Asking for a friend. . . LG & Jelly Bean

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So my friend just bought a GS3 and he is totally in love with it, he use to own a GNex and was not to impressed. Now he is seeing all these LG Nexus leaks and then he saw this. He wants to know if LG actually comes out with timely updates (He knows the carriers play a huge role) - or if LG pretty much slacks. Lastly how is LG's hardware???

Asking for a friend. . .