LG Optimus 2X users will be excited to know that the Ice Cream Sandwich update has started to roll out for their handsets. According to a post on XDA, the Ice Cream Sandwich firmware V30a is the official version for the European users of LG’s former flagship smartphone and this indicates that LG is broadening the reach of Android 4.0.
With this update, users should now witness improved performance along with a range of the latest Google apps to the smartphone as well. These applications include the likes of Google Chrome, Gmail and Google Calendar.
For those in the dark, LG had announced the Optimus 2X last year and it even earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s First Dual Core Smartphone to officially make it to the shelves for general public. Since then, owners of the smartphone have been left in the dark whether their devices will be treated with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or not. The last bit of information prior to this was in August when LG tweeted stating Korean users of the LG Optimus 2X would start receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich update.
Elegant, but a little heavy
According to an earlier report by GSMArena, “LG Optimus 2X users must be getting sea sick of all the back and forth - LG committed to upgrading its former flagship to Android 4.0 ICS nearly a year ago, then there was a delay and then LG Canada tweeted that the update just won't happen.” It goes on to state that it could be just the Canadian users of the smartphone who would not receive the update. With this tweet by LG, we know that at least in Korea, the Optimus 2X users will receive an upgrade to Android 4.0.
The report goes on to state, “The ICS update for the Optimus 2X was targeted at some time in Q3, so LG still has a month and a half. It seems that the LG Optimus 3D P920 will also be getting in on the ICS update action, but we couldn’t find a reference to the Optimus Black (which was also denied an update by LG Canada).”
The Optimus 2X, earlier known as the Star, has a bunch of other cool features as mentioned below:
- 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU
- 512MB RAM
- 4-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480
- Google Android 2.2 Froyo, upgradeable to 2.3 Gingerbread (and ICS as per the latest update)
- 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
- FullHD video camera, 080p videos at 24fps and 720p videos at 30fps
- 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
- GPS with A-GPS support
- HDMI-out port
- 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA support, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
- HSDPA 10.2Mbps
The LG Optimus 2X is currently discontinued in India and if one is really desperate to get it, they can try purchasing it online for a price of Rs. 19,990.
Read our review of the LG Optimus 2X here.
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