LG Optimus 2X not getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

LG Optimus 2X not getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
The LG Optimus 2X is not going to get updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, LG has confirmed via its Facebook page. 
Now, that’s not a huge surprise - LG hasn’t even brought Android 2.3 Gingerbread to their dual-core Optimus 2X. It’s interesting to see, though, what’s the reasoning behind such decision from LG as Samsung in contrast has said that all previous devices with enough horsepower should be compatible with the 4.0 update. 

The LG Optimus 2X was the very first handset to arrive with a dual-core processor, and it’s a bit more affordable than the rest of the dual-core crowd. At the same time, it offers top-notch specs, so it’s really a pity it won’t get Android’s latest version.

source: LG via SoMobile

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Optimus 2X
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 250 T20 (Harmony), 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0

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58 Comments

57. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

Hey PA, I've read recently (can't remember if it was at Mobile Syrup or Engadget) but it seems LG has had a change of heart and are working on bringing ICS to the O2x. Seems the public outcry of LG users got to them. I'll look up the source. Hopefully this means that the O3D will at least get Gingerbread, if not ICS, since that one has an OMAP (same basic SoC as the GN albeit slightly older)

58. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

Crap, someone beat me to the punch. Ah well, take this as a second confirmation that LG is bringing ICS to the O2X. Keep hope guys, would hate to see the first dual core phone left behind in the most important Android update. Source:http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_optimus_2x_will_not_be_getting_a_taste_of_ice_cream_sandwich-news-3328.php and read the update.

55. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

if this is true, it is really disappointing.. i hope they will update the Optimus 3D to ICS. btw, on GSMarena, someone commented on the article (about O2x not getting ICS), he posted a link to a LG Facebook page. it was after this comment made by LG. this ''confirmation'' by LG was done on 17 Oct, however tt link shows 23 Oct and it says '' Hey Rahul, We do have a plan to update Ice Cream Sandwich.Now we are working on it! When the date is set we will let you know through Facebook! Please check our wall regularly! Cheers'' here's da link:http://www.facebook.com/LGMobile/posts/298000743544586

56. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

THIS CALLS FOR AN UPDATE! o: great find guy.

52. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just glad I don't buy LG phones. They never support their hardware for update software. It kinda sucks for all the LG owners that have the 2X won't get ICS. I just hope my Atrix gets it

49. Carlitos

Posts: 707; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I thought the the Atrix was the first Dual -Core phone, or was it just here in the U.S.

50. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it was the first one availiable in the States.

48. pkingduck

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Should I get AT&T galaxy s 2 or galaxy nexus? And will nexus ever be available to AT&T customers on contract?

51. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You should at least wait till Nexus is available for AT&T. I would love the SII but since NEXUS will be on all carriers. But as for me I'm waiting next year for the SIII always wait for better hardware.

53. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

They will both be in stores this time around. As far as which, its your preference. The SGS2 has better hardware in every category except screen. The nexus comes with ICS and the better screen.

54. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the only thing with AT&T's variant of the Galaxy S II is it uses AT&T's HSPA+ network which is lacking quite sadly and it's clear that AT&T's attention is on broadening their LTE network with no considerable plans for their HSPA+ network in the future. it's not future proof in a very important aspect and i'd say to wait and see what AT&T has in store for the holidays.

42. ParaSky100

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

LG are turning into the new Sony Ericsson with this poor support for their phones. Good thing I'm going for a Xperia Arc S soon, seeing as it will have ICS.

38. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

thank goodness the developer community is more reliable than the phone industry. i cant wait for CM9 xD.

35. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

This is a mid boggling decision from LG, are they about to exit the smartphone business or something? They released a beast of a phone but hamper it with muddy UI over Android, then of course get it muddied some more with carrier useless crap. LG really needs to rethink this, even if your phones are on the decline in popularity to hasten it's downfall by basically ditching one of your bests smartphone designs in a long time. I hate the fact that Verizon decided to Bing the crap out of that LG X2, dude don't tell me what search provider to use, that is my choice. Sorry LG 2X owners guess it will be XDA for you guys.

29. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Ugh, WTF?! Having a UI requires a team to put it together and maintain it. That costs a company money. Does LG not realize how many people would take a stock ICS Android? That's increased sales without the cost of the UI! Poorly done LG. Poorly done.

32. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And with ICS coming, LG could swoop in with their HD IPS screens and give us a great looking stock experience... if they aren't too proud of their own UI.

21. Irad123

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Very disappointing... this phone will never get to put it's full potential to work. too bad...

19. Epic09

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

I might not own the 2X but WTF..LG is just being a lazy ass..seriously it took the threat of lawsuit to get gingerbread on it and now this.. Oh well..XDA got your back 2X owners.

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

does that mean the G2x won't get it? it doesn't have LG's overlay and it's gotten Gingerbread so it might be an exception.

39. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

the lg g2x P990 is a different phone than the 2x P900. even if lg doesnt update to ics the developer community will. i dont hate lg. lg does the right thing, they release a phone with great specs, unlocked bootloader, make the stock rom available and then they step aside and let the developers have at it. i would rather have an unlocked lg with developer support and no lg or carrier support, than have a locked down moto or iphone and have to wait months for a decent rom or update anyday.

46. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im hoping the G2X gets it for that reason. Problem with the XDA theory is they need a working beta rom to go off of, unless they build one from the ground up. very few people outside of cyanogen's Team Douche do that. Its not impossible, its just improbable without something from LG to go off of. (needs drivers, ect ect ect)

15. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

this makes things easy for me,i would never consider LG for my next phone

12. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Hello I am korean. I am spreading this news to korean optimus 2x users. They say that really LG is fu**ing hell.. You know what? Even I am shocked when I saw this news

11. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

This is not surprising at all

9. redflag_rising

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

LG still couldnt keep up to the competition....

7. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I'm surprised. This phone is fantastic. Even months after the release its still good. LG this is dissapointing and sad.

6. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol why I never have got a LG phone

4. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Welcome to Android, where you get a 2 year contracts on phones that are obsolete in 3 months.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Blame LG, not Android.

8. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

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