In a perfect world, every Android handset that meets the specs requirement should always receive the latest flavor of the mobile OS.  But the harsh reality is even some high-end models get shunned from the software update that will help prolong their life span. It’s probably why carriers aren’t exactly jumping for joy when handing out the update. One phone that is spared from the disappointment of not receiving the Android 4.0 ICS update is the LG Optimus LTE on Bell Canada.

According to Mobile Syrup, Bell has started rolling out an OTA Ice Cream Sandwich update for the LG Optimus LTE, one that will bring the phone’s OS to Android 4.0.4. You will want to check for the update manually on the phone’s settings to initiate the notification.

We’ve also read conflicting reports about how owners of the LG Optimus LTE can get ahold of the new ICS firmware. Apparently, the update won’t be pushed via OTA and you have to download and install the file yourself using LG mobile tool. If the first method doesn’t work, you can download the 423MB file directly from LG right here .

Any folks on Bell seeing the ICS notification update yet on their LG Optimus LTE? As for those who have downloaded and installed the update using LG tool, enjoy your ice cream treat.

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