Launched only two and a half months back and looking sizzling hot on the outside, the Pantech Perception smartphone didn’t exactly sell like hotcakes as it had a couple of really nasty flaws. It was kind of expensive, going for $100 with Verizon contracts while not rocking top-notch specs, and it ran the dated 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android.
Notice the past tense there? Well, that’s because Pantech and Big Red have ironed out both those kinks, making the Perception a real steal. The 4.8-incher is now available for free with 24-month carrier agreements and, in just a matter of days (or hours, if you’re lucky), will be powered by smooth and buttery Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The 4.1.2 update hasn’t been made official yet, but according to several reports floating around the web, it’s rolling out to Perception owners OTA (over-the-air) as we speak. If you have a Perception on you right now, that means all you have to do is kick back, relax and wait for the JB goodies to come to you.
These are reportedly wrapped in a tasty package weighing in at around 420 MB, so before anything be sure to have your battery above the 50% mark and enough storage space to go around. Ready, set, here come Project Butter, Google Now and all the performance enhancements you’ve dreamed of.
Via [Phone Arena]