LG Optimus 2X Will Get the Android 4.0 ICS Update Between July – September
It’s bad news unfortunately for LG smartphone owners, as the Korean manufacturer seems to have pushed back its update schedule for Android 4.0.
We were originally told by LG that the Android 4.0 update – aka Ice Cream Sandwich – would launch during the second quarter of the year (April – June) on devices such as the Optimus 2X and Prada 3.0.
However, in response to an Optimus 2X owner asking on its Facebook page about the update, LG had the following response:
“Our global R&D team is working on the same and the ICS upgrade for Optimus 2X will be made available in the third quarter of 2012. DO stay tuned to the page for further updates. Thank you.”
Considering that the Optimus 2X was originally in the first batch of devices to get the update in Q2 and not the second batch in Q3, this news is bound to come as a disappointment to patient customers.
LG originally planned to update a second batch of phones between April and June, including the Optimus Black, Optimus 3D and the Optimus Big. It’s currently unclear as to whether the update will be pushed back for these phones also.
The Korean manufacturer is currently well behind in the race to update to ICS, trailing both HTC and Samsung, who have both updated their 2011 flagship phones (Sensation and Galaxy S2) to the new software. Sony has also just begun updating the 2011 range of Xperia smartphones that were launched under the Sony Ericsson brand.
Once the update does land, users of the Optimus 2X should be alerted that the new software is ready. Provided you are connected to a Wi-Fi network and have at least 50% of battery remaining, you should be able to install the update cable-free and over the air.