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LG Optimus 3D, Optimus Black and Optimus LTE all in line for Ice Cream Sandwich

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LG Optimus 3D, Optimus Black and Optimus LTE all in line for Ice Cream Sandwich
In addition to the LG Optimus 2X, the company announced on Facebook is is planning to upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich the LG Optimus 3D, Optimus Black and Optimus LTE as well, and we hope their US versions will follow suit.

All of these handsets held something "first" in their description when they launched this year, so it's only fair they will be given the ICS treatment by LG. The Optimus 2X was the first dual-core handset, the Optimus 3D the first with a parallax barrier screen and dual-channel memory, the Optimus Black held the "brightest screen" title for a while with its 700 nits, and the LG Optimus LTE was the first handset to be announced with an HD display and 4G LTE connectivity.

These "firsts" didn't translate into big sales for LG this year, but it takes time to bend customer perceptions, and quick upgrades to the newest version of Android is just what the doctors order in these circumstances. Good news is that other LG handsets might also get the ICS update after a functionality review, and the update schedule will be up in December so each owner knows when to expect the goods. Here's the full release:

LG confirms today that the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS will be initially available for the following high-end LG smartphones which were introduced this year: the Optimus 2X, the Optimus Black, the Optimus 3D and the Optimus LTE. We are also continuing to evaluate the ICS OS to determine whether it is compatible with the functionality, features and performance of other LG smartphones to make the ICS OS available on as many LG smartphones as possible.

In December this year, the forthcoming upgrade schedule and additional specific models for the ICS OS upgrade will be posted on our LG Mobile Global Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LGMobile) and on our local LG websites. Please stay tuned for more updates from LG.

Does this mean that the upcoming LG Nitro HD for AT&T we got a picture of recently will get an ICS update later on, or come directly with the latest Android onboard? December 1 might tell.

source: LG (Facebook) via PocketNow

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posted on 28 Nov 2011, 07:08 1

1. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Smart move by LG, for I was deferring my mates to buy an LG phone due to poor software support recently, I think I was wrong. . . Kudos! to LG this time. . .

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 07:37 1

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

The problem is when?? when jellybean is out?

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 07:42 1

3. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

That would be hilarious. That is the onething that bugs me,the time of when they release it. This Year they snatched the late update crown from Sony Ericsson. LOL

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 09:25

4. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

I wouldn't have thought the Optimus Black had good enough hardware. I didn't think its 1GHz OMAP was fast enough graphically.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 20:04

5. UltraElectroMagneticPOP (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

What's the processor in the SE Xperia Ray? All I know is it's also a 1GHz single core. I don't know what kind. But I guess if the Ray is going to be upgraded to ICS, and also the OB, maybe ICS can actually run fine on 1GHz single cores.

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