LG Thrill 4G AT&T

It's certainly been a while since we last heard from AT&T's LG Thrill 4G, with the last big piece of news concerning the device coming almost exactly one year ago when it was updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Many Thrill 4G owners may have given up hope of seeing any other major updates for their device due to the extended period of silence surrounding it, but it looks like this month is going to be another good March for anyone still rocking a Thrill 4G.

AT&T has revealed in an official support document it has teamed up with LG to offer an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Thrill 4G. Along with a bump from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0, users can expect to find LG's QuickMemo app that allows them to take a screenshot and then jot a note down on it, redesigned Gallery app and Photo Editor, new lock screen actions for jumping into an app without needing to unlock the phone and Quick Settings buttons in the notification shade for toggling things like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Sound. The full changelog provided by AT&T is as follows:

  • QuickMemo: Instantly capture any screen image on your phone, so you can add comments, drawings, humor&and share your personalized message with everyone.
  • Cheese Shutter:  Activate the Cheese Shutter camera setting and take photos or self-portraits simply by saying Cheese.
  • New Lock Screen Actions: Conveniently jump directly to a specific application without unlocking the homescreen.  
  • Home Screen Folder and Favorites Tray:  Group your apps and shortcuts logically by simply dragging one onto another.
  • Redesigned Gallery App & Photo Editor: Easier to manage, show, and share photos and videos than ever before.
  • Quick Setting Buttons: From the Notification Bar you can now set shortcuts to many features such as Bluetooth Toggle, Wi-Fi Toggle, Sound Toggle, Airplane Mode, and more.

LG Thrill 4G owners that are interested in jumping from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich (and really, which ones wouldn't be?) will need to install the LG Mobile Support Tool, which can be found right here. After backing up the phone's info, removing the microSD card and updating the necessary drivers on a PC, Thrill 4G owners can hook their handset up to their computer and get to unwrapping their new tasty treat. 

While it's kind of a bummer to hear that, like the Thrill 4G's Gingerbread update, the bump up to Ice Cream Sandwich requires LG's update software, the upgrade from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0 is likely going to be worth the effort that Thrill 4G folk will need to put forth. Not only will the update bring new goodies like lock screen actions and notification toggles, it'll also give users access to Android 4.0 apps like Google's Chrome browser. So if you or someone you know is still trucking along with the LG Thrill 4G, it might not be a bad idea to set aside some time to update as soon as possible. Just sayin'.

Via Android Police, AT&T

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