The electronics giant LG has announced that its high-end Optimus smartphones will be receiving the newest Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). What LG hasn’t told us is when we can expect to see these phones updated. LG did state that we will receive an announcement sometime this month detailing the schedule for these device updates and at that time it will also add other models to the upgrade list.
“LG confirms today that the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS will be initially available for the following high-end LG smartphones which were introduced this year: the Optimus 2X, the Optimus Black, the Optimus 3D and the Optimus LTE.
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.”
The LG Nitro HD—which is an AT&T rebranded version of the Optimus LTE—has also been slated for an ICS upgrade, but as far as we know it will ship with Gingerbread when it hits stores on December 4.
With this release LG is following in the footsteps of Sony Ericsson and HTC. Sony Ericsson has already announced that its entire 2011 Xperia device lineup will be recieving ICS, and HTC has announced that its HTC Vivid, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation XE, Rezound, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G and Amaze 4G will also be getting ICS. All three manufactures have so far been reluctant to even give us any dates for their upgrades.