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LG’s Optimus LTE, Optimus Vu, and Optimus LTE Tag to get ICS in June

May 31, 2012

So what we have here… Some jolly good news about the arrival of Android 4.0 ICS to a few LG smartphones.

Unfortunately, except for the LG Optimus LTE, which is more popularly known in the US as the LG Nitro HD and LG Spectrum, the rest are phones that have not made it outside their native South Korea. According to the LG’s website, the trio will be getting the official ICS treatment starting from June 4.

Along with the ICS upgrade, the three phones will be getting an UI makeover in the form of the newly designed Optimus 3.0 overlay, which can also be found on the upcoming LG Optimus LTE 2 and Optimus 4X HD. Specifically for the LG Optimus Vu, the phablet will get a new feature that lets users take notes while simultaneously running other apps.

It seems LG is lagging behind its peers when it comes to providing customers with the latest Android OS. For instance, the plan to roll out ICS for LG G2X on T-Mobile was pushed back from its April date to an unspecified one in the third quarter. Not to say that there haven’t been any ICS leaks coming out. AT&T’s customers have been resisting the temptations of a leaked ICS ROM for the LG Nitro HD for a while now. Likewise, a leaked ROM build for Verizon’s LG Spectrum has just surfaced yesterday.

LG really needs to step up its ICS upgrading game if it wants its line of new phones to still be warmly received by Android enthusiasts in the US. Hopefully, the ICS bug that will be hitting the three phones in its home country will make its way to other devices in other parts of the world soon.