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LG 'firmly denies' that Optimus 2X won't get Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade

LG 'firmly denies' that Optimus 2X won't get Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade

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LG was dealing with a minor brouhaha early this week as a message briefly appeared on its Indian division's Facebook page that the Optimus 2X — the world's first dual-core smartphone, launched early this year — wouldn't be in the mix for an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. The posting seems to have been quickly removed, and the global LG Mobile page on Facebook has now cleared up the matter:

LG firmly denies the rumors that claim LG will not be providing the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS update for the LG Optimus 2X. These rumors are NOT true. LG is currently in the process of planning the ICS OS update for the LG Optimus 2X as well as other LG high-end smartphones. Detailed information on the ICS OS update schedule for specific models will be announced, once the ICS OS is publicly released by Google. Please stay tuned for more updates from LG.

That's good news considering that LG is signed up to Google's 18-month Android upgrade pact. Interestingly, LG dealt with a similar controversy generated by a Facebook post last year regarding Gingerbread updates to its midrange Optimus One line; the company eventually relented and delivered updates to many variants of the phone around the world. Lesson learned, it seems.