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

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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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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13 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1903; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

2. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

3. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

4. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 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 :)

5. ghostkilla1388

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 11, 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

6. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

10. abiug.gc

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

do you record/play HD videos?

11. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

7. andreaodone89

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 13, 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, Andrea

8. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

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

9. abiug.gc

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

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.

14. hameed1989

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Finally LG focus on something other than huge Coreshttp://www.thegadgetcode.com/2012/09/android-ICS-LG-optimus.html

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