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iPhone 4 Rival Alert : LG Optimus 2X Won't Get Ice Cream Sandwich

The LG Optimus 2X was the first dual core smartphone to be launched at the beginning of the year, but despite the fact that it is still a powerful handset, LG has confirmed that the smartphone won't get Google's latest platform update, Ice Cream Sandwich.

When asked whether the Optimus 2X will be eligible for the update, LG responded that they will not be "introducing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates" on the LG Optimus 2X P990 before adding "Keep watching this space for further updates".

Not surprisingly, the comments have attracted a barrage of insults, threats and criticism which have apparently forced LG to retract that comment (the rest of the feedback can be found here (opens in new tab).)

Now here's the kicker; the LG Optimus 2X shares the same configuration as a number of Honeycomb tablets on the market. It has the same chip as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Motorola XOOM, albeit with half the RAM and a smaller onboard storage capacity.

But then, if the Samsung Nexus S, which has an inferior processor, does get ICS, then why not the LG Optimus 2X? The phone was shipped with Froyo and Gingerbread only appeared in September 2011, nearly nine months after it was launched.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.