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LG Optimus 2X getting updated to Android 4.0, but only in Korea

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LG Optimus 2X getting updated to Android 4.0, but only in Korea
It might have come as a surprise that LG had apparently decided to bypass the LG Optimus 2X when it came time to decide which models would be updated to Android 4.0. A tweet from LG Canada seemed to put the kibosh on Ice Cream Sandwich for the model. But the specs are there to enable the Korean manufacturer's first dual-core model to run the updated build of Android, which is why a new tweet from LG is so interesting. In the tweet, LG tells one owner of the device that the Android 4.0 update for the model hasn't been canceled, just merely held up in the testing process.

Getting ICS in Korea

Getting ICS in Korea

Looking more like the tweet from LG Canada was referring to the Canadian version of the handset only, a prior statement from LG back in May put a Q3 deadline on the update for the LG Optimus 2X which means that LG still has until the end of September to meet its original deadline. And while LG's tweet does indicate that the update is coming to the phone, the message refers to Korean units only. Still, the idea that the LG Optimus 2X will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich somewhere in the world has to give owners of the model elsewhere some hope that Android 4.0 will be coming to their device.

As far as the T-Mobile G2X is concerned, there is no indication that any change has been decided on and it would appear that the Stateside version of the LG Optimus 2X has finished its life with Android 2.3.4.

source: LG (in Korean) via GSMArena

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posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:45 7

1. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Superb hardware with lacklustre software. Yep that's LG.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:54 5

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

you lost your chance to prove yourself again LG. better luck next year when the S4 and Two X are fighting...

yup, i just called it a Two X, live with it.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 10:57 1

3. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

Only 3 comments within a whole hour of this post, that's LG (unfortunately)

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 11:09

4. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Hopefully the Optimus Black will get Android 4.0 too~

I've asked LG USA and LG Korea and they are saying they'll keep me updated about it and will post the update schedules soon :)

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 11:51

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

If the lg g2x can get ics in korea why cant the tmobile one get it? also why cant the Droid X2 get it they have the same hardware as far as ram and cpu? i want ics but i love my X2

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 12:22

6. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I rooted my g2x and installed EaglesBlood 4.0.4 on it. Best thing I ever did. I couldn't count on T-Mobile, and I know LG's horrible track record of refusing to support their American devices. I just got tired of waiting.

It took a LONG time to do my research and find kernels and roms that worked with the new March 2012 baseband, but after the devs updated their roms, I finally have ICS on a POS.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 12:45

10. abiug.gc (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

do you record/play HD videos?

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 15:21

11. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I haven't recorded or played any videos on my g2x in a long time. Most videos are recorded using my camcorder now and watched on a bigger screen.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 15:27

7. andreaodone89 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

Dear mr. Alan F.

I warn you that the source of the news "exclusive" is the following webpage:http://android.caotic.it/2012/08/lg-optimus-dual-laggiornamento-ad-ics-ci-sara-esclusivo-android-caotic-it/

Thank you,


posted on 13 Aug 2012, 22:46

8. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

Just like Galaxy S , Desire HD .. not keeping promises.
Atleast i got ICS

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 07:39

9. abiug.gc (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

I asked to LG MEXICO and they just told me "we're going to update any ics info on social networs"

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 11:27

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

you're still screwing lots of your consumers LG don't piss them off. you're suppose to update the the handset no matter what phone model it is if you only care bout sales don't bother putting a phone out that won't get the 4.0 update. cause people will stop buying you're phones.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 14:35 1

14. hameed1989 (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

Finally LG focus on something other than huge Cores

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