Better late than never: Android 4.0 ICS arrives for the LG Optimus 2X at long last
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 07, 2012, 7:59 AM
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.
- 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)
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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.
posted on Dec 07, 2012, 8:13 AM 4
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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.
posted on Dec 07, 2012, 8:36 AM 4
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And they STILL beat HTC's Thunderbolt & DInc 2!!!
posted on Dec 07, 2012, 9:20 AM 2
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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! ™®©
posted on Dec 07, 2012, 9:45 AM 1
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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.
posted on Dec 07, 2012, 3:54 PM 1
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