LG Canada has recently announced that the Optimus 2X and Optimus Black smartphones won’t be getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, as previously confirmed.
Although the South Korean company promised it would offer an ICS update for Optimus 2X and Optimus Black in Q3 2012, LG backtracked
and said it wouldn’t be able to keep its promise due to 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.”
LG Optimus 2X owners were promised the said Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade back in November, but the company’s engineers weren’t able to deliver the update as previously stated.
However, it looks like due to overwhelming feedback coming from unhappy Optimus 2X owners, LG decided to offer an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade after all.
The information has recently been confirmed by LG Korea via Twitter
, though the company’s official did not make any remarks regarding the exact release date of the update.
In the same piece of news, we’re not sure if the update will be limited to South Korea or LG will roll out the Android 4.0 ICS for Optimus 2X worldwide.
Even though LG Canada mentioned the statement denying the long-awaited Android 4.0
ICS update for the Optimus 2X came from HQ, it might have referred to Canadian users only.
It remains to be seen if the newly confirmed upgrade for LG Optimus 2X will be pushed worldwide or only in some regions.
In other news, LG also stated
that the Optimus 3D, which was initially launched with Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box, would also receive and Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. Unfortunately, LG’s official did not make any comments on the release date of the update, so stay tuned for more info on the matter.