LG confirms it will update the Optimus 2X and others to Android Ice Cream Sandwich

LG confirms it will update the Optimus 2X and others to Android Ice Cream Sandwich
LG issued a rebuttal on its Facebook page, of the rumors that it will leave the first phone with dual-core chipset, the LG Optimus 2X, out in the cold regarding Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

The ICS update is being planned for testing right now on the Optimus 2X, and will be probed for the other high-end smartphones in LG's portfolio, the company said.

"LG firmly denies the rumours that claim LG will not be providing the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS update for the LG Optimus 2X. These rumours are NOT true. LG is currently in the process of planning the ICS OS update for the LG Optimus 2X as well as other LG high-end smartphones. Detailed information on the ICS OS update schedule for specific models will be announced, once the ICS OS is publicly released by Google. Please stay tuned for more updates from LG."

Considering that the Gingerbread update is just rolling to the handset, LG might have as well gone directly to ICS with the Optimus 2X and some of its other Android phones.

source: LG (Facebook)

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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)



1. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

nice.. LG us upping its slabs...

5. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

will the g2x get it too? or same stuff? g2x has gingerbread right?

9. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

I have the G2X and it has the gingerbread update. I hope it does get the ICS.

2. march173

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

well,it going rolling out to their phone when another version of android newer than ice-cream sandwich released

3. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

How you take this news depends on how charitable you want to be toward LG. "LG is currently in the process of planning the ICS OS update" could be taken to mean they're planning the update but are nowhere near starting work on it. They could be planning the update for Q4 2012.

4. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

They haven't provided Gingerbread and they're talkin' ICS.

6. redmd

Posts: 1949; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Wait, just wait a sec, first where's GB on my O2X? Too bad LG, O2X will be my last LG smartphone.

7. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

Yeah yeah yeah, LG sucks, and Sammy and Apple are perfect and spit-shining flawless. Haters!

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

LG did the same thing after the Optimus came out, saying that it wasnt powerful enough for Gingerbread so they weren't gonna port it, then Google corrected them and they changed their mind and said they would bring it. Then, they dragged their feet for 10 months or so before they brought it. I expect a similar outcome here.

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