LG Google TVs being updated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean!
The future of Google TV is uncertain. Rumors say it will become Android TV, but so far all we can say is the platform is definitely slowing down. A promise is a promise, though, and LG seems to be keeping theirs! The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update is now rolling out to some LG Google TVs!
For now only a few of the newer models (GA64000) have been getting the update, but it should be coming to other LG Google TV users very soon. The guys from Android Police managed to get images of the update, so this should be pretty legit. Let’s take a look and go over what this update brings.
The update leaves Android 3.2 Honeycomb behind, replacing it with the modern Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. This will surely bring performance improvements, which are much needed. In addition, it will improve app compatibility with Google TV. This doesn’t come without some down-sides, though.
The new update comes with the Android version of the Chrome browser, which lost Flash compatibility long ago. It’s sad will definitely bring some inconveniences, but things will get better as other technologies are adopted. HTML 5 and app development might get better (especially after the rumored re-branding).
Google TV should also be getting Cast support soon, though. Chromecast is very popular and we are sure all the big guys will support it. At the very least, you will get indirect support – in lack of official apps.
So, keep checking for updates and let us know if you have gotten yours yet! How is it treating you?