Nov. 28, 2011 at 10:41 AM ET
LG has announced that the upcoming 4.0 upgrade to the Android mobile operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich, will be available on several of its 2011 handsets in the Optimus line, but has yet to share the upgrade timing.
Considered "high-end smartphones," the Optimus 2X, the Optimus Black, the Optimus 3D and the Optimus LTE were singled out for the update. As for other handsets the manufacturer produces, it revealed only this much on its Facebook page:
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.
LG's upgrade rollout schedule is set to appear on that Facebook page sometime in December. Besides timing on the above models, it will note any additional handsets that are deemed compatible for Ice Cream Sandwich.
Recently, HTC has also used its Facebook page to make the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade announcement, and in similar fashion, taken a slew of comments from phone owners.
On LG's page, many took LG to task for failing to provide a Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for its handsets, and for their experiences with slow upgrades in general. As one commenter put it, "Manufacturers MUST to be on their toes with providing the latest updates. If Google has patched a security hole in Android, it's up to manufacturers to patch their phones."