LG Nitro HD owners, you’ve been blessed with Android 4.0

LG Nitro HD official shots

LG Nitro HD owners on AT&T, the wait for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is over. Well, almost–it’s over next week. Beginning on July 31, the smartphone owners will be given access to both Android 4.0 and LG’s Optimus 3.0 user interface.

While the upgrade won’t bring the LG Nitro HD completely up to date with the ever improving Android software, which currently sits at version 4.1 (Jelly Bean), it does still bring some major improvements. The most notable changes include things like new screen lock actions, a completely redesigned photo viewer and editor, a data usage monitor, and multitasking through the System Bar. Perhaps most intriguing is the Face Unlock feature that uses facial recognition to unlock your device. Not mentioned in the features list is the inevitable weird looks that people will give as you stare into your phone and wait for it to unlock for you.

If you’re one of the lucky ones that benefit from the impending update, head over to the site LG set up to walk you through the process. It features step-by-step instructions that will take you from preparation to installation when that fateful July day arrives. It’s worth noting that for the time being, the update can only be completed on a Windows machine. No word on when or if Mac support is on its way as well.

Hot on the heels of the LG Nitro HD update will be several others, including performance enhancement modifications to the HTC One X and HTC Inspire. Those are all planned for the next couple weeks.