Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich not coming to LG Optimus 2X?

Well, this doesn’t bode well for LG. Recently the handset-maker confirmed on Facebook that the Optimus 2X will not receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, even though it was only released in January of this year. This likely means that the T-Mobile G2X won’t be getting the update, either.

Back when we reviewed the Optimus 2X and T-Mobile G2X, we had very few negative things to say about the dual-core toting handsets. With the Optimus 2X being the first dual-core phone and managing to get itself into the Guinness Book of World Records, the future looked bright for the handset.

After a rather glowing review of the T-Mobile G2X, the problems began. Random reboots, or just shutting off in the middle of the night and weird bugs found throughout, even as a “stock Android” handset, it was easy to see that LG didn’t spend much time on squashing bugs. Or something. I’ve talked to multiple people with the handset, all saying they have experienced the same problem, yet the reasoning behind T-Mobile pulling the device from shelves was due to its popularity? Sounds fishy to me.

The one thing that we do love about the two handsets is NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor but we haven’t seen any sort of problems with other handsets that have the same CPU, so we can only assume these bugs are LG’s doing, or lack thereof. In a nutshell, buying the G2X was one of my most regretted phone purchases in the past two years. That said, I know I’ll only buy Nexus devices from here on out.

Even with the bugs found throughout the handsets, we’re still scratching our heads as to why these devices won’t be able to receive the Android 4.0 update. Could it be a lack of RAM needed to run smoothly? What’s the deal? Luckily, when LG announced that its mid-range Optimus devices wouldn’t be receiving the Gingerbread update, enough bitching changed its mind. Let’s hope the same thing happens this time around.

LG was likely expecting a shitstorm after this, and that’s likely what it will have on its hands for some time now.

So, Optimus 2X/T-Mobile G2X owners, you may need to wait for custom ROMs if you want a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. How do you feel about that?

[Via: AndroidAndMe]

  • angryoptimus2xowner

    oh my god im never buying an lg phone again these fucking rats is just robbing people for their money, i have been waiting for gingerbread the whole year and now this gtfooh

    • Anonymous

      I’m an Optimus 2X owner too and I can only advice you to flash a custom rom like Cyanogenmod 7.1 or sell this handset. I for my self flashed it and now it’s a great phone with always the newest android version ūüôā
      The hardware and quality is still great but I will never buy a smartphone from LG too.

  • Jose

    Its bullshit!!! They need to give peoples money back!!!!!

  • The problem with phones and Android is that the Android OS is not only so fragmented that no phone thats the best phone TODAY may be used in a year on the new version of the OS, but more so this is because Android has rapidly changed the standard for “What is hot” in phones hardware. What is HOT today and revolutionary, simply isnt tomorrow.¬†

    Now that we got the processor speeds down pat, 1Ghz and up standard, 1 Core, Dual Core and soon Quad Core are soon to be standard, as are AMOLED and Super LCD and qHD screens. Once Android has a SET MINIMUM hardware in the phones, those next updates from Android 4.0 to 4.2 etc will go smoother and in more phones.

    Dual Core and Quad Core should be standard with speeds FASTER than 1.2Ghz. 
    Super AMOLED, Super LCD and qHD screens should be standard.
    NFC should be standard
    4G should be standard (in ANY flavor)
    1GB ROM should be standard
    16GB Embedded or Removable storage should be standard.

    There..problem solved. Once that is the minimum for Android, then companies will be making higher end phones, and Android can work on them better. Even more so, is that Google can also work to make Android future versions to work WITHIN these hardware requirements for AT LEAST 2-3 major revisions.

  • Dusty

    The reason is simple, LG wants you to buy new phones. If updated OS releases were available for phones already bought, a lot of people including myself would probably be happy with what we got and have no craving for a new cell phone. Smart phone manufactures are catching on to the after market trading smartphone users often do on eBay or craigslist as well. 
    Where I see LG going wrong is with the bugs their phones have. If they aren’t going to get on board with new OS updates from google then they need to release updates of their own to address issues with their phones, because people are just going to get pissed and use their next upgrade for someone more reliable like¬†Samsung.

  • Jon Garrett

    So glad I returned by LG Thrill (which came with Froyo) within the 30 day period and got the Samsung Galaxy S2 (which came with Gingerbread) and I can expect to get ICS but according to Samsung Italy, I may have to wait until Q2 2012.

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