Some LG Android phones to get Android 4.0 upgrade

If you own an Android-based smartphone made by LG and have been wondering if your phone will get the Android 4.0 (or Ice Cream Sandwich if you prefer) upgrade, wonder no longer. LG's official Facebook page has posted up a list of which phones will get the upgrade to the newest version of the mobile operating system from Google.

The phones themselves will get the Android 4.0 upgrade sometime in the second or third quarter of 2012, depending on the smartphone model. In the second quarter (April-June) LG says the Android 4.0 upgrade will be applied to "... the LG Optimus LTE, Prada phone by LG 3.0, the LG Optimus 2X, the LG Optimus Sol, the LG my Touch Q and the LG Eclipse."

The third quarter (July-September) is scheduled to bring the Android 4.0 update to these LG phones: " ... the LG Optimus 3D, the LG Optimus Black, the LG Optimus Big, the LG Optimus Q2 and the LG Optimus EX."

You can expect to see more announcements of this type to be made by other Android-based smartphone makers in the weeks ahead. As we reported a few days ago, Samsung has already admitted the Android 4.0 update won't be applied to the original Galaxy S smartphone or the first version of the Galaxy Tab tablet.

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Not just LG but a lot of phone manufacturers are going against the contract with Google to make sure that they support the phones with updates for 18 months (I think it was 18 months) Google has been trying to push more and more manufacturers to keep newer versions of the OS on their phones however, there has been a lot of resistance because Manufactures want the phones to feel dated to get people to buy a newer handset.

the reason ios can get rolled out is because its all the same hardware, same with windows phone all the same or very similar hardware specs, now android has so many specs so many variations so many diff cpu types tht it should take forever to port

DKAngel said,
the reason ios can get rolled out is because its all the same hardware, same with windows phone all the same or very similar hardware specs, now android has so many specs so many variations so many diff cpu types tht it should take forever to port

keep the fragmentation coming, Google

tester.br said,
keep the fragmentation coming, Google

Who cares about fragmentation? Oh look the operating system on my phone is marginally different to yours. Imagine if the operators refused to use android, and everyone had totally different operating systems. We wouldn't be able to communicate with each other... oh wait we would, because it really doesn't matter.

Minor fragmentation is not a concern or a problem to the average user of a phone.

chago12 said,
knowing LG, by second or third quarter of 2012 they really mean third quarter of 2015

sad, but true. They promised Gingerbread for Optimus 2x early June, we got it first week of November.

Great! My Optimus Black it's listed. However I do not believe in these dates. Blacks still has Froyo. I had to root it in order to get Honeycomb.

Out of all the Android users I know (and there are quite a few), there is only 1 out of that group that really cares or gives a flying **** about having the latest OS. And he roots his phone and finds a way to get it on there. When i told my gf about ICS, her primary concern was "will I have to re-learn my phone?" she was somewhat relieved when I said that it was highly unlikely her EVO was going to get any update to ICS. Similar stories with other folks that I know.

All that being said, I love my iPhone and for me Apple's ability to push updates in timely manners across multiple providers is part of the reason I like the platform. Microsoft has handled themselves well with Windows Phone updates too.

Windows Phone 8 and iOS 6 will be out and in widespread use before Android 4.0 lol. Infact Android 5.0 will probably be out before 4.0 is in widespread use, keep the fragmentation coming, Google.

funkydude said,
Windows Phone 8 and iOS 6 will be out and in widespread use before Android 4.0 lol. Infact Android 5.0 will probably be out before 4.0 is in widespread use, keep the fragmentation coming, Google.

Google is not to be blamed if the manufacturers take that much time to deliver updates.

yowan said,

Google is not to be blamed if the manufacturers take that much time to deliver updates.

Part of the blame has to be on Google though. They should set up agreements where if you advertise a phone that has the Android OS (which Google owns the trademark) and want access to the Android Market then you must commit to timely updates.

7 - 8 months to just upgrade the OS is stupid. As other posters have mentioned, tech moves WAY too fast.

yowan said,

Google is not to be blamed if the manufacturers take that much time to deliver updates.

I guess Microsoft shouldn't be blamed for getting Mango on all their phones shortly after release.

Probably just an attempt to shore up flagging sales of certain LG smartphones which I'm happy to have given a miss.

If Android as a mobile OS needs to be 'ported' for each smartphone separately then it will fail sooner or later (will end up just as linux is now), people want the smartest the fastest NOW not after 6 months, who knows what will be out there then... if this remains the case for long I can bet IOS and WIN will be the only two that remain.

waqastariq said,
If Android as a mobile OS needs to be 'ported' for each smartphone separately then it will fail sooner or later (will end up just as linux is now), people want the smartest the fastest NOW not after 6 months, who knows what will be out there then... if this remains the case for long I can bet IOS and WIN will be the only two that remain.

What does Linux have to do with anything?

long time for an upgrade...you'd think an iphone 5 will be out by then with a new iOS rolled out to all cpmpat. devices at the same time