Google TV has often been criticized for the fact that its software update release cycle is way too slow. While set-top boxes are still available, LG is in fact the only manufacturer right now that is selling television sets that have Google TV built-in. Today LG announced at Google I/O 2013 that it will begin rolling out Android Jelly Bean update in the third quarter of 2013. LG says in a press release that this update will enable customers to “enjoy more applications.” It will also have support for Android Native Development Kit. NDK compatibility means that the end users will be able to play bigger and better games on their HD television sets.
As far as other Google TV devices are concerned, there was no mention of a Jelly Bean update for them at I/O 2013. LG television models including G2, GA6400 and GA7900 are among the others that will be getting this update. The LG Google TV Jelly Bean update with its features and new UI will definitely be welcomed, seeing as how most units are still running on the outdated Honeycomb Android firmware.