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: The advantage of a Google phone
12/28/2011 9:48:54 AM
I had my OG Droid rooted in the first week of owning it. Went through nearly a dozen different ROMs. None of them were anywhere near as stable as the phone was unrooted. I spent over a year trying out different ROMs and dealing with all sorts of problems. Just about every single ROM would give me some random Force Close on an app at least once a day, some far more often, and others had more severe issues, like the phone just locking up, requiring a battery pull to reset.
After dealing with all that, I finally just unrooted my phone, and it worked 10 times better after that. So, I won't be doing any more rooting and playing with any more custom ROMs. Just not something I want to deal with.
RE: The advantage of a Google phone
1/3/2012 1:56:42 PM
I think the point of your post is, buy a phone based on how it is sold (imagine that!) and assume that is what your going to get. If it gets better, great, if not you won't be disappointed.
FYI, I rooted, but didn't change the rom on my Optimus V and it is infinitely better due to the hardware limitations of that cheap phone.
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