LG Canada: no Ice Cream Sandwich for the Optimus 2X

LG Canada: no Ice Cream Sandwich for the Optimus 2X
Yes, an LG representative did say last year that the Optimus 2X was not going to be updated to Android 4.0. And yes, a few days later the company confirmed that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the first dual-core smartphone was still being tested, and LG of Singapore even recently stated that the smartphone should get the update in Q3 of 2012

Today, the limbo continues with a statement from LG Canada posted on Twitter: "The Optimus 2X will not be receiving the ICS upgrade. The original upgrade announcement was a general statement issued from HQ." 


But why? With its 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor and 512MB of RAM, the smartphone should be well capable of handling the platform. The recently announced Sony Xperia tipo, for example, has a far less capable 800MHz single-core processor, yet has Android 4.0 pre-installed.

Perhaps LG is just more focused on promoting its newer Android smartphones, some of which do come with Android 4.0 out of the box, instead of supporting its "legacy" devices, but that is just our guess. LG Optimus 2X owners, you might want to start researching what that CyanogenMod thing is all about.

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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)

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12 Comments

1. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I bet Optimus users are pissed Buggy software and no more updates ?

2. Tatperson

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Its Nvidia's fault. None of the Tegra 2 AP20H phones has received ICS as of yet. Probably due to Nvidia not releasing the drivers.

10. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yes, I remember reading about how devices with Tegra 2 are SoL since nVidia deems the platform dead and won't release any of the coding. Though LG has shown in the past that it won't update certain phones for whatever reason.

3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

I hope it's not the same with my phone....

4. Devfrost

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 24, 2012

the problem is phone that is not updated officially to ics don't have a fully working cyanogen mod 9 due to lack of driver.

8. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

They write their own drivers and the video camera is the only thing not working...so bitter sweet.

5. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Even if there's an ics update coming for lg phones, it'll take another one or two years to reach the phone. Htc, samsung, sony etc...almost completed updates and the the only news we hear from lg camp is that, this phone wont be updated, that phone wont be updated.

6. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

1 or 2 years? no need to exaggerate

7. mrbtree

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

this also applies to the optimus black which sucks because i've only had mine for 7 MONTHS

9. Vuthy unregistered

I think it's not Tegra 2 problem because Sony F800 Series players come in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB models and are all powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core processor and run on Android 4.0 (ICS).

11. Superpiff

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

Looks like this phone needs a petition started too

12. xiaopi

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

I'm extremely disappointed. This was their flagship less than a year before ICS was released. But that's old technology enough to forget about that phone, their money is made with that, why bother? How about keeping customers? We've been lured into new technology prowess (first dual core phone to hit the market) to then be left aside like if we had chosen the cheapest piece of hardware. I will make sure to follow articles on new LG phones and comment on how unreliable LG is with updates, to help new customers not to be fooled like I was. Being lazy should not be deemed profitable.

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