LG promises Android 4.0 update for Optimus Black, Optimus 3D and Optimus 2X

Daniel Bader

November 28, 2011 7:54am

The hoards of phone buyers who decided to buy non-Nexus devices have been persistently questioning the various manufacturers to see if they will be bringing the latest Android update to their phones. LG is the latest such company to promise an update, this time for the popular Optimus Black, Optimus 3D and Optimus 2X.

While it can be taken for granted that Android 4.0 would come dual core-equipped devices such as the Optimus 3D and 2X, the Black runs a fairly old single-core processor, slower even than the Hummingbird SoC in the Nexus S. That Ice Cream Sandwich would be able to run without issue on such a device indicates perhaps that extra glitz and glamour doesn’t require extra power.

The company says it will look into updating the rest of its Android line, including lower-end devices, in the coming weeks, and will give another update in December. We can also take for granted that LG’s newest device, the powerful Optimus LTE, will receive the update sooner than later.

Source: LG Italy (Facebook)
Via: The Verge

  • andrew

    “the Black runs a fairly old
    single-core processor, slower even
    than the Hummingbird SoC in the Galaxy Nexus” Nexus S*

    • Daniel Bader

      Oops, thanks for picking that up! I’ve got Galaxy Nexus on the brain, I guess.

  • bob

    The CPU in the Optimus Black is as fast as an Hummingbird. The difference is the GPU.

  • Sub-Joker

    ” slower even than the Hummingbird SoC in the Nexus S. That Ice Cream Sandwich would be able to run without issue on such a device”

    If a 1Ghz processor and 512mb of ram is not good enough to run Android 4.0 then Google will be cutting their sales down since a huge number of android handsets sold are entry level and mid range smartphones with processing power between 600 and 800 MHz. And RAM that is barely 256 Mb

    I donno why Google decided not to offer ICS on the nexus one but I don’t think hardware has to do anything about that decision.

    • bob

      The problem of the Nexus One is low storage space. As well as a slow GPU.

  • HK_Forever

    Nexus one’s spec. is not bad at all.

    CPU 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 Snapdragon ARM
    GPU Adreno 200, OpenGL ES 2.0 with glsl shader support
    Memory 512 MB
    Storage 512 MB (190 MB application storage)

  • Carlos

    Waiting for winds 2.3 update for the 2x

  • Barry

    do it yourself. Root it if you want 2.3

  • Deli

    I had the Optimus Black and both nexus. The black can’t even run live wallpapers that well, trust me, it was slow but the hardware looked nice.

    LG’s promise means nothing as their Gingerbread updates for their flagships are just making their rounds now. Seriously…

    FYI, i know how to root, mod, do custom ROMs, but don’t expect the Average Joe to do that.

  • The Ice Cream Man

    They have already ported ICS to the HTC Dream so the Nexus one should be no problem.

    androidshine.com/2011/11/25/htc-dream-running-android-ice-cream-sandwich-video/

  • Jer

    Question…

    The Optimus Black is my 1st real smart phone. Regarding these updates, specifically the 2.3 which Im still waiting for. where would one find these update releases, my Carrier (Telus) or from an LG site?

  • furkan45

    Dont wurk

  • peman

    hi