LG Smartphones to Receive Ice Cream Sandwich, Customers Still Unhappy
December 27, 2011 10:13 AM
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LG Android devices will receive 4.0 in 2012
Not to be outdone by the likes of Samsung and HTC, LG Mobile announced yesterday on its official Facebook page that its Android phones would also be receiving Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The Seoul-based electronics manufacturer has been
taking a beating in the smartphone market
, despite its
Optimus line of Android devices
But it hasn't given up on Android, as evidenced by yesterdays announcement of a "global upgrade" for its range of devices, beginning in the second quarter of 2012 with the LG Optimus LTE, Prada phone by LG 3.0, Optimus 2X, Optimus Sol, my Touch Q, and the LG Eclipse.
The LG Optimus 3D, Optimus Black, Optimus Big, Optimus Q2, and Optimus EX will also receive Ice Cream Sandwich, but not until Q3 2012.
"LG will be taking all possible measure to offer a smooth OS upgrade in a timely manner. The exact start dates can vary by market, as each country can have different requirements, depending on the carrier and the smartphone model," the company said on its Facebook page.
While the news would appear to be welcome for Optimus users, the comments on the Facebook post have been less than glowing. "[G]et off your ass LG... if hackers can get a basic version working in less then 2 days.. you really should work harder," wrote one commenter.
"This is the worst Christmas gift you could give us :( What the hell takes you 6 months? You write Android from scratch again? No I know what it is. It's that crazy "launcher" you put on the well designed ICS one," wrote another.
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RE: Some sort of balance?
12/27/2011 1:44:48 PM
Phones have been disposable for the last decade or more. Most of the time the hardware wears out before the software. And AFAIK the very notion of upgrading the OS didn't even exist until the last few years. (iOS, WebOS, Android, Win7P era -- not sure if BB had this in the "old days", but certainly no feature phone or pseudo smart phone did).
Disposable = more profit. Just look at how many phones come out every year. It's clear the companies are trying to push a 6 mo - 1 yr "upgrade" cycle. Americans are slowly catching up with the Philippines and other asian markets in their addiction to new phones. Sad because at the same time, this is generating an incredible amount of unnecessary electronic waste when the technology could be pefectly good for 99% of what anyone would want to do on a smart phone for at least 3-4 years. It's likely the hardware won't run that long (some button will stop working,etc), and of course nobody's going to get their ego fix by showing off their 4 year old status symbol of their wealth and general hipness. Ugh.
RE: Some sort of balance?
12/28/2011 3:21:29 AM
Well, my iPhone wasn't disposable. I bought a 3GS for $199 in 2009. I used it over 2 years and sold it for $240 after upgrading to a 4S. The 3GS was jailbroken and I always preserved the baseband when updating the OS, and this added a lot of value.
RE: Some sort of balance?
1/3/2012 1:52:07 PM
Seriously? Your worried about disposal your talking about 50mx50mx10m for all the phones and tablets in the world in a plastic and clay lined land fill.
No one forces anyone to replace their phone, I see people using phones with pull up antennae. The reason people replace it is because it isn't good enough anymore. Or it's replaced because it breaks. People generally act rationally in their best interests. Plus, you don't add in all the savings that phones add, lots of gas (not getting lost, calling instead of driving when on the road), some people don't buy a camera if the have a good cell phone camera, etc.
"Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is supposed to do?... So why the f*** doesn't it do that?" -- Steve Jobs
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