LG G2X May Not Get Ice Cream Sandwich

Cue the angry mob because this is about to get nasty.  It appears that the LG G2x will not be receiving the next tasty treat, Ice Cream Sandwich, from Google and LG.  LG confirmed that they “will not be introducing Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich updates on LG Optimus [G2x].?  Google said that ICS should be coming to all Android 2.3 devices, but given the debacle that took place over the Gingerbread update I wouldn’t hold my breath.  Of note, the original comment on the Facebook page looks to have been taken down.  For those of you that have had the misfortune to  held on to the LG G2x even with all of its problems and failed promises I am sorry.  Also, look into rooting because at least those ROMs will be updating to ICS.

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  • Anonymous

    very very sad.  LG gives me more reasons everyday not to recommend their phones to people.

  • josue cifuentes

    hey david,lets gather a mob and go to the LG hq and burn it down!!!!! no just kidding,thats so sad that the G2X wont be getting ICS i’m guessing like you stated rooting would the the only option.

  • MNBug

    I dumped that POS phone as soon as the Amaze came out.  Just another reason I will never buy another LG phone again.

    • Blackcat3119

      Good call. I’m getting the amaze this weekend, I know htc will do the update,they’re good at that.

      • You will love the Amaze 4G.  Got mine release day after comparing to SGSII in store, Glad I stuck with HTC and look forward to HTC updating even my old MT4G to ICS. My Amaze will get ICS for sure.

        • MNBug

          I like my Amaze so much that I don’t even care if it gets ICS or not. 

        • Blackcat3119

          Glad to hear that stuff, thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Why do I keep getting the phone that doesn’t get support six months after I purchase it? First it was the Motorola Cliq, now it’s the G2X. My track record is pretty crappy at the moment. T-Mobile, if you’re reading this, pressure your vendors to keep a phone current for at least a year.

  • Dan

    Bummer! I was holding off Cyanogen because I wanted the stock update. I guess I can root now! 

  • Anonymous

    I guess all those rumors about ease of installation and setting timelines for this update was completely bogus.  I’m still waiting patiently to hear from Samsung regarding their update plans.  

    Thank God I never even believed in LG in the first place to give me top notch product.

  • Chad

    Thank God for craigslist bc I bought the G2x then once I realized it was trash. I traded it for a brand new Nexus S in June. So I knew I’d be getting ICS for sure

  • Anonymous

    I own a G2x with very minor (if any) issues, but this is ridiculous. Although I’m sure the guys over at XDA will port it over eventually, I will never be buying another LG product again….

  • Jaxxsun

    I was never vary fond of LG.    I learned to stick with the more established outfits (Samsung and HTC).

    I have always skipped over anything to do with any LG products  :))

    • Devin

      More established outfits?  What, because Samsung always updates their stuff, too?  

      • po in phx

        um, yeah. samsung totally updates. timely updates at that!!! the vibrant debacle was almost as bad as the netflix/ qwikster stupidity. I’m sorry, but a company that cannot spell its name right cannot be trusted. yes, I’m so calling you out Rite-Aid.

        • 98clru

          check on the moment’s update history. Phone sucked much worse than the 2x and they didn’t fix or update.  I feel sorry for those who kept them.

  • Anonymous

    Ok, looks like it’s time to #OccupyAndroidUpdates  who’s with me?

    • Frigadroid

      Lol good one! I doubt many of you are old enough to remember the award winning movie Network from the 70s. Anyway if you get a chance watch it. In a famous often referenced scene a news man goes ballistic on the air and encouraged viewers to go to their window and shout ” I’M MAD AS HELL AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE.” I often get that feeling but then I rationalize that if I do that my neighbors would most likely call the police. Who would be more than happy to beat and arrest me. Then I would have to add legal and medical expense to my problems, so instead of yelling out the window I go to David’s blog and rant.

  • Anonymous

    Not surprised at all, this is one of the reasons i hate android. I dont have a g2x but i’ve been burned on the samsung vibrant already. 

  • g2xuser

    Wtf that’s totally not fair. This phone isn’t even old it came out this year only 5 or 6 months ago. I bought this because it was stock android and I was counting on getting the next update with no problems. Tmobile is just disappointment after the next for me… I’m getting an iPhone.

    • guest

      The updates have nothing to do w/ TMobile or any other carrier for that matter.

    • But it’s not stock Android either – they lied about that too.

  • G-Unit

    Did they actually say G2x? There is a lounge of optimus phones that were out way before the G2x, and I can se those not getting it.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, this was almost my phone. Good thing i waited for the Sensation :D

  • Frigadroid

    LG owners welcome to club fragmentation. I know your pissed I can relate I own a samsung vibrant. Android has its pros and cons, this is the downside. So now a few more of us realize that no matter what you hear from your carriers spokesman, manufacturer, or even google updates are sporadic and slow if you can get 1 at all and sometimes not even worth the effort. Rooting will solve the problem for a few people others will feel disenfranchised and next time will consider apple and window’s phones or maybe a nexus if its not made in korea.

  • James

    LG is the new Samsung. Samsung were horrible at updating their devices, now they are just ok. LG hasn’t updated the G-Slate to 3.2 and now the G2x, their flagship phone, isn’t getting Ice Cream Sandwich. Why would anyone buy a phone that isn’t made by Google, Motorola, or HTC is beyond me.

    • Cashman

      Motorola screwed a lot of Cliq and Cliq Xt owners. I’ll never buy a phone from Moto, LG or Samsung

      • jon

        I think James means moto post Google buyout. I too was a cliq owner and haven’t gone back YET. Now that Google runs the show moto-blah..I mean blur..will die and moto can just put out vanilla Android devices….we shall see.

  • Anonymous

    LG definitely doesn’t have the hottest track record when it comes to updates. Isn’t the G-Slate also behind on the Honeycomb updates? Can’t remember. Glad I got the Asus Transformer though because those Asus fellows are lightning fast at updates.

    How’s the screen quality on the Amaze? Teetering back-and-forth between that and the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Mike

    Screw LG. Never buying a phone from them again.

  • Theblaqman

    No big deal.  I’m on Android 2.3.7 right now and I’m sure 4.0 will be cooked up by the devs too.  Much faster than stock.  Don’t have that huge screen or NFC anyway so Nexus it is.

  • Aleale

    Hopefully the G2 gets it (which i doubt)…this is what sucks about Android..Fragmentation. This phone has the potential of ICS, but LG doesn’t put it so they can get more money from customers to buy new phones. With Apple you know youll get the latest updates for 2 years. I wish Android would follow this.

    • Nick

      I’m hopeful the G2 will get it but it basically has the same specs as the N1, so it probably won’t happen, at not least offically.  I’m happy with MIUI running 2.3.7 but would love to try ICS

      • Aleale

        I am so afraid of rooting for the simple fact I may mess up and brick it, I wish there was a simple way of rooting the G2

      • Deon Davis

        The G2 has better specs then the n1, it has a bigger rom for updates.

  • Khamikaze
  • Alvin B.

    The problem with depending on rooting to get ICS updates is that, as Vibrant users learned the hard way, without an official update, drivers for the hardware won’t exist, and any third party ROMs will have to be hacks/kludges. That means likely bluetooth & gps issues, battery problems, etc..

  • Damn, I just bought the phone.  hack time again!!!!  LOL!!!  Where I can I get the 2.3.7 Gingerbread from.  Cyangenmod or somewhere else?

  • RAWshadTX

    LG G2X STAY LOSING. First their phone had numerous problems and now they’re not getting the ICS update? Wow.

    For those of you that’s saying Samsung don’t update their shit, let’s be real, they’re gonna update the Galaxy S2 no matter. That’s a gimme. The Sensation and Amaze also and even the Mytouch 4G Slide.
     
    LG lost

  • G18industries

    I will never buy another LG again,  ( unless it is a nexus that Google helped build.)

  • I have been on CM7 since the phone came out and cant wait for ICS woohoo!

  • Brandon

    I am a first time android user. Bought this phone the day it released. Nothing but trouble since. I’m done with android!

    • Cesarbohorquez

      Its not Android’s or goggles fault that LG decided not to update the phone and that the phone was so defective..

    • Anonymous

      that was definitely a stupid rookie mistake, should have done your homework before you decided to buy the phone. you live and you learn.

  • import_op

    You should always root your phone. All these companies suck at updates. The people over at xda always get the job done on our phones though. HTC sensation 2.3.5 sense 3.5

    • M7

      I 100% agree.  LG G2X has had the CM7 Rom for quite a while now and from what I hear its pretty amazing.  So all of you people with G2X should stop worrying about lack of support from LG/Tmobile and go to http://www.cyanogenmod.com/ and get your latest version CM7.

    • Siren

      how do you root?

  • cville

    LG just died for me i just learned my lesson … listen … like all iphone and blackberry user have only one option brand and no one else has never complained about it. I will never buy any other phone than a nexus or whatever name google put on it.
    It makes sense 1 upgrade a year, the newest soft version and the best support
    If you want a great android experience buy nexus sorry but everyone else is making money by faking ..

    • Jeff Rhine

      I couldn’t agree more cville. The numbers looked good for the G2X, the PR was on track and even holding it in my hand felt good. But that’s the LAST DIME LG gets from me for ANY product, especially a smart phone.

      I too will be sticking with “Google” brand phones.

      #LGFail

  • Nick

    It’s like LG execs just sit around thinking up ways to make people hate their phones…

  • Carlos Lago

    i hope google takes motorola as their ONLY official hardware and (LG, Samsung, and HTC … ) gets screwed!!!. Android is already very popular so they dont need anymore spreading. just keep it simple and convenient for everyone to use motorola and there will be no more problems like this in the future. for now i will stick to this POS g2x which i will be rooting and next year hopefully i will get my hands on the first MOTO nexus!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Motorola sucks, Samsung is better.

  • BP

    First it was Bloody Mary now it is G2x.  Say its name and something bad always happens.  LOL!!!

  • Anonymous

    this is why i only f%*k with htc phones. when it come to updating their phones they dont bullshit like the rest of them do. there no reason for the g2x not to get the ics update, lg is full of s#!t.

    • Jarrod

      Yeah its just a shame the htc phones have so many issues holding signal. Im on my third htc phone and had them on two different carriers. Not to mention stuff closing all the times.

      • Anonymous

        so far i havent had any bad experience with htc. i currently have the sensation, i upgraded from the mytouch 3g which i had for about 2 years.

        • Anonymous

          Not even fluctuating sound? maybe incredibly low sound?

        • Anonymous

          no problems at all. hopefully it will stay that way forever. ive always been a big fan of sense over stock android, right now im loving and enjoying my sensation.

        • jarjon76

          I’ve had HTC phones for years. I’ve had the SDA (LOVED that phone), Dash, G1, and now the Sensation. I still have the G1 as a backup and it still works perfectly after 2 years. Never had major problems with any of those phones, and any minor problem I had was remedied via online research.

          I’ve had the Sensation for about 2 months now and I LOVE it. I didn’t like the stock battery’s short life span between charges, but an extended battery took care of that problem. I’ve had no sound issues, no screen leaking, or any of the other issues I’ve seen reported online. HTC has treated me well over the years.

      • Anonymous

        I know what you mean.  I’ve having this problem since December with the MT4G. – 4 replacements, 3 sim cards, everything tech support wants me to do and still no reason why its happening.

        • TMD Photo

          We never had issues with HTC phones. I have a G2 that has worked perfectly from the start (even my Z hinge has worked great all this time). We still have our G1, running CM5, and my wife uses it on a daily basis, as it covers her needs just fine. Both hold signal great, and both have withstood rigorous uses. HTC has earned my loyalty for pushing their hardware to the limit and supporting the phones to the best of their ability.

        • 98clru

          Supporting phones to the best of their ability? Research the hero. Very late into the one update they did, no second update despite it meeting specs given by google. iOS has been updated on all iphones except the very first up to 4 at least, haven’t checked on 5 but 4 sounds good compared to the support android has given, I don’t expect that for android but not supporting a phone still being sold I think is lame.

  • jon

    I could understand some frustration here, but haven’t we all learned our lesson by now??? Why are people so upset at this news? I understood a year/year and a half ago, but by now all these manufacturers have built reputations (whether good or bad) when it comes to updates. The Nexus line is the only guarantee with updates (unless the hardware is just too outdated as we have seen with the N1). HTC has built a solid rep from the jump and that rep has mostly to do with the G1. We G1 owners were constantly needing updates just to get things to function properly…Am I the only one that remembers the “RC” updates and a time when Bluetooth didn’t even work? Motorola and LG come in dead last in my opinion. They are only interested in pumping out “one-offs” that grab a niche market (that niche being people who don’t give a rats behind about updates and buy phones for form factor and for what the software can do right then)….The lesson here kids is buy a device that you are happy with RIGHT NOW and don’t buy a device based on hopes and dreams of updates..it’s a lesson I learned long ago…

  • BigMixxx

    DAMN….DAMN….DAMN, James…
    Now I have to get rid of my g2x….but Imma keep it…

    • Silk7412

      That why i’m ” kid dy no mite” for still rocking my G2.Back in the day i had a goldstar tv and the thing almost caught fire and i said” never will i buy from them again. Before i buy anything i do research. When i found out LG was goldstar all i could see is my new g2x smoking!!!” So i passed and i’ll pass on the new samsung nexus. trust me-its going to have problems!!

      • DetroitTechnoFan

        Odd. I’ve owned a Goldstar microwave for the past 11 years now and it’s still kicking.
        *knocks on wood… HARD!*

        (Yeah, last time I trumpeted the reliability of a leaf blower, five minutes into using it, the thing started sparking)

    • Chad

      Hahaha I like the GoodTimes reference here.

  • 4GLTE

    I learned my lesson with android phones. only by from the source which is Google Nexus. VERIZON WIRELESS HERE I COME :-)

  • M7

    I do not understand what is the big fuss about?  From what I hear, the G2X runs great on CM7 rom, so stop worrying about lack of support from LG/Tmobile and go to http://www.cyanogenmod.com/ and get the latest version of CM7.

  • Ginkster

    how is this news?  lg hasn’t said a thing about it, you’re just making it up so you have something to write about.

  • LG did the samsung mistake with the Behold 2 it seems like companies are just either too stupid or too cheap to spend money on their old devices. I think google is fucking up first the nexus one now it seems companies are going crazy of figuring out  how to install ICS to their devices.

    • Samsung is doing this with all there phones not just the Behold II. They did it with the Galaxy S (They upgraded 2.1 to 2.2 but they are most likely not going to put 2.3 on it. If they were they wouldn’t of released the Exhibit 4g II with it before the Galaxy S update). They will do it whenever a new version of Touchwiz is released. They can make an argument that with each new interface the phone changes and becomes something the person who bought it is either unfamiliar with and confused or something that is not what they paid for. In reality though they are adding new features and since they can’t charge for updates they just don’t make them. 
       Also they don’t want to put old touchwiz on new a OS version that has a newer version of touchwiz. That requires twice the work to do a port. It’s going to be weird to see what happens with the Galaxy S II though since Ice Cream is going to be an extreme change for visuals of the OS. So will they upgrade it or not we will see. 

      (also the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus don’t count since they are more Google phones then anything)

      • Anonymous

        Once again.  The international Galaxy S i9000 has long been updated to 2.3.  The states are slacking.

        Your right Samsung is going to introduce an entirely new Touch Wiz and that will cause further delay.  Lets just hope it has already been in the works and they weren’t waiting on ICS.

        • I’m sure carriers are not planning to update devices that are year old. I just bought a GSII but I dont plan to keep it more than a year and I’m jumping to WP7 especially when google did my Nexus One bad like this.

    • Anonymous

      Google isn’t messing up nor did they with the N1 the Ram and Rom internal space is so poor in comparison. N1 got all the updates it needed google only promised updates up to 18 months of the devices life. When the GN releases as well as Android 4.0 it’ll be 22 months since N1’s and Eclairs release. That’s reasonable as whoever got a contracted N1 is now eligible for a full upgrade.

  • My2Cents

    No surprise for me.  The G2X is a defective phone that should have been recalled from the start.  I feel bad for my wife, she was out of town on business and the phone wouldn’t boot up for her at all even with the battery taken out.  So I had to instruct her on how to hard reset the phone.  This plus the battery issues, the phone shutting down while charging, bad reception. Everything about this phone is terrible.

    I know nothing is perfect, but seriously this is bad. I hate to say never again.. but at this point I can’t see myself buying anything else from LG ever again.

  • BigMixxx

    apprently there is a tweet from Ken Hong of LG saying that’s not their official statement…

  • David Rose

    Yeah, this is ridiculous We got less than 1 update as the GB update is a complete sham and now they are dropping this load of crap on us? LG has officially burned the bridge and I’ll never buy another product from them. I paid full price for this thing and I did not get my value out of it. Time to wait patiently for the Galaxy Nexus 

  • Meagan

    If this first duo core mobile was so bad, why did anyone keep it past their allowed return date?

    If I have a problem with a new mobile (or any product), I won’t keep it, and complain about it later…

    I love my Tmo Store reps who whisper, AVOID THIS MOBILE, when they know a mobile (I am looking to purchase) has way too many returns and should not be on the floor in the first place.

    • David Rose

      Early adopters, like myself who had it a week before it was supposed to ship for the the pre-order people and who were talked into keeping it for the magical update that was supposed to resolve all of our woes didn’t really have much of an opportunity to know how bad it would get, 14 days is the drop in a bucket and my issues didn’t start creeping in till about 3 weeks when it started having reboot fits.

  • LG didn’t you just post a loss for the 3rd quarter?….And the main reason was that your mobile phone division did not live up to expectations right?  Here is your chance to step the f@#K up to the plate….Because I promise you that if you choose to go down the less innovative road and burn us (consumers) who purchased your products WE WILL speak with our wallets…..LG you need to take a proactive stance on innovation and updates…Samsung finally did, especially when they hired Mr. Cyanogen….You have a whole community of people willing to do this for you….I promise you the bad publicity and lack of sales will cost you way more than if you would just do right by us who bought the G2X and dealt with its flaws.  Its your move LG….and while you think about what to do…we will fire up the old online petition engine and twitter #LGNeverAgain hashtags….

  • Khamikaze

    Nice job, LG / @LGUSAMobile ! You have just created The Angriest Mob… #LgAngriestMob

    Promote Hash Tag: #LgAngriestMob

  • Anonymous

    “We will not be introducing Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich updates on LG Optimus 2X P990”
    ^ This says nothing about the P999 (G2x). This was posted on the INDIAN Facebook page. The 2X P990 is still on FroYo so how about we wait until there is actual word from LG/T-Mobile about this before creating an angry mob.

    • Khamikaze

      OK, change the Hash Tag to: #OccupyLg !
      LG, show commitment to G2x or give us our money back!

      • Damiza88

        I know right or sumthing in return for the bad experience because for me LG would be my last phone company I would get

    • Anonymous

      And it was a struggle to get Gingerbread onto the G2x.  You gotta wonder why the 2X got stuck on FroYo and I can imagine it would be more of a challenge for them to put ICS on it(or the G2x).  

      But your right we are conclusion jumping.

      • Anonymous

        The Optimus 2X uses LG’s overlay instead of it being a “stock experience” like the G2x. I’m sure that has a lot to do with it, or at the very least, their excuse.
        There’s no reason the G2x couldn’t be upgraded, it’s more than capable. 

  • Joeybutts

    Another reason why Google needs to learn product control.  These OEM’s ruin the experience.  Just make the damn OS kernals available to all capable devices and let the OEM’s scramble to make their skins backwards compatible.

  • Anonymous

    No worries because Cyanogen 8.x will have all of that tasty Ice Cream Sandwich goodness inside the G2X.

  • Havoktek

    SOOOOOOooooo

    Not angry at all….Here’s why
    A.) Not impressed with ICS, definitely not the Os to “Rule them all”
    B.) I’m banking on Dev’s not LG nor TMO..Google did there Job and got ICS out.
    C.) Blame NVIDIA for there flaky driver design. If the Atrix 2 gets ICS..Best believe it’s possible.

    Best believe that if ANY NVIDIA chipped phone gets it….the G2X “could” get it. LG has flaky code too but it’s been stomped on and is still being ripped apart.

    Magenta is headed for controlling their own destiny, so it would be smart of them to get this right with there high end phones. Yet then again we’re talkin’ about LG…This was there first foray into the smartphone big leagues…..What do you expect with firs run? I was mad at the beginning but I had my Vibrant to fall back on, so I waited till the phone reached some sort of stability…That’s when a Dev shines. So no worries here, CM can save the day!

    • Anonymous

      First, the Atrix 2 does not use a Tegra chipset. The Atrix does.

      Second; I agree with you. While it’s still likely we get an update from LG to ICS, the fact is it will suck just like every other software build (factory & upgrade alike) they have on the market.

  • Plankton

    Fools! THis is why David only buys iPhones. Listen to the man!!! Now we are subject to Simply Mobile pop up ads sanctioned by TMO news!

    I may start a blog for the disenfranchised. !!!!

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Will be a small blog because 99.9% of consumer users don’t know about nor give a rip about updates. That’s why carriers don’t provide updates, few people care about them.

      Don’t think that’s accurate:

      Stop 1000 people in a shopping mall who are using what looks to be an Android-based phone. Ask them to tell you what Android version they currently have on their phone. 999 of those people will give you a blank stare.

      Don’t think that’s accurate:

      See carrier and other studies showing that very, very few smartphone users use even half a phone’s main features. Most don’t use but a few. It is kind of like cable TV. Cable providers justify high prices by advertising you get 250 channels, for example, but all in the cable industry know that people tune in to less than 10 of the same channels.

      Don’t think that’s accurate:

      Ask 1000 people in the shopping mall what determines the picture-taking quality of digital camera. All will brighten up because they know this answer: “Why megapixels, of course, the higher the number the better.”

      Again, just like other things in the wireless industry, if getting updates was a critical factor to consumers when choosing which phone to buy, carriers and manufacturers would address and provide that capability. But only a few thousand geeks (out of the 1.3 billion annual phone purchasers) give a rip, so manufacturers and carriers don’t.

      And personally I think there’s an agreement between Google, the manufacturers and carriers that no one will go rogue, offering free Android updates (over the life of your contract term, for example).

  • Anonymous

    Damn!  And I just bought a G2X for $100.  Oh but wait.   ::drum roll:::   There is always XDA.   I’ve rooted ALL my Androids…. MT3Slide, MT4G, HD2(w6), G2, GS4G.   Only the G2 got a perfect update to GB, but learning how to root can give you an advantage over the next person.

    So if u still have your G2X go here [url]”http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1114″ Rooting T-mobile LG G2X[/url]   Read, read, read and ask questions.   

    • Anonymous

      Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    there is always XDA, Cyanogen and MIUI!   

  • MIke

    If it does not get the update by LG i will just Root.  :)

  • Phoneless

    who cares, g2x is a buggy device anyways crap !!

  • Jabombardier

    Whatever. Mine still works and i even figured iut how to stop the lag. So whatever to icecream sandwich because without fail i always upgrade every year.

  • No big surprise here, but LG and TMO can take this crappy phone and stick it up their collective a$$e$.

  • Bratty

    1. How many G2X devices did LG sell on Tmo?  Not a huge amount so they can pass on the updates as few are affected.
    2. How many people know that there is supposed to be an update? Again, not many unless you follow tech blogs.

    None of these reasons make not getting an update right but one of the downfalls of releasing new phones monthly is that some will get left behind. ICS still may come because the article mentioned intl phones, not G2X.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, when they were hyping this phone up as “Stock Android experience, therefore you can count on updates quick!!!” LG should just stop making Android phones and switch to WP7 because they lost any and all Android fans due to this flop. After seeing them flop with the G2X, how can you go and buy an LG phone?

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Google on average comes out with a new phone OS every four months. People either have to accept that practice, ignore the updates, and/or use a different OS.

    It is a fool’s errand to expect updates, complain about them and think that your complaints will motivate Google to act differently.

    Personally, I simply ignore the updates. What comes on the phone is what I get. My life is a lot less stressful by not getting all worked up over updates. If I want the latest Android version I will buy a phone that comes with it.

    Besides, it is a lot of work keeping up with Cupcake, Eclair, Donut, Frozen Yogurt, Gingerbread, and Ice Cream Sandwich. I have never known why one is better than the others and I have a lot more time to do other things because I don’t have to read up on version differences.

    I think I represent the typical user, people don’t know squat about the difference between 2.2, 2.3, and 4.0

    • Havoktek

      Dead to Rights IMNM, my wife is in the know and she still wouldn’t care about an update.
      She just want her phone to work……Sorry to say this, but as I sit here and type…she sees the SIRI on that Iphone deal……

      She said, the hell with ICS …That talking Google is a seller!!!! 
      What?!!! not Google…..

      So I say too, so what about not getting the update….give me a killer app!

    • Practicalreality

      Android phones have so many bugs that many customers are drooling in anticipation for the next update to make their beloved phone usable again.  It’s not fun having to factory wipe your phone every month and power cycle everyday just to make calls.  

      • Giraffe

        And my friend just turned in an iOS device he’s never jailbroken or subsidy unlocked because he had to reset it constantly to try to get the phone running properly.  It happens everywhere.

        • SAM

          I guess your friend is the only one. I have never heard of such problems with iOS (even though i am not an iOS fan). I really agree to the fact that iOS is a better OS than android in every field like power management, fluidity, user interface, music, and batterry life (almost double than that of android phones with same mAH batteries).

        • 98clru

          I took calls for att wireless.  There are lots of these types of complaints coming in.  With in a year apple/att did a decent job of standing behind their product but as with anything else complicated you had to have it replicated with a tech as a witness (ever go to a mechanic with a strange noise coming from your car? never does it with the tech…) With strict vetting of apps you would expect near perfection but last I knew iOS wasn’t.  Last I knew the iOS couldn’t truly multitask which would make power management a lot easier.  

    • None

      Sometimes people would like the update to “make the phone actually work” — so you do not have to do a battery pull three times a week

      • Giraffe

        an OS update isn’t the solution, a ROM update is – and that’s fair to ask of a manufacturer.  With all of the buzz that Android needs to constantly update OS, is it any surprise that the ROM updates that increase stability aren’t priority?  Hmm…

        • fitz

          This sucks. I rooted my G2X to C-Mod 7 becuse Gingerbread was taking to long, but that did not solve the need to do a battery pull twice a week. I then went back to stock Gingerbread in September hoping that LG would have fixed the issue.. Duh!, I guess I bought a brick!

      • Sam

        I totally agree with you. I have to keep pulling out my battery from G2x because it would not respond to any thing I do.

        • Jabombardier

          Try the memory booster app. It worked for me.

  • Ash

    The G2x is not exactly the same as the optimus. Tmo has the vanilla Android experience which makes it much more likely to get upgraded to ics. Now the optimus T and the clones on the other carriers will not get ics I bet but those are not even close to the same as the g2x.

    • 98clru

      Optimus t/s/v never got the gingerbread update promised by LG. I wouldn’t believe any promises made by any manufacturer. The main reason I went with the g2x (and incurred a big ETF to do it) was due to the specs that means it will be updatable even if not due to official manufacturer updates.

      • the optimus s did get 2.3

        • And I we all know how well that one turned out.

        • 98clru

          I’m so glad I missed it.  I had rooted the phone which probably kept it from updating if it had been on. I switch to tmo and the g2x at the end of august so no longer followed the optimus s but have it for the transition/ipod touch type thing. 

          I am much happier with the g2x, no major issues, and have enough memory to not have to constantly u the worst disappeared after I dropped the power control widget, stability/lag much better.

          don’t know how or why a simple widget would cause instability/lag but glad I caught the post that tipped me off to it.

          It only took LG 10 months and it was botched but they do deserve credit (?) for keeping their word.  I guess after this update we should be glad ICS is likely off the table.

      • It’s not vanilla Android. That’s another TMO lie.

  • Jabombardier

    It is funny how people complain about getting updates when there hasn’t been any major changes to jump about.

    • Giraffe

      But iOS 5.0 has… siri!  wait, I’ve had voice searching with google this entire time, and have had no use for siri’s conversational style.  Hmm… But it’s an update, yaaaaaay!

      • Sam

        Well it you take a good look at LG G2X, it does need an update. I don’t care whether it is ICS or not, but it has multiple bugs that are very annoying. I bought LG G2X and now i hear that there are no further updates (ICS or bug fixes) I think the phone is useless to me because i am tired of it.

        • Jabombardier

          I have it also. I had few to no bugs and the bugs i had were far and few in between. After Gingerbread, i got a couple of restarts and slow and freezing performance. Problem? Ram was being used up. Solution? Kill apps running in the background. Since then, my G2X is rumning smooth like butter. Hate the gimgerbread camera but don’t see myself any longer upgrading.

      • None

        Siri isn’t part of ios5. Please know your topic of discussion prior to making an ass of yourself.

        • Giraffe

          Oh, so wait, ios5 can’t even be credited for Siri?  Looks like it IS an update for pretty much nothing.

          You’ve activated my trap.  Good day sir.

        • Giraffefailsasatroll

          Your trap?  please.  You were uninformed, made a baseless claim… and got called out.

          I’m no fanboy, but it’s obvious you’re just an idiot.

          iOS updates include new messaging features, notifications, quick links off the lock screen, find my iPhone, cloud storage options and folder creation in many applications…

          I guess it’s just an update for ‘pretty much’ nothing, though.

  • Wow, just wow. Elop was right, customization will be the downfall of android. I bought my wife a G2X thinking it can support at least a few more updates but I barley got one! (2.3) this is the last time I buy an android, all future phones from now on will be windows or apple. This crossing your fingers and hoping for an update has got to come to end. Btw, that also includes all full stock android os phones. An unpolished os does not deserve my money.

    • Jabombardier

      3 months for the G2X to get gingerbread aftee debut is pretty quick. I don’t call barely getting an update.

  • Hamburger12453

    although it does annoy me that G2X might not get the update, the g2x is a wonderful device all around, albeit i did root mine and i am running a custom rom, it is blazing fast, it is not the platform that’s the issue its the fact that android phones range from the original droid to the mytouch, forcing one operating system to work on all these different phones has to be a pain. And secondly i have owned an optimus T as well and i thought it was  a very good device as well, no more could be asked for for that price

  • Omgdudethatsucks

    The G2x sucks.  Those with working units just got lucky.  

    That fat POS definitely is not worth a software update.  Move on. 

    • Giraffe

      Post Gingerbread update, I know two good friends of mine that love their G2xs… I’m glad it was worth a software update then, but we’ll see if it’s worth a software update now.

      Also, I personally know I would immediately purchase a phone if I knew it was to receive Android updates for two years consistently, even if it meant that I was going for lower specs/needed to pay more for the device.  How about you all?

      • Anonymous

        well if u would buy a phone immediately if the phone was supported that long then getting the google phones will be ur best bet. so i would go with the nexus s or the galaxy nexus which should be an awesome device. 

      • Blackcat3119

        Well gettin my amaze today. I don’t know about 2 years, its a long time, but, doing a lot of research I know HTC has a rep for taking care of their customers. Sure the screen is not AMOLED. And the phone is expensive, I’m ok with that. I’ve tried it at tmo store, its all class. This is off topic but for the last 7 years I’ve bought all my phones from tmo, always had good luck. Was thinkin of gettin the amaze from online, wirefly would save me $. Its not like I HAVE to have the phone today. There’s other sellers, best buy etc. I’m talkin only about the ones who have direct contract with tmo. ???

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    LG’s announcement that the G2X will not be getting ICS is consistent with what I posted four months ago. In searching my computer for what I said back then here is what I found.
    ____________________

    TEM STACK:  ItsMichaelNotMike
    DATE POSTED: 2011-07-07  13:50:18
    UPDATED: 2011-07-07  13:53:12
    SOURCE OF CONTENT: Reuters press services
    ITEM IS IN: Main Group
    SWITCHES: Text 2,714 chars; 428 words:  Rich text N;  Image switch T

    “This (Reuters) article is most interesting and revealing.  Perhaps this explains why the G2X is having problems and dragging its feet on updates…”

    ‘Reuters – LG Electronics Inc., the South Korean firm and the third-largest phone maker globally by volume, Thursday (July 7, 2011) said it was unable to predict a turnaround time for the phones unit, which has reported four consecutive quarterly losses. LG slashed its sales targets on Thursday, as it struggles to break into the fiercely-competitive smartphone market.

    The next few quarters are going to be brutal. Nokia and Blackberry maker RIM are cutting prices and margins to stem eroding market share while others such as Samsung see a window of opportunity to grab share. It’s a storm that will undoubtedly result in some high-profile casualties.’
    ____________________

    Since providing handset updates is costly to a manufacturer (testing, setting up and implementing the update process, tech support when things go wrong, etc.) my assumption is that LG simply did not want to pay for the G2X to get updated, especially if LG is suffering money problems.

    And since only the truly geeky care about updates, LG saw no reason to incur the expense if the update to ICS would go unappreciated and probably unnoticed by those who kept the G2X despite its “lemon” status.

    • Kevin Stanislawski

      Hahaha “Only the truly geeky care about updates.”

      Hahaha LG is so dumb and doesn’t even think once about their customers. Wasn’t that their bloody TARGET MARKET for the phone, the truly geeky???? I maen, that’s why I bought the thing! Ignorant company.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        I don’t know if it is a matter of not caring. It is simply quite costly to provide updates every few months. And that’s what it takes to keep users updated, providing new Android iterations every four months. (Since T-Mobile got Android, on the G1, Google on average has come out with a new version of Android every four months. IMO that’s ridiculous.)

  • None

    Jesus people… you ever think it might just be that android is not all that good?  I do not need 75 flashlight apps…So I think it may be time to move on over to another OS.  If they (whoever *they* may be) cannot keep a phone in the current updates 6-8 months after release, there is a problem in someone’s business model.  Yet most of you continue to wade into the android pool over and over.

    • Giraffe

      Strange, it seems to work for Microsoft.

    • jesus, go to bgr.com ifan boy. You should root your android device anyways. I love me some g2x. Going to be rocking some ics in no time. 

      • None

        I actually meant Windows Phone.

    • Like what…Windows Phone 7? I guess it’s OK if you like retarded interfaces and minimal Mac support.

  • great, make a dual core phone for a single core supported OS and not update to a dual core supported OS. Just great..

  • Grooveoriented

    Well I guess this thread proves smart phones aren’t for dumb people. TMonews on the other hand…

  • Kelly

    Looks like it’s time to change carriers and go with the iphone 4s…. That was the one thing I was holding out for. 

  • Andy MacGillvray

    I heard that the statement was retracted

  • Kevin Stanislawski

    There is absolutely no reason to own a G2x that isn’t rooted. If you do and it’s not rooted–stop torturing yourself, honestly. Just go install Cyanogenmod 7. You’ll love your life so much better. It already even has a few features that ICS is introducing (swipe to get rid of notifications, etc.)

    I mean this bugs the hell out of me because what kind of dick company does this to consumers that put faith in their products, but whatever. If they want to send out the message that their shit sucks balls and even they don’t care about it themselves–they can go nuts cuz that’s one hell of a marketing campaign. 

    G2x made me swear of LG smartphones–once this hardware gets old, I’ll never go back. ‘Life’s Good’ my brown star.

    • Jabombardier

      Many reasons to own a non rooted G2X. One is that it woks very well after the gingerbread update.

      • /mel

        ………….also, I would think you would lose the WiFi Calling

        • Robert Turner

          not true

  • Guest

    CM9 for the win

    • cant wait, maybe it’ll be a very nice xmas present ;)

  • zps

    my g2x is great post gingerbread.  free hot-spotting for the win!

  • My G2x is a great phone. I guess I was lucky. I love the vanilla clean feel, No Sense or TouchWiz slowing me down. Bummer about ICS but jelly beans will be a nice upgrade.   

    • If it wont officially get ICS then I doubt it’ll officially get JB.

      That said, I love my g2x and I’m glad I rooted it. I’m sure the CM team will get ICS on the g2x no problem.

      As for jelly bean, just don’t even talk about it, it’s way too far off.

  • Bob

    Glad I never chose to go with one of these and stayed with the Nexus, it had the worst build quality I have ever seen in a phone.

    • Beauty91805

      The Nexus isn’t even getting ICS from what I’ve read.

  • Velociraptor

    This article needs to be updated since LG responded that it is still testing ICS on O2x and G2x.
    http://androidandme.com/2011/10/news/lg-will-not-bring-ice-cream-sandwich-to-optimus-2x-g2x/

  • Riodejaneiro

    trash…trash…trash life is never good with lg !!! 

  • Kevin

    Someone please tell me the Headline of this Article is a TYPO “LG G2X May Not Get Ice Cream Sandwich”. I’m not even going to read this Article to spoil my day. smh

  • dgarra

    Wait, did you guys really reference the O2X as the same thing as the G2X? The O2X is a skinned phone that still runs Froyo, G2X is a vanilla phone thats on Gingerbread.  That’s terrible reporting.

    Anyway as everybody knows by now, LG announced the O2X will be getting ICS. No word on the G2X yet.

  • Bill Kelly

    Buying the G2x is the biggest reason I can find to root your phone. The stock version of 2.2 AND 2.3 blew. If it weren’t for better ROMs this phone would be utter crap, but since I’ve known that since 5/11 I’m not really surprised. Now all I have to wait for is a CM 8 for the phone so I can get my ICS on!

  • Bill Kelly

    Buying the G2x is the biggest reason I can find to root your phone. The stock version of 2.2 AND 2.3 blew. If it weren’t for better ROMs this phone would be utter crap, but since I’ve known that since 5/11 I’m not really surprised. Now all I have to wait for is a CM 8 for the phone so I can get my ICS on!

  • Zbuarabia

    i was so excited when i bought my g2x but now 2 month later i just want to smash it. It alwasy shuts off by itself while charging. And i dont recieve all the text messages that are being sent to me. Does any1 else have this problem?

    • Beauty91805

      I too had that problem but learned if I cleaned my phone out every so often it will work just fine. Clear out your call log, text messages, web history, cache, etc. Take care of your phone. :)

  • Beauty91805

    I can’t believe how many problems everyone had with their phones, my G2X has been working just fine with me. I guess the only thing I can complain about is the uncertainty of whether or not we will be receiving ICS. :(