro HD released by AT&T in US shores. The handset reached official status when it was announced last November of 2011 while it hit AT&T shelves a month later. Since then, users of the handset have been putting up with the fact that despite the impressive components and capabilities of the handset, it still runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread for its operating system while other less capable smartphones have already gotten their taste of Ice Cream Sandwich.
Last week however, AT&T broke the news that users of the LG Nitro HD are about to get treated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. That’s right folks, the ICS update is about to land on the handset come July 31 so the months of waiting for the update that users of the handset had to endure is about to come to an end.
July 31 is just a couple of days from now but if you happen to be one impatient user of the handset and can’t wait for the official ICS update to land on your LG Nitro HD, a leaked ICS ROM for the handset has just surfaced and is said to be the official final build of the update. Since this is just a leaked build, you will need to make use of the LG Windows Suite to get it flashed on your handset. This is the part however that we caution you about tinkering your device and the risks involved in doing so. If you are the brave and adventurous type, you can go ahead and throw caution to the wind and start flashing.
As for the LG Nitro HD, the handset relies on its QualComm APQ8060 SnapDragon chipset to power its operation. This SoC brings to the table a dual-core Scorpion processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and a full gigabyte of RAM to deliver the computing power that the handset requires. For its storage space, the LG Nitro HD comes with a meager 4GB of onboard storage but since this is still expandable, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue. As for its display, the LG Nitro HD sports a 4.5-inch AH-IPC LCD panel with a 1280 x 720 resolution while its camera department is composed of a rear 8MP shooter capable of recording 1080p clips and a front video call camera. The LG Nitro HD is currently available starting at $49 at select retailers.