Android 4.0 ICS Update For LG Optimus 2X Delayed Till Q3
Updating Android 2.3 Gingerbread handsets to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich seems to be rather difficult, even though it was initially thought the smartphone makers would meet no barrier in this. Like other big manufacturers, LG is working on the Android ICS updates, but they are all too late — there are many smartphones and tablets coming with the latest version of the platform aboard, while the older users have no imagination when exactly their devices will be upgraded. The LG Optimus 2X owners are no exception — earlier the update was expected to come in the second quarter, but a new leak from Singapore confirms there will be no ICS update for the phone till the third quarter of 2012.
The first handset running ICS was the Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched in November. After the event, all Android-devoted companies started sharing with their plans about bringing the Android updates to their phones. The LG Optimus 2X was first out from the list, and its owners were afraid that their favorite device would be never included in the list of the upgradable handsets. The info wasn’t official — it came from the comments on LG’s Facebook page. LG then deleted all those comments leaving us with no info at all. Fortunately, a bit after LG made an official statement saying it will update the Optimus 2X in the second quarter.
Now the update seems to be delayed, because when LG Singapore was asked when they planned to update the Optimus 2X, they said there was no ICS update intended for the phone until the third quarter. So if you have been waiting for the ICS update to come in April or June, you must push it to July-September, though there is always a chance that the company will make a surprise for its consumers.