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Way back in November, LG took to Facebook to announce that its high-end handsets would be receiving an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, that was eight months ago. A lot can change in that time. Now, LG Canada's twitter account is saying that the Optimus 2X will not be upgraded, and that LG's previous comment on the subject was a "general statement issued from HQ."

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Of course, it's a little hard to understand how "the LG Optimus 2X will receive an upgrade to ICS" could be interpreted as a "general statement". We've reached out to LG for comment and will update as soon as we hear more. Hopefully it is simply a mistake on the part of LG's Twitter account. Unfortunately, in the Android world, it's become imprudent to bet on the update.

Source: Twitter

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Jake
    • erikiksaz

      If LG has churned out an ICS upgrade for any of their older phones then what you posted might be noteworthy. Unless I'm wrong, I'm pretty sure that they have not released an ICS update for for first gen phones, so this time the weak point in the link is LG, not the carrier.

  • Jake
  • fixxmyhead

    sad that the first dual core phone even get ics but then again what do u expect from LG

  • Thomas

    By the time LG is done with the update we won't be relying to antiquated technology like "smartphones" anyway.

  • onpoint G

    Sometimes you have to realize, when you hear who will make these devices you can't count on an updates, the one rule when it comes down to timely updates...If you want to get updates you need to buy____________ (ya'll can finish the sentence)

    • mduran1023

      I did this... exactly. Dropped my G2x for a Nexus. Next step: kick Verizon to the curb and buy straight from Google.

      • onpoint G

        Good choice I will make that leap when the next Nexus drops

  • Nick Thai

    Go F yourself LG

  • Aleebaan

    So this literally means the 2x never got an update? I mean you can't count the GB update because GB had been out for months by the time the phone was released.

  • jusatin

    Could be the same deal as with my lg Optimus Black P970, the fault is in TI, not LG, they don't provide drivers or codecs or somthing like that which is needed to update to ICS :/

    • chris125

      2x uses tegra processor not ti

  • http://twitter.com/Pascalwb Pascal

    This message is like virus :D, it is only for Canada, LG still plan update http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1347118&page=287, LG Korea andwer on twitter. Still LG no more, but this is only for Canada

  • http://twitter.com/5011 Alex Irvine

    I've asked LG in my country (New Zealand) for comment, and they gave me the same "we're looking in to it" line that everyone (except Canada) seems to be getting.

    I'm running Android 4.0.4 on an old 2.6.32.55 kernel, and it's very stable and smooth.. but I can't help wondering how good it would be with hardware accelerated video and a working video camera.

  • mister Piglet

    Any news from LG?

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