LG Now Claims ICS On Optimus 2X And G2X Still A Possibility.

  • October 30, 2011 9:32 am

After LG more or less confirmed that the T-Mobile G2X and Optimus 2X would not be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades, the tech world sort of erupted. Neither device is more than 8 months old — well within the 18-month upgrade window Google enacted (and an agreement LG was part of) — and both are plenty capable hardware wise.

It appears all is not yet lost. Androidandme is reporting that LG has contacted them to set the record straight. The new stance: “LG has not yet made a decision as to whether or not they will bring ICS to the Optimus 2X and G2X, and they are still testing ICS on said two phones.”

In short: when carriers/manufacturers mess with Android (such as the case with LG’s minor skin and included bloatware) it makes Android worse. Both of these phones wouldn’t have had delayed Gingerbread builds and an uncertain ICS future if LG wasn’t trying to be something that they’re not — software developers.

Via: AndroidandMe


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  • KCbluesmann

    They may not be obligated to update the G2x but what does that say about LG or T-mo for that matter. The “G” phones has T-mo’s name all over it. They did well with the G1, but so far they failed their customer base miserably with the G2x. Then again what does T-mo care, they have lost interest in the US market anyway. I think all of this should end up in court room somewhere. I think there needs to be much better agreements and tighter integration between the carriers, Google, and the phone manufactures. I love Android but Google needs to get this act cleaned up and now would be a great time to get it taken care of. 

    • http://www.gadgetsteria.com The Gadgeteur

      Agree there should be tighter integration.  But that’s part of the “open” problem.  All of the choice between carriers and manufacturers leads to less cohesiveness for the end user.

  • Sandro Antonucci

    is LG obligated to update it even if this phone was released before the 18-month update alliance was formed?

    • http://www.gadgetsteria.com The Gadgeteur

      Legally no.  But they made a strong commitment when the phone originally launched to keep them current.