In terms of LTE coverage in US shores, Verizon is indisputably in the lead right now among the wireless providers in our side of the world. Hot on its trail is AT&T while Sprint hopes to get its network up and running later this year. In the case of Verizon, the wireless provider has a massive handset base of LTE-supporting smartphones and one of the more capable devices in its lineup is the LG Spectrum 4G.
Buy the LG Spectrum 4G starting at $19.
Sad to say, the handset comes from a manufacturer that has earned infamy for not being very timely when it comes to giving the handsets in its stable some update love. In fact, the LG Spectrum 4G is yet to receive the much-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich despite getting the confirmation as early as last year that the handset will also get upgraded to the latest version of the Android operating system.
Verizon for its part however has just rolled out a massive update to the handset but users of the LG Spectrum 4G are well-advised that this is not the Ice Cream Sandwich update that they have been waiting for. The VS920V6 update will crank up the software version of the LG Spectrum 4G to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and the details of the update can now be seen at the official support site of the wireless provider.
Though the update is still announced as “Coming Soon” on the said support site, users of the handset have reported that they are already the update by making use of the carrier’s PC-based Software Update Program so an OTA rollout can be expected to happen in the next couple of days. With this, you are well-advised to be on the lookout for the notification or just check for the update manually every so often.
Once the update has been applied to the handset, it will bring enhancements to the Calendar app of the LG Spectrum 4G, it will also make Google as the default search engine of the handset and will also crank up the version of Google apps on the devices such as Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube and Google Play. The update will also bring fixes to the email and web browser of the LG Spectrum 4G and install new widgets on your device. While waiting for the update to become available, let us get reacquainted with the LG Spectrum 4G by going through its specs sheet.
The LG Spectrum 4G is powered by a QualComm MSM8660 SnapDragon processor under the hood and a dual-core Scorpion processor running at 1.5 GHz works in conjunction with a full gigabyte of RAM to provide the computing power needed by the handset. The onboard storage of the LG Spectrum 4G is a bit measly at just 4GB but a 16GB microSD card is already preinstalled on the handset for purposes of memory expansion.
In terms of its display, the LG Spectrum 4G packs a massive 4.5-inch HD-IPS capacitive display powered by a True HD Graphic Engine and has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. As for its camera department, the LG Spectrum 4G comes with an 8MP shooter at its back panel while a 1.3MB webcam is housed in its front bezel. Buy the LG Spectrum 4G starting at $19.