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LG committed to Android Jelly Bean update for their 2012 smartphones

Never mind the fact we have almost no details on the next version of Android, Jelly Bean, or even when it’ll be released, but LG are saying that they’ll provide updates to their new line of Optimus handsets when it is rolled out.

Talking to TechRadar, LG’s Shaun Musgrave confirmed that LG will guarantee updates to the next version of Android on it’s 2012 line of smartphones – as long as they have the horsepower to cope with it, of course.

That means recently announced devices like the LG Optimus 4X or Optimus L7 are relatively future proof, assuming LG follows through on its promise. The LG Optimus 2X, for example, still doesn’t have an Ice Cream Sandwich update, even with LG announcing that it will see the upgrade.

Other handsets like the Optimus L3 won’t be covered by this guarantee – it doesn’t even run Ice Cream Sandwich, so that 800Mhz processor will have to make do with Gingerbread for the rest of its days.

Frankly, it would be better if manufacturers would focus on getting up to speed with Ice Cream Sandwich, rather than looking off into those twin sunsets dreaming of Jelly Bean.


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