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No Android 4.0 update for LG Optimus 2X says tweet from LG Canada

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No Android 4.0 update for LG Optimus 2X says tweet from LG Canada
While the American version of the LG Optimus 2X., known as the T-Mobile G2X, had been discontinued in January it still received an update to Android 2.3.4 in April. And that will be the end of the line for the handset which at one time epitomized the latest and fastest of the new breed of dual-core smartphones. Prior to its launch, when a video showed the LG Optimus 2X kicking the mobile Safari browser on the Apple iPhone 4 twice, it generated a buzz that hadn't been seen over an LG phone since the LG Voyager.

No ICS for you says LG Canada about the LG Optimus 2X

No ICS for you says LG Canada about the LG Optimus 2X

Hopes were high for one of the first dual-core handsets, but soon the device was removed from T-Mobile's line-up. Why? The carrier claimed it was just heavy demand, but it was a bad sign for the future of the device. Soon, the dual-core processor became standard equipment on smartphones and quad-core handsets started to be the new cutting edge models.While the T-Mobile G2X had ridden off into the sunset with Android 2.3.4, there was still some hope that an Ice Cream Sandwich update would somehow be released for both the U.S. and overseas variants.

But LG Canada put a kibosh on that way of thinking after responding to a tweet asking if the model was getting the Android 4.0 update. The message from LG Canada, which seemed to reference a previous statement made about an ICS update for the phone, made it clear that there will be no Android 4.0 update for the LG Optimus 2X. We imagine that this will also cover the T-Mobile G2X as well.  The phone originally launched with Android 2.2 Froyo and will apparently end life with Android 2.3.4.

source: TheVerge via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 30 Jul 2012, 19:05 1

1. DocOaK17 (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


And also no Sony Ericson phone is getting jb. And optimus lte gets ics today.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 21:43 1

5. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


well atleast most sony ericsson devices have atleast ics. jelly bean isn't that big of an update.

optimus 2x isn't even getting ics
xperia arc is single core and it is getting ics, while tegra 2 doesn't.

the mayans were right. its the end of the world

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 19:38 3

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Oh great... Even dual core can't get ics... Bravo...

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 20:24 6

3. paulyyd (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


Lol this is why android needs a reality check. I would be pretty pissed if my phone thats not even a year old can't get an update. Too bad my iPhone thats two years old is getting the next software update

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 21:41 2

4. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


even though its not a complete update, but an update is still an update.

LG sucks. ITS A FCKIN DUAL CORE DEVICE!.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:23

12. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


i have heard roumors that it dose not have enough ram to run ics(i have a droid x2 which has the same tegra 2 and 512mb ram) but ive seen cm9 ics on my phone run pretty good just needs the bugs worked out of it. in my opinion if we could some how put another 512mb ram to total 1gb then it would run faster in general to me. I love my dual core but the ram is just not enough out of 345mb i have in the running serves i only have 105mb free right now(i usualy have about 30-60mb free.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 21:43

6. JC557 (Posts: 707; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Looking at the specs I'm guessing it's mostly due to it having a Tegra 2 which nVidia said was EOL and will not be supported or drivers released. Such a shame and has turned me off from any Tegra based platform.

LG really should rethink their decision and commit some resources to ke3ping this phone up to date. Google should also keep some pressure on these OEMs as ICS and JB brings some nice security and performance improvements.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 21:52 1

8. wendygarett (unregistered)


actually sony tablets is using tegra 2 and has updated to ICS, meanwhile nexus 7 is using tegra 3 with jellybean, I dont think its tegra fault for this...

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 22:17 4

9. achangavi (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


wrong....

all android ics tablets which run on tegra 2, have the T20, which has full support for hardware acceleration and ics libs, because they were designed with honeycomb in mind (which also supported hardware acceleration), the tegra 2 found in the optimus 2x, and other smartphones is the AP20H, which uses different libs (but same specs), and that never got supported by ics officially. the tegra 3 was designed with ics in mind, and ics uses the same libs as jelly bean, so that's not a problem (for now)

Nvidia has a terrible reputation for it's closed system, only licensing libs and drivers to OEM's and not third-party developers, seriously hindering further development. This makes ics and jb almost impossible to port fully, unless there is an official update, and in this case LG didn't deliver. it's this exact reason why I went nexus, and i'm not looking back. such a great chipset and NVidia and LG had to ruin everything

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 21:46 2

7. networkdood (Posts: 5619; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


X....D....A

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 00:58

10. yowanvista (Posts: 277; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


And this is how they treat their flagship device. The first dual core device isn't updated to ICS/JB official.. That was to be expected from LG.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 03:41 1

11. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


no offense PA, but i saw this news on gsmarena last week.. -.-

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 22:28

13. khamikaze (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Well, I asked the question for LG USA about the G2x: they said the G2x is also out of the game, "but future LG devices will have newer Android versions"...

I hope they also find future/returning customers for their future devices...

Sources:

LG G2x/Optimus2X and Charlie Brown are buddies in the Great Pumpkin Halloween

http://
support.lgforum.com
/lg/topics/g2x_owners_reply_if_you_want_android_4_​0_ics_for_our_g2xs?utm_content=reply_link&utm_medi​um=email&utm_source=reply_notification#reply_96108​21

http://
www.engadget.com
/updates/which-devices-will-get-ice-cream-sandwich​/

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 04:05

14. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


when e G2x was removed from tmobile's line up, it was kinda an accepted fact that it wont be getting ICS

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