By now we’ve heard from HTC and Samsung as far as updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich are concerned, but LG has been pretty quiet on that front up until now. We figured that LG would keep the updates for their high-end Optimus handsets, and that seems to be the case. Of course, LG has said they will “continue to evaluate” other handsets to see if they will get updated, but for now it’s looking like only Optimus devices will be getting the latest and greatest software.
As far as phones go, here’s what LG has to say:
“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.”
It’s no surprise that LG goes out of their way to make the distinction of “phones released this year,” just to make sure that they’ve got their lines drawn in the sand. Based on the statement it at least sounds like LG is trying to get other handsets updated, but whether or not it actually happens is anyone’s guess. We’ll just have to wait and see. And, hey, if you’ve got one of the Optimus handsets named above, then at least you’ve got a major OS upgrade to look forward to, right?