Late last month, we got some new information on plans for an official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the LG Optimus 2X. After some initial confusion over just whether or not the handset would be getting ICS, things finally seemed confirmed for the phone. As time passed, though, the update never seemed to materialize; we were expecting it for the first half of 2012, and after LG failed to deliver, had started looking to sometime this quarter instead. Perhaps those delays were signs that LG was losing confidence in ICS for the Optimus 2X, because that news that arrived at the end of July, coming from the company’s Canadian branch, spelled things out clear as day that the 2X was no longer going to get Ice Cream Sandwich. The most recent word seems to contradict that last statement, with the company’s primary Korean arm now reporting that the update is still in the works.
The language barrier makes it unclear if LG is still committed to ICS for the 2X, and seems to suggest that it may be dependent on further testing, but what comes through quite clearly is that the idea of the update isn’t entirely off the table. LG seems to be saying that it’s going to try its best to deliver the software, and plans to announce exact details for the schedule by which it will be distributed in the future.
Now, this could very well end up as a situation where the update is released in some markets and not others, so maybe both statements are correct. If we do see an official ICS update arrive in Asia, maybe its presence will be enough to convince LG Canada to change course, yet again. As for the update’s fate in the US as of right now, your guess is as good as ours; we’d like to say it’s still on, but there’s just too much uncertainty with all this at the moment.