Unveiled more than a year ago, LG Optimus Big has been available in South Korea since April 2011. The smartphone was launched with Android 2.2 Froyo operating system out of the box, but LG promised a Gingerbread update would be rolled out at some point.Surprisingly, the Optimus Big received the promised upgrade, though LG is known for delaying its updates indefinitely.
However, we weren’t expecting LG to continue to offer major software updates for the Optimus Big, so this is somehow unexpected.
Well, it looks like LG Optimus Big owners in South Korea will be able to upgrade their smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Keep in mind that only Optimus Big units sold via LG U+ carrier are eligible for this upgrade, though the smartphone was exclusively available from this operator. Check it out here.
We’re not sure if the smartphone is still available for purchase in South Korea and for what price, but it’s clear it has never been up for sale outside the country.
LG Optimus Big is a low- to mid-range Android smartphone, which is packed with a 1 GHz single-core TI OMAP 3630 processor, a PowerVR SGX530 graphics processing unit and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
The smartphone also sports a 4.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
According to LG, the Optimus Big’s 1500 Li-Ion battery should provide up to 200 hours of stand-by time or up to 4 hours of talk time.
In the same piece of news, LG also confirmed that several smartphones available at various South Korean carriers would also receive the Android 4.0 ICS update: Optimus LTE, Optimus Vu, Optimus LTE Tag, Optimus Black, Optimus 2X, Prada, Optimus 3D and Optimus 3D Cube.