By Jonathan Charles | Aug 18, 2012 09:57 AM EDT
Finding out whether a device is getting updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich can be a daunting task. In 2011, LG said that it would bring Ice Cream Sandwich to the Optimus 2X; the update was then delayed, and LG Canada claimed that it was cancelled. However, a recent tweet from LG Korea claims the update is in development and seems destined for the Optimus 2X.
The tweet explicitly mentions the Optimus 2X and states that the ICS update will be "applied sequentially" for the "Optimus 2X as soon as possible."
"Please expect an optimized ICS upgrade," LG Korea's tweet concludes.
The tweet confirms the update for Korean devices but gives no word on the rest of the world. "2X" is the international name of the device, which gives consumers hope that the update will have worldwide availability. LG did not comment on regions and/or availability, aside from a target window of Q3 2012, which ends in September.
Ice Cream Sandwich claimed second place in the ranking of popular versions of Android; 2.3 Gingerbread took first, installed on over 60 percent of devices. Google’s latest version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean, takes third with less than one percent of Android devices, according to recent data. The Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Nexus 7 make up most of that share. Google released Jelly Bean in June, bringing features including the real-time updating service Google Now.
Sporadic updates are a consistent problem for Android, partly due to the number of devices available to consumers. Inevitably, devices will become outdated and incompatible with newer versions of Android due to lagging hardware. Devices which appear likely to get an update include Samsung's Galaxy S3 smartphone, which may update on August 29 alongside the Galaxy Note 2 launch. HTC said that it aims to update its "confirmed" devices to Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of August.
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