LG Thrill ICS

It’s been pretty quiet for LG Thrill owners since the Gingerbread 2.3 update last year, in fact I’m not sure how many of you still own an LG Thrill at this point. But anyway, those loyal to their LG handset will be pleased to learn that they’ll be receiving an Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update.

AT&T released an official support document which details the agreement with LG to see the phone updated, and contains information on the additional software content that will be finding its way to the handset alongside the new ICS features.

According to the changelog from AT&T the update will include the following:

  • QuickMemo: Instantly capture any screen image on your phone, so you can add comments, drawings, humor&and share your personalized message with everyone.
  • Cheese Shutter:  Activate the Cheese Shutter camera setting and take photos or self-portraits simply by saying Cheese.
  • New Lock Screen Actions: Conveniently jump directly to a specific application without unlocking the homescreen.
  • Home Screen Folder and Favorites Tray:  Group your apps and shortcuts logically by simply dragging one onto another.
  • Redesigned Gallery App & Photo Editor: Easier to manage, show, and share photos and videos than ever before.
  • Quick Setting Buttons: From the Notification Bar you can now set shortcuts to many features such as Bluetooth Toggle, Wi-Fi Toggle, Sound Toggle, Airplane Mode, and more.

It’s always great to see an old smartphone receive a new lease of life, but this does seem like a rather odd handset to update considering that some more popular handsets are still sitting on older versions of Android. Kudos to LG and AT&T I suppose.

If you’re an LG Thrill owner then you’ll need to use LG’s Mobile Support Tool to install ICS, as the update isn’t won’t be coming OTA.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
  • Pete

    Why are carriers preparing an update of a two year-old OS?? We’re at JellyBean 4.2.2 now and Key Lime Pie is just around the corner!

    • Arsenal™

      well not everyone is at JB….i like it when carriers support older models

  • Mike Bastable

    A few people own this phone and I think this is case of lg keeping its promises, however late, file under the heading: better late than never……

  • nishantsirohi123

    then what about the LG optimus 3D P920 , the international version…?

  • Matt

    Finally! This will help the next month and a half til my upgrade bearable. Nearly all apps have moved on, reducing the functionality of my phone on the old 2.3 system a lot, increasing my frustration. So glad this is happening.

  • Kahnabus

    yeah Pete, not everyone can afford to upgrade their phone every time a new OS comes out. The fact that LG is supporting an older phone is great news. I wish other companies would follow suit and not try to force people to upgrade to new phones when the technology from their older device is quite capable of running the new OS’s, and in fact benefit from these updates over a phone with 4.1 going to 4.2.. I have a first gen Atrix that is on 2.3 still and honestly I would love it if they released JB for it. I have a new Atrix HD now but my old one was a great phone and has been making a nice mini tablet, but could run a lot smoother with JB.

  • Kid ICarus

    Still wish there was a jellybean