While LG seems to be looking towards the high-end smartphone future with great ambition, the company’s high-end devices from back in the day are being ignored big time. The Optimus LTE2, unveiled last week, looks pretty great on paper, and the LS970 Eclipse, leaked yesterday, has some out of this world specs, but what about the Optimus 2X?
Released more than a year ago, the Optimus 2X was a pretty cool gadget at the time, coming with a dual-core processor, an 8 MP rear-facing camera and a more than decent 4-inch IPS LCD screen. However, the phone didn’t find its way to an Ice Cream Sandwich update and for a long time it seemed like it wasn’t even due for an upgrade.
LG finally announced back in December that the Optimus 2X will receive ICS sometime in Q2 of this year, but unfortunately the Koreans failed to deliver on the promise. Although Q2 is not yet over, the handheld is now slotted for a Q3 update, according to a Facebook comment from LG Singapore.
The interesting thing about this information is that it’s quite old (the Facebook comment is from April 26), but for a while it was kept on the down low. That means that either this is not a 100% certain information, which is not very likely, or LG was simply hoping that no one will notice the Optimus 2X’s delayed update.
On a different front, it will be interesting to see what will happen with the LG phones that were scheduled back in December to get ICS updates in Q3 2012. Will those updates be pushed back as well or will LG finally deliver on a promise? There’s no way to know what LG’s exact plans are, both about the Optimus 2X (Q3 could mean July or September after all) and other older phones, but one thing is sure, nevertheless: LG has once again managed to disappoint its faithful users and their ICS update scheduling is becoming a major annoyance for anyone who’s refused to jump ship to Samsung or HTC.
Do you guys agree? Are you willing to wait an additional few months for Android 4.0 on your Optimus 2X? How upset are you with LG right now?