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It’s official, no Android 4.0 ICS update for LG Optimus 2X

July 30, 2012
The LG Optimus 2X also had the first 1080p video camera.

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.

The ICS update for the Optimus 2X was first promised to come in Q2. When that didn’t materialize, LG pushed the date back to Q3. What little hope there was of ever seeing the Optimus 2X getting ICS has now turned into a big disappointment.

Released in 2011 as LG’s flagship phone, the Optimus 2X was dubbed as the world’s first dual-core phone. Seeing that the significantly less powerful LG Optimus L7 is donning ICS, it’s hard to fathom why a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor would be any less able to tackle on the newer Android OS.

We hope this isn’t how LG plans to close the chapter on Optimus 2X and there may still be a possibility – however minuscule – that the company will change its mind. In the meantime, tell us how you feel about the cancelled ICS upgrade for the Optimus 2X below.