By Stephen Schenck | December 7, 2012 4:58 PM
LG has seriously been torturing owners of the Optimus 2X when it comes to bringing the phone an Ice Cream Sandwich update. The mess all started well over a year ago, just after ICS was first announced, when LG posted to Facebook that the Optimus 2X most definitely would not be seeing an update arrive. By November, the manufacturer was backing away from that position, though still wasn’t committed to deliver ICS. Shortly thereafter, it finally switched gears all the way and announced that the 2X would be among the very first of its phones to receive the update. Over the course of the next year, we heard about delays, and then it looked like LG had changed its mine again, and the update was off. As shouldn’t have been a surprise by that point, LG yet again backed-off from that statement, leaving things in limbo; if you had given up hope, we certainly wouldn’t blame you. Nevertheless, LG has finally gotten its act together, and Ice Cream Sandwich for the Optimus 2X is now live.
There were signs things were headed in this direction, with LG making the update available in Korea a little earlier this fall, but after all this nonsense we’ve seen surrounding the update’s fate, we had no clue if it would actually follow that up with global distribution. You won’t find it OTA, but the update is now available for download from LG for manual installation.
We don’t even want to ask about Jelly Bean at this point. Unless you want to wait another year (and probably end up disappointed), you’re better off going with a custom ROM.