LG Optimus 2X getting ICS upgrade after all … in Korea

by: AdrianAugust 13, 2012
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What’s more frustrating than an Android manufacturer keeping complete silence about its plans of updating a certain phone to Ice Cream Sandwich? That’s right, a manufacturer that plays games with its customers, pushing upgrades back and forth, cancelling them and then bringing them back under the spotlight.

That’s exactly what LG has done with the Optimus 2X, a phone released a year and a half back with 2.2 Froyo on-board. Smoothly and swiftly updated to Gingerbread in November 2011, the 4-incher was initially planned to get an ICS upgrade in Q2 2012.

That unsurprisingly didn’t happen, so the Koreans rescheduled the software leap for Q3. Less than a month in the year’s fiscal quarter came the shocker, courtesy of an LG Canada tweet. The update was, at the time, officially canceled without an explanation of any kind, and the Optimus 2X users’ rage turned into sheer desperation.

But just when we thought it was all over and done, another tweet, this time coming from LG Korea, contradicts the “official announcement” from back in July. Though we’re not exactly fluent in Korean, using good ol’ Google Translate, we think we’ve managed to decipher the message, which reads somewhere in these lines:

Optimus 2X ICS will be applied according to the results of upcoming tests. We will try to let you know the schedule of Optimus 2X ICS update as soon as possible. Please expect an optimized ICS experience.

Is that confusing or what? Which do we trust more: LG Canada or LG Korea? Both actually, as we could see a scenario in which the two tweets would both prove accurate. Don’t follow? Well, it’s pretty simple, folks, as neither of the tweets mentions a thing about the place and time of the update. So, an upgrade for the Canadian Optimus 2X might not ever be happening, while Korean users could be spoiled with Ice Cream Sandwich treats.

But what about the U.S. version of the phone, known over on T-Mobile as simply the G2X? Well, as much as we’d like to be the bearers of good news, we’re afraid that it will most likely be following the Canadian version’s fate. So if people up North won’t be getting ICS, and almost definitely T-Mo users will be treated the same.

Aside from the Optimus 2X, it seems that LG Korea is also in testing for an Optimus 3D ICS update. The exact same message as for the 2X has been tweeted a couple of days ago, but again this might only apply to the Korean version of the 3D-enabled phone.

Anyone still waiting for an official Android 4.0 update for the Optimus 2X? What about the Optimus 3D?

  • Thomas Lancer

    Still waiting. I guess it goes without saying that I won’t purchase LG again. Would have been less frustrating if they just confessed long ago that no update was forthcoming. Weak.

  • J

    LG Canada told me today on twitter that Canada will not get the ICS update for optimus 3d.pathetic.

    • Rasmus

      “LG Canada told me today on twitter that Canada will not get the ICS update for optimus 3d.pathetic.”

      I seriously hope this is some kind of sick joke. The money I paid for this phone and I wont be getting ICS. No way will I ever purchase another LG product again!

  • Baz

    Still waiting for the Optimus 3D update *sigh*

  • Optimus 2X user

    Life Sucks with LG

  • rafael encinozo

    hola buenas, espero que mi mensaje sea leido por todos uds, exigimos la actualizacion global, para equipos lg, modelos: optimus 2x, optimus 3d, optimus black. somos una comunidad que esta siendo vista por muchos, en busca de la actualizacion.

    hello good, I hope my message is read by all of you, we require global updating, lg equipment, models: Optimus 2X, Optimus 3D, Optimus Black. We are a community that is being seen by many in search of the upgrade.

    web: https://www.facebook.com/RecoleccionDeFirmasParaIcsDeLgOptimus2xY3d

  • Devil21boby

    update in 2013 -2014 for LG Optimus 2X Android 4.0 in Europe ?

  • marquis

    Life s bad with Lg optimus 2x ,3d etc … never never never buy a any LG electronics .. clear .phones are great but they cant relase any update alo by LG
    Better SAMSUNG …

  • Jeremy

    I’m getting use to it my thousand dollar lg tv don’t work after 1 year so i expect nothing

  • previous p990 user

    Never LG again… neither personally or for the company…

  • akn

    Lg(life’s good)…..must change name life’s bad

  • I have a Optimus 3D (SU-760)Korean version… but how i can upgrade to ICS? Nothing works until now