Last year in December, smartphone manufacturer LG announced that some of its handsets would get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2012, mentioning that updates for the Optimus 2X should start rolling-out in the second quarter of 2012.
Following on the same lines, the Korean company has recently confirmed that they would update their Optimus 2X device to the ICS operating system.
The information was outed by LG Korea via Twitter, though the company’s official did not make any remarks regarding the exact release date of the update. Nobody is sure that this update will happen only in South Korea or worldwide.
Reports in the past have covered that LG refused to offer any ICS update for Optimus 2X because of some unknown reasons. According to LG Canada, “the Optimus 2X will not be receiving the ICS upgrade. The original upgrade announcement was a general statement issued from HQ.”
However, now the company has itself confirmed that LG Optimus 2X and Optimus black will get an Ice Cream Sandwich update in Q3 2012. These unofficial remarks have given a tough time for users and analysts, since doubt looms over whether ICS update for LG Optimus 2x is applicable only for users in Korea or for the Optimus 2X customers worldwide.
Hence, the respective handset owners will have to wait and watch whether the ICS update for LG Optimus 2X will be released worldwide or in certain specific regions across the world.
Similarly, LG Optimus 3D is also stuck in the same loop as, way back, LG announced that its LG Optimus 3D, which is currently running on Android 2.2 Froyo will also receive an ICS update.
However, the company seems not to be interested to reveal the exact release date of this update. Honestly, it is high time that LG acts on this officially and comes out with a clear roadmap and decision on the ICS update for these models.