Better late than never: Android 4.0 ICS arrives for the LG Optimus 2X at long last

Better late than never: Android 4.0 ICS arrives for the LG Optimus 2X at long last
The LG Optimus 2X was the first modern dual-core phone to hit retail, and its owners can be proud of it. What crippled their bragging rights so far, though, was the fact that LG took its sweet time with any Android update for the device.

Tons of ink were spilled on forums and Facebook posts demanding explanations and ETAs from LG, and apparently the company's had enough bashing about it, as the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is hitting the Optimus 2X in Europe as we speak, after already appearing for the Korean version.

The v30a firmware can be installed via LG's computer sync program, and allegedly includes the latest Optimus UI 3.0, which you may or may not be fond of, but the Android update is certainly a proof that great things come to those who wait... then wait some more.

source: XDA-Devs via GSMArena


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Optimus 2X
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 250 T20 (Harmony), Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.83h talk time)



1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

woo hoo. Now I can update my lil bro's phone to full ICS roms. Hell, maybe the camera drivers in this can be used to restore cameras to my LG-Gslate which has been running unnoficial 4.1 for quite some time. Since NVidia is being an ass about releasing drivers to companies (the reason many Nvidia based phones never got the 4.xx updates), they still need most of the blame.

2. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Once I wanted to buy a Lg Optimus 3D Max. They wanted 480USD. And that didn't and doesn't have ICS update. So, I dropped the Idea.

3. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

too late lg

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

the LG 2X gets a update 2X years after launch

4. peacekeeper05

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

LG is not the sole company to blame. A huge factor why it took them this long to update the phone is because of NVIDIA. The tegra 2 SOC I think is very hard to work on. And adding the fact that NVIDIA refused to help the community by letting the manufacturers release the source for their drivers.

10. evil_slayer

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

then tell me why optimus 3D users didn't get the official update yet?although the phone using TI OMAP 4 lg is the only one to blame buddy :(

15. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

The Moto Xoom with Tegra 2 already runs JB, months ago. Believe me, nvidia WANTS it to suceed.

5. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

LG used to be a "washing machine" company, not surprising though why they did this..

6. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

people, don't wait for the update for your LG devices, custom roms are everywhere and they are much better than LG's home-brewed OS. LG should start hiring freelance developers, especially from XDA.

7. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And they STILL beat HTC's Thunderbolt & DInc 2!!!

8. longboardluv

Posts: 21; Member since: May 21, 2012

Thunderbolt doesn't have ICS? holy s**t. I had the g2x and i dropped it back in July got a GS3. That phone had problems.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

LG are the very first in approaching and using latest techs, but then they are very behind updating there OS! Why don't they learn from HTC. SONY and SAMSUNG, also they should merge with Devs to support custom Roms! ™®©

12. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

My phone's official update is still not there -_- At least I'm already on CM10, and it's already JB :D

13. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

iI miss my phone. too bad I replaced it a year ago with the galaxy note 1. it was a decent phone. no issues with official software.

14. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wow! Took them long enough. So NVidia is to blame? Such a shame, the Optimus 2X had MANY of us thinking that LG would finally get some time in the lime light early last year as said, it was the 1st multicore Droid, and it all seemed so promising....until the GS2 arrived and absolutely tore every droid at the time apart, here we are over a year later and the S2 is now about to get 4.1.2 while the 2X is only getting 4.0 now, incredible. This could also explain why the Optimus 4X HD is still stuck on 4.0.4 without much word of 4.1, its also using a Tegra SoC, and it could explain why the One X has taken so long to get a much wider Android4.1 release to, this could be why LG want to start making their own SoCs, taking a note from Apple and Samsung's book, i hope Sony do the same so that they stop releasing phones on older Android versions.

16. molanjames

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

They make updates for Motorola phones, not Google. Google can't make updates for every phone in the world. I just hate that when people blame Google when their phone won't get an update.

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