LG Optimus 2X

The flip-flopping that LG has done in the past in terms of Android 4.0 updates for the Optimus 2X is well documented by Android Authority. After re-confirming that Ice Cream Sandwich won’t come to the handset, a different branch of the company reported otherwise. Last we heard the software upgrade was already sent via OTA to a Korean version of the phone, the SU660.

LG ICS

Is it hot in here or is it just LG that’s feeling the heat of a backlash from disgruntled customers who aren’t getting the promised Android 4.0 update for their devices? Whatever is that they’re doing, it’s apparently working, as LG – the Singapore office, at least – has taken to Facebook to announce the coming of Ice Cream Sandwich for several models.

LG ICS

Just when we thought it was all over and done, another tweet, this time coming from LG Korea, contradicts the “official announcement” from July. After many delays and cancellations, the Android 4.0 upgrade seems to be back on the table for the LG Optimus 2X. At least in Korea.

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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…

LG Optimus 2X

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…

LG Optimus 2X

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…