Another week, another release regarding Ice Cream Sandwich by another manufacturer. This week, LG announces their first group of phones will be updated sometime in Q2 of 2012. This first batch includes the LG Optimus LTE, Prada phone by LG 3.0 (pictured above), the LG Optimus 2X, the LG Optimus Sol, the LG my Touch Q and the LG Eclipse. The LG Optimus LTE and 2X are better known in the States as the Nitro HD (on AT&T) and G2x (on T-Mobile) and with the myTouch Q, are the only phones in this first batch currently available in the US. The second batch of phones will start receiving their updates in Q3 of 2012, and includes the LG Optimus 3D (Thrill 4G on AT&T), the LG Optimus Black, the LG Optimus Big, the LG Optimus Q2 and the LG Optimus EX.

LG has had far more success in Asia than in the US, though their stable of phones has been growing among the big four US carriers. The unnamed LG skin used on their phones contributes to the development time for these updates, and it remains possible that further delay will be caused by carrier testing and validation. It'll be interesting to see which companies meet their timelines, and what impact, if any, that has on their sales performance. In the meanwhile, stay tuned for our Galaxy Nexii review.

Source: LG (Facebook)

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  • StrangerGuy - Saturday, December 31, 2011 - link

    ...Delaying Win 7 for their PCs because they haven't made the Aero theme yet to bundle with them.

    So dumb I'm at loss of words.
  • alcalde - Saturday, December 31, 2011 - link

    How's that dumb? You might have Windows 8 now if Microsoft had the Metro UI down pat. :-)
  • currahee440 - Sunday, January 1, 2012 - link

    I almost got the LG revolution. Stayed away because it had Froyo..... good to see that it was a good decision to not get it... looks like it won't be getting ICS...
  • JimmiG - Monday, January 2, 2012 - link

    LG's skin is very bloated, unstable and memory-intensive anyway. My Optimus 2X is much smoother and more stable with CM7.1 and multitasking works better.

    I wish manufacturers would just drop custom UI's alltogether. It might have been needed with Android 1.6, but the stock Gingerbread and especially 4.0 launchers, home screens etc. are fine.

    Of course they want to obsolete old products and introduce "new" (software-only) features to phones that are almost identical to the previous gen, hardware-wise which is why we get custom UI's and delayed updates.

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