Whenever Verizon is about to roll out an update for any of the smartphones in its portfolio, the carrier posts the support documents for the said update in its official support site. This way, users of the handset slated to receive the update will already get an idea as to what goodies and treats are included in the said update. This is also a sort of an official announcement about the update and the rollout is expected to commence in just a couple of days’ time.
This seems to be the case for the LG Spectrum, one of the cheaper offerings in the Android portfolio of Big Red. As it stands, the details of an update headed to the handset in the coming days are now live in the official support site of the carrier so we already know what the enhancements it will bring to the device.
As expected, the specifics as to when this update will hit the airwaves hasn’t been nailed yet but given the fact that its details are already available, we are pretty sure that the update is already looming in the horizon and could drop any day now. Since the update will be rolled out via OTA, you can either wait for the notification that indicates that a software update is already available on your LG Spectrum handset OR you may opt to initiate the update process manually by going to Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for updates.
This particular update weighs in at approximately 73.1 MB and will crank up the software version of the LG Spectrum to VS920ZV8 once it is applied onto the device. While the update itself is not a game-changer, it still brings a notable basket of goodies and treats and these are as follows:
- Apps including Rhapsody, V CAST Apps, Verizon Video, V CAST, App Installer and Blockbuster have been removed
- Improved dialer performance to initiate a call
- User can take a picture while on a voice call
- Improved LG keyboard actions
- Added “All calls to voicemail” option so user can reject incoming calls
- Power button turns on LCD backlight while on a voice call
As for the LG Spectrum, the handset reached official status when it was announced in January of last year and the handset also hit the shelves of Big Red during the same month. Under the hood, the circuitry of the LG Spectrum is built around its QualComm MSM8660 SnapDragon chipset which comes with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor and a full gigabyte of RAM. The storage space onboard the handset is a bit meager at only 4GB but this can easily be expanded by making use of the LG Spectrum’s microSD card slot. Display-wise, the LG Spectrum sports a 4.5-inch HD-IPS LCD panel with a 1280 x 720 resolution while its camera department boasts of a rear 8MP shooter and a front 1.3MP snapper.