LG is now globally distributing the long awaited Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its Optimus L9 smartphone which was introduced to European markets in Q2 of last year.

The update brings unlocked bootloader to the handset. This offering will help in the custom ROM development for the smartphone.

According to the latest reports, currently there is no official change-log available, but the update is expected to bring some performance based enhancements and features, which are listed below:

  • Project Butter to offer users a variety of graphical capabilities to use their smartphone in a new way.
  • Google Now to deliver the right info to users when desired at the right time.
  • Improved notifications to offer an expandable and more functional notification panel.
  • Better widgets as well as browser enhancements.

As usual, the update is being distributed gradually to the Optimus L9 owners, but it’s still unclear that whether the owners of dual-SIM Optimus L9 will also get this update or not. The 575MB update is available for download via LG Update Tool as well as Over-the-Air. Once the update is downloaded on your smartphone, then simply you have to install it. The installation process will take few minutes, which will disable your device in the meantime, but afterwards you can go ahead to experience the improvements on your device.

The update is currently available in 11 European countries including Baltic region, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Romania, Portugal, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and for the unlocked units in Europe. Right now, this software upgrade is not offered in the U.S., but, it seems that T-Mobile will roll out the update in the near future.

If you are also unable to upgrade your LG Optimus L9 and jump to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, then don’t worry, the update will arrive to your country or network provider soon.