Posts Tagged ‘LG Optimus 2X’
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.
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On LG’s official Facebook page, the Korean phone manufacturer announced that the Optimus 2X will be issued the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update as well as “other LG high-end smart phones.” This statement followed when rumors surfaced that the update was not rolling out to the smartphone. The question is, when will ICS roll out for the Guinness Book of World records’ first dual-core smartphone?
Since the Optimus 2X only recently received the Gingerbread update, we’re skeptical if the ICS update will be rolling out to the phone anytime soon. According to LG, it is “currently in the process of planning the ICS OS update”.
There have been no announcements on the list of high-end LG smartphones that will be getting the update, but we’re guessing there will two more other phones on that list, namely the Optimus 3D and the Optimus Black.
The Android OS is constantly updated by Google, which is one of the reasons why the consumer finds the platform so appealing. However, Android manufacturer fragmentation is a hindrance to these updates, due to testing these updates for compatibility on their unique UIs.
We’re hoping this fragmentation will be solved with Ice Cream Sandwich, but then again this is less likely to happen anytime soon.
At last! LG Optimus 2X and Optimus 3D users will finally get the Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) update, which will be rolling out on November. The update will be rolling out to the Optimus 2X in Europe on November 1. The update will be rolling out to the Optimus 3D on November 21.
LG announced, “LG would like to express its sincere thanks to all of the Optimus Series owners who have been waiting patiently for the Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade. We are excited by the high level of product interest that LG Optimus Series owners have shown, and we are taking all possible measures to offer a smooth OS upgrade in a timely manner.
“The three premium smartphones of the Optimus Series will be upgraded first, as outlined below, followed by a global rollout thereafter.
- LG Optimus 2X: Now available (as of 1st November, 2011) for open models in Europe
- LG Optimus 3D: Week commencing November 21st for open models in Europe
- LG Optimus Black: Week commencing November 28th for open models in Europe”
Unfortunately, the update will only be rolling out to unlocked handsets. If you’re on a network, it might take longer.
UK network providers have not announced when they will be rolling out the update to the handsets. However, we won’t be surprised if you’ll have to wait a long time before an official announcement is made or if they plan to roll out the update at all.
We’ll keep you posted once networks announce when they’ll be releasing the update.