LG Confirms Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade for High-End Optimus Smartphones

Optimus 2X, Black, LTE and 3D will receive the update

LG has yet to upgrade all its top tier Optimus smartphones, and the Korean handset manufacturer already announced it would release the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade to several Optimus devices launched in 2011.


According to LG, the Optimus Black, Optimus 2X, Optimus LTE and Optimus 3D will receive the Android 4.0 update, probably sometime next year.


However, the company is yet to update the Optimus Black and Optimus 3D to Android 2.3 Gingerbread as promised. We already reported that the Gingerbread update for the Optimus 2X was deployed earlier this month.


Furthermore, LG has started to roll out the Gingerbread update for the Optimus 3D last week, but the upgrade was only pushed in several countries. Hopefully, the company will finish the process of deployment by the end of the month.


LG issued a statement last month stating that Android 2.3 Gingerbread update will roll out in the week commencing November 21 for the Optimus 3D, while owners of Optimus Black will start receiving the update in the week commencing November 28.


Until all its high-end Optimus smartphones receive the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, LG is preparing to release the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the same devices.


The company’s official statement published on its Facebook account reads:


LG confirms Ice Cream Snadwich LG confirms today that the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS will be initially available for the following high-end LG smartphones which were introduced this year: the Optimus 2X, the Optimus Black, the Optimus 3D and the Optimus LTE.”


The company plans to release the Ice Cream Sandwich to additional smartphones, but LG is evaluating Google’s Android 4.0 platform to see if it’s compatible with some of its low- and mi-budget smartphones.


We are also continuing to evaluate the ICS OS to determine whether it is compatible with the functionality, features and performance of other LG smartphones to make the ICS OS available on as many LG smartphones as possible.”


No upgrade schedule has been disclosed yet, but the company said that additional details would be published next month, along with additional specific models compatible with ICS OS upgrade.

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