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LG reveals Ice Cream Sandwich plans with roadmap

It has been a while now since the latest version of the Android operating system became available with the Galaxy Nexus, and we are now slowly being provided details of what other manufacturers are planning on doing with the update. We now have news of LG revealing its Ice Cream Sandwich plans via a roadmap.

We recently reported on what Sony Ericsson was planning with Android 4.0, and now it is LG’s turn. Late last month the company revealed that a number of its devices will be upgraded, and now Pocketnow are reporting LG has taken to Facebook to give an idea of when the upgrade will be happening.

Owners will have to wait until the second quarter of 2012 before the likes of the Optimus 2X, Optimus LTE, Optimus Sol, myTouch Q and Eclipse, and the new Prada handset. Unfortunately owners of the Optimus Black, Optimus 3D, Optimus Big, Optimus EX, and Optimus Q2 will have to wait until the third quarter of next year.

There is currently no information from LG on when carrier specific handsets such as the Thrill 4G on AT&T, or T-Mobile’s G2X will be receiving the new version of Android. LG does state though once an update is ready for a specific handset will also depend on national and carrier readiness. It is believed that the T-Mobile and AT&T hardware will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich at some point in the future.

It is surprising how long it is taking manufacturers to get the new Android software out to their hardware, and will be frustrating for many owners. Do you think it is taking too long for the update to be rolled out to handsets?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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