South Korean handset maker LG confirmed plans to deliver the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for most premium smartphones launched last year, but the company failed to deliver as promised.
Some of their handsets barely got the Android 2.3 Gingerbread and are now expected to receive one more upgrade, which is still pending approval.
Instead of making its fans happy by pushing the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich for some of its older Optimus models
, LG decided to bring the Android 4.0 platform to its newest devices.
Unveiled back in February, a few days ahead of Mobile World Congress 2012 trade fair, LG Optimus Vu was launched on the market one month later with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
However, LG has just announced that the smartphone will receive an Ice Cream Sandwich update beginning June 4. It’s not clear if the update will be rolled out globally or it will be limited to South Korea.
Along with the LG Optimus Vu, two other smartphones are expected to get the same Android 4.0 ICS update starting June 4, the Optimus LTE and Optimus LTE Tag.
Unfortunately, these are the only LG smartphones confirmed for an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the moment, but more details might surface in the following weeks.
It is also worth mentioning that LG was very specific about Android 4.0 ICS
update for the Optimus Vu and said that it would come with “additional features,” which are probably meant to offer users an improved experience.
LG Optimus Vu is trying to rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note, which is why the smartphone comes with a large 5.0-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 768 x 1024 pixels resolution.
That gives the phone’s display a rather uncommon look and probably the reason why LG is offering owners “additional feature” that allows them to take advantage of the extra-wide form factor.