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LG says its smartphones will get Android 4.0

Ice Cream Sandwich will come
Wed Nov 02 2011, 14:27

SMILEY FACED FIRM LG has confirmed that its Optimus 2X smartphone will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) by denying claims that it won't.

The company has posted a statement on the Android ICS update on Facebook strongly stating that claims about its Optimus 2X handset not getting the upgrade are false. The news comes just a few days after it confirmed that its Optimus line of smartphones will be getting an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread this month.

LG Optimus screen

On its Facebook page, LG said, "LG firmly denies the rumours that claim LG will not be providing the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS update for the LG Optimus 2X. These rumours are NOT true. LG is currently in the process of planning the ICS OS update for the LG Optimus 2X as well as other LG high-end smartphones."

This comes after LG replied to a customer's question about the update on a different LG Facebook page. It said, "We will not be introducing Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich updates on LG Optimus 2X P990."

So it has effectively denied its own claim across its different Facebook pages

"Detailed information on the ICS OS update schedule for specific models will be announced, once the ICS OS is publicly released by Google. Please stay tuned for more updates from LG," it added.

Most of the comments on the Facebook post from users predict the update will take a number of months to arrive. One user said, "If it takes almost 12 months for them to make GB... it will probably take them 18 months to do a ICS."

When the firm announced the Gingerbread upgrade schedule it gave us a fairly vague statement explaining that it was 'reviewing' the latest version and hadn't made a decision. Today's Facebook post will come as a relief for Optimus 2X owners and makes an Android 4.0 ICS upgrade for the other Optimus phones a definite probability. The only remaining question is when. µ

 

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