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.

      • http://twitter.com/sulu600 Steve Park

        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.

  • http://twitter.com/Danerisms 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.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ONDU3ICZY5ZMA2LNECW66CVPIM All About Me

      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..

  • http://twitter.com/NCSUgrad204 Rodger Seabrook

    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.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/sungc1 Sung Cho

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/josemedina1983 Jose Medina

    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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mark.schroeder1 Mark Schroeder

      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.

        • http://twitter.com/josemedina1983 Jose Medina

          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.

  • http://twitter.com/Vision77 Vision77

    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).