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We are all aware of the painfully long time it took for Android manufacturers to roll out Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to its devices. ICS was first seen in action running on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus back in November of 2011. However, it’s only recently ICS has begun rolling out to devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S2. If you own an LG Optimus 2X, you’re going to have to wait longer.
According to Phandroid, on Facebook, LG Mobile Singapore confirmed that Ice Cream Sandwich will be rolled out to the 2X in Q3 2012. This was after a customer inquired when the updated would be released. This is despite a previous announcement by LG, saying that the ICS update would be rolling out in Q2 2012. Unfortunately, LG did not mention the reason for the delay.
The Optimus 2X is more than capable of handling the system requirements of Ice Cream Sandwich. After all, it has been included in Guinness Book of World Records as the first smartphone to sport a dual-core processor. If there’s any handset that deserves receiving the update before anyone else, it’s the 2X.
Do you own an LG Optimus 2X? Are you bummed Ice Cream Sandwich will not be rolling out to your smartphone until the third quarter of this year? Express your frustration through a comment.
If you own an HTC Sensation XE with the network operator Three, you’ll be happy to know that the network has recently rolled out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update to the high-end Android smartphone sporting Beats Audio technology by Dr Dre.
Three announced the ICS rollout to the Sensation XE on their official Twitter account. Ice Cream Sandwich will arrive on your handset via an OTA (over the air) update.
Although Three has announced the ICS rollout for the Sensation XE on Twitter, it is unclear what the update brings to the smartphone. However, based on what we’ve seen on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, we expect a number of enhancements in performance, browsing, interface, and new features such as Face Unlock, a feature that allows users to unlock their handset with facial recognition software.
On Three’s website, Sensation XE owners will find download instructions for the update as well as tips for people new to updating their phones. These tips include using a Wi-Fi connection to prevent users from going over their monthly data allotment and ensuring that the battery is fully charged to prevent interruptions during the update process.
Three is doing a good job in rolling out updates to its customers. Before the network rolled out the update to Sensation XE users, it rolled out Ice Cream Sandwich to Samsung Galaxy S2 owners just a few days after Samsung rolled out the update to SIM-free versions of the S2.
Have you received the Ice Cream Sandwich update for your HTC Sensation XE on Three? Let us know through a comment.
Just recently, the search giant announced on Google+ that the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android version 4.0.4) would be rolling out to three devices.
The latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich will be rolling out to two smartphones and a tablet. The first device is the first smartphone to run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Google Nexus S. The Second device is the first Android device to run Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The third device is the first tablet to ship running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the Motorola Xoom. All three will be updated to Android 4.0.4.
The post reads, “We’ve started rolling out Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich, to UMTS/GSM Nexus S, Xoom Wi-Fi, and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices, and we’ll be rolling it out to more devices in the coming weeks. Some of you will be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich for the first time, while others will be receiving an update to your existing Ice Cream Sandwich experience with stability improvements, better camera performance, smoother screen rotation, improved phone number recognition and more.
Aside from the three devices mentioned, Google is planning to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich to more Android devices soon. We’ll keep you posted once we know more.