It’s fair to say that LG hasn’t been keeping up to speeds with the software side of things with it’s Android efforts this year. The hardware of the LG Optimus 2X and the Optimus 3D might’ve impressed, but they both shipped running Android 2.2 Froyo. In 2011.
With that said, it’s hard not to commend LG for embracing the Ice Cream. The LG Optimus 2X, along with the Optimus 3D, Optimus Black and the forthcoming Optimus LTE have all been confirmed to be in the pipeline for some Android 4.0 fun.
As well as this, LG has gone one step further, saying that it intends to bring ICS to as many phones as possible:
“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.
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.”
We’re not sure how the likes of the original LG Optimus might take to Android 4.0; an early (albeit unofficial) port of ICS to the T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream looked a little on the slow side.
Next month we’ll get a better idea of exactly when Ice Cream Sandwich will be hitting the Optimus range. LG confirmed via its Facebook page that an Ice Cream upgrade schedule will be arriving in December:
“In December this year, the forthcoming upgrade schedule and additional specific models for the ICS OS upgrade will be posted on our LG Mobile Global Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LGMobile) and on our local LG websites. Please stay tuned for more updates from LG.”
If you’ve not already ‘liked’ LG Mobile’s Facebook page, doing so would be a good move re: getting a heads up on Ice Cream Sandwich-related goods.