LG hasn’t done the greatest job in providing its customers with (official) updates to the latest and greatest Android version, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but, fortunately, things seem to be on the brink of a change.
Just a few days after officially announcing three phones as set to get ICS in June, the first of the trio is already reported as receiving the much awaited and anticipated upgrade. The Optimus LTE, one of LG’s most popular smartphones in Korea, is currently getting the OTA update to Android 4.0, as well as a UI bump to the newly released Optimus 3.0 overlay.
The guys at The Verge were the first ones to report on the news, after picking up a tweet from Ken Hong, one of LG’s PR reps in Korea, but we’re unsure if all Optimus LTE users have had the chance to install the software update or just some of them.
If you’re living in Korea and you own an Optimus LTE, but you haven’t yet received an update prompt message, you should check for a better network connection or try rebooting your phone one or two times. If that doesn’t work either, you should probably give it a few more hours for the OTA update to reach you.
While this news comes as a blessing for the million Optimus LTE users in Korea, we still don’t know when or if the update will hit phones in the rest of the world. The LG Nitro HD and Spectrum are the US versions of the Optimus LTE, but the company’s officials are still keeping quiet about possible upgrades for the two.
We also don’t have any new information about LG’s Optimus Vu and Optimus LTE Tag, both phones scheduled for getting the software bumps “starting on June 4”, but you should keep in touch with our website over the coming hours and days and we will let you know about any story developments.
Do you think that LG could regain some of its lost popularity with these Ice Cream Sandwich updates? Is it too little too late? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Itd be nice to get the 4.0 update on the Nitro HD that ATT mentioned would be getting it, “in the following months”. Which was in March.
I’m running the leaked official lg/att ics on my nitro and it runs even better than the original software, even though it’s an unfinished product. It’s truly awesome….can’t wait to see the final !