Back a few months ago, I wrote an article explaining the top reasons why you shouldn’t buy a cheap smartphone. While I still hold true to the principle that you should always go for the highest-end smartphone you can afford, the actual reality is that many people simply can’t even afford to buy a mid-end smartphone (catch a list of the top mid-end smartphones of 2012 here), not to mention a top-end Android smartphone. And then, there’s the category of people that simply don’t want and need the ultimate best in Android smartphones. In these situations, the only remaining choice is to go for a cheap smartphone.
Judging on the fact that a top-end Android smartphone is [...]
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this looks like the end of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update journey for the the LG Optimus 2X. It’s a wonder it ever begun in the first place.
LG Canada made the puzzling announcement on its Twitter account, as it answered a question from a follower about the ICS upgrade for the Optimus 2X. The only explanation given was that any prior announcement made of the upgrade was “a general statement” issued by the HQ office. Yeah, we don’t think that’ll go down well with Optimus 2X owners who have been left in the dark for too long and got nothing but empty promises.
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 [...]