LG started updating some of its Google TV models on Friday, offering a long overdue upgrade from Android’s Honeycomb OS to 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to one unit. Android Police reports that while the update is a welcome change for anyone who bought one of the South Korean company’s Google TV devices, the transition hasn’t been particularly smooth so far.
LG Google TV owners are reporting that while the new upgrade offers improved support for mobile apps, the built-in Chrome browser has been switched from a full desktop version to mobile, meaning it no longer supports Flash video. Other missing apps include Crackle, Hulu and watchESPN, though users now have access to VUDU, one of the largest providers of HD movie content.
The update also brings some minor visual changes, including reorganized menus, but Android Police notes that the new UI shouldn’t be foreign to anyone who was previously using an LG Google TV. For now the update appears to be restricted to the GA6400, though the roll-out should continue throughout the rest of the month to other models.