LG Optimus Black not getting Ice Cream Sandwich update either
And the LG Optimus Black is the latest smartphone on the list of devices that will not get updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, despite previous promises of that happening at some point in the future. Word comes straight from the Twitter page of LG Canada. For some reason, the tweet has been deleted, yet we still have a screenshot of it as proof.
Actually, we aren't all that surprised that the LG Optimus Black will not get an official update to Android 4.0. That's because the LG Optimus 2X, which used to be the company's flagship smartphone last year, won't be updated either, even though its hardware should be capable of handling the platform without much trouble. LG has yet to clarify what made it cancel the software updates for these two smartphones, but our guess is that the company is trying to push its newer ICS devices, instead of updating older ones.
So yeah, LG Optimus Black owners will be stuck with Gingerbread, it seems. Perhaps, the more adventurous ones can try finding a working aftermarket ROM on the internet, as long as voiding the device's warranty is not an issue.
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source: LG Canada (Twitter) via The Mobile Indian