LG Confirms Ice Cream Sandwich For International Smartphones, No Word On US Based Variants

LG took to Facebook this morning and announced that four of its smartphones will receive the update to Ice Cream Sandwich. The top four devices just so happen to be LG’s top four smartphones in the form of the Optimus 2X, Optimus Black, Optimus 3D and Optimus LTE. While the timing for the upgrade schedule has yet to be determined, the moment we caught this we wondered what about their US handsets?

With the T-Mobile G2x being the US variant of the Optimus 2x we hope that this update also includes the international counterparts of LG’s top four devices. Hoping to get a more concrete answer we pinged LG on Facebook and received a generic noncommittal response, but our hopes are high considering the Optimus 2x is on this list. We’ll just have to wait and see.

LG’s message from this morning on Facebook:

LG confirms today that the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS will be initially available for the following high-end LG smartphones which were introduced this year: the Optimus 2X, the Optimus Black, the Optimus 3D and the Optimus LTE. We are also continuing to evaluate the ICS OS to determine whether it is compatible with the functionality, features and performance of other LG smartphones to make the ICS OS available on as many LG smartphones as possible.

In December this year, the forthcoming upgrade schedule and additional specific models for the ICS OS upgrade will be posted on our LG Mobile Global Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LGMobile) and on our local LG websites. Please stay tuned for more updates from LG.

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  • Anonymous

    Ahhh David best of luck getting this info.. I have a bad feeling though 

  • Sbarney

    Please, please, please pursue them on the G-Slate as well. It’s so lost and forgotten and could really help Tmo if it was known to be due for an upgrade.

  • Izzybrexx

    Lol I never even received my gbread ota!…tried the LG site version n froze my phone.smh!..

  • TrashG2x

    What is G2x?? Lol… The device I broke 2 months ago?

  • TrashG2x

    Correcting–”device” for “thing”

  • Jwicks82

    Just wait to developers over at xda or rootzwiki port ics. Root your g2x and install. I’m not saying to root every android device but rooting your g2x is the only way to go in my opinion. You don’t have to wait for t-mobile or lg to give us something that’s widely available to other devices.

  • juicebox

    And this is why I chose my Android phone very carefully. Because companies like this one take long for updates. One should not have to root their Android phone to obtain the latest version of Android. Unfortunately, this is the case people face. Professionally, it’s rubbish. We have to turn to others to upgrade a supposedly great product. It is companies like this one that give Android a bad image. 

    Please note: Android is awesome. The phone manufacturers aren’t.

  • fixxmyhead

    so that piece of shit single core optimus black get ICS while the G2x dual core and higher specs  doesnt  get ICS O_o ?

  • http://twitter.com/RudyFlyer4 CJ

    I think it is fair to say LG does a better job on Kitchen Appliances and Laundry equipment then Phones! Grr I really like the company.

  • Lupon

    Why wouldn’t LG update the G2x if they’re updating the O2x? Aren’t they the same phones anyways, just different basebands and such?

  • francisco sanchez

    G2x will receive an update.  it has no custom UI like the other phones. 

    • john

      I’m with ya on that one. The O2x has LG’s custom UI whereas the G2x doesn’t. My opinion and logic tells me that it will be a hell of a lot easier to update vanilla android rather than a skinned version. If LG were smart, they should update the G2x first as a “trial”, if u will, just to see how smoothly it will run on the device, then roll it out to the skinned devices. No doubts in my mind they wont update the US version.

  • http://www.ringcentral.com/phone-service/index.html Phone Service

    Why does it takes so long for Phone Manufacturers to update their OS’? especially android phones. They better do something to keep up with Apple.

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    No dessert for us? come on now!

  • me yo

    I wonder if the gslate will be part of the ice cream sandwich love???

  • http://profiles.google.com/gscholton Graham Scholton

    I won a t-mobile G-Slate a few months back and have to say that LG is crap when it comes to supporting their devices as well as the developers. I am a loyal Nexus guy for a reason and there is a reason the only reason I have this thing is because I won it in a contest. There is no developer support for it since LG pissed everyone off by locking the bootloader without telling anyone. There isn’t even a thread for it on XDA. In addition to this, I still have market 1.0 on the thing and it is on Honeycomb 3.1 when everyone else is on either 3.2 or 3.2.1. I will never buy an LG product for the rest of my life. Samsung, Asus, and SE are by far the best android manufacturers if you actually want to do anything with your device.