South Korean handset manufacturer LG is slowly rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates for some of its most powerful smartphones.
The company has confirmed today that LG Optimus LTE will be the only device in Canada to get the long- awaited update, while Optimus Black and Optimus 2X
have been left out.
Fortunately, AT&T’s LG Nitro HD has just been confirmed for an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade on July 31. The carrier has just announced the update will be available for download via LG USA support site here
LG Nitro HD
is equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 220 GPU and 1GB of RAM, which makes it more than capable of running Google’s Android 4.0 ICS platform smoothly.
According to AT&T, customers who own the LG Nitro HD will be able to update their phone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich beginning July 31 and will also receive access to the new LG Optimus 3.0 UI.
With the latest LG Optimus 3.0
user interface, Nitro HD users will be able to unlock the phone by swiping anywhere on the screen. In addition, more display customizations will be available as well, including the option to use photos as icons and shortcut images.
Aside from bumping the phone’s software to version Android 4.0 ICS, the upcoming update includes the following changes: - New lock screen actions let you conveniently jump directly to a specific application without unlocking the homescreen;
- The redesigned Gallery App & Photo Editor makes it easier to manage, show, and share photos and videos than ever before;
- An updated home screen folder and favorites tray that lets you group your apps and shortcuts logically by simply dragging one onto another
In the same piece of news, AT&T also confirmed it will roll out important updates for HTC One X and HTC Inspire, which are meant to enhance performance and add various new features and apps. More ICS updates will be available soon as well.