LG Optimus 2X Android Ice Cream Sandwich update officially confirmed

News Richard Goodwin 10:38, 3 Nov 2011

LG has taken to Facebook to officially confirm that the LG Optimus 2X will be getting updated to Android Ice Cream Sandwich — now all we need is a release date

LG has officially confirmed the LG Optimus 2X will be getting updated to Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

That means LG’s long-suffering Optimus 2X will finally be getting a software update for the first time since the handset launched. And if you’re not a Optimus 2X user, please spare them a thought – the handset, although dual-core powered, has been stuck on Android 2.2 since it launched nearly 10 months ago.

Here’s the official statement via LG’s Facebook page:

‘LG firmly denies the rumours that claim LG will not be providing the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS update for the LG Optimus 2X. These rumours are NOT true. LG is currently in the process of planning the ICSOS update for the LG Optimus 2X as well as other LG high-end smartphones. Detailed information on the ICS OS update schedule for specific models will be announced, once the ICS OS is publicly released by Google. Please stay tuned for more updates from LG.’

So, it’s not just the LG Optimus 2X that’s getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), ‘other LG high-end smartphones’ are too – but which? We reckon it’s the LG Optimus 3D and possibly the LG Optimus Black.

But is LG skipping the Gingerbread update for the Optimus 2X and going straight to ICS? It certainly sounds like it is, but that’s not happening, unfortunately. LG has said that a Gingerbread update for the Optimus 2X will be rolling out at the beginning of next week – that’s the first software update for the company’s ‘flagship’ handset since it launched, by the way.

This means that users have been forced to wait almost a year with nothing, then two updates are coming in as many months – when it rains it pours.

Guess some one has been doing some ass kicking at LG. Lets just hope the company stays on top of its updating commitments in 2012.

Sponsored Links