Nearly one and a half years after made its debut, the LG Optimus 2X finally gets its long overdue update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich build. In fact, back in late October 2011, it won’t distribute an Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Optimus 2X P990. So, it’s a great relief for the owners of the Optimus 2X in Europe, as LG and Google have come to the rescue by sending out the official ICS update. With a wave of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates on the way for a slew of handsets such as Galaxy S III, Motorola Droid RAZR HD, Samsung Galaxy Note II and etc., you might feel like ICS is a bit out-dated, but at the same time, it should make it feel like a brand new phone once you’ve upgraded it with latest firmware update.
The latest firmware update bumped the software version up to V30a. the update brings Face Unlock, better browsing, resizable widgets, improved performance, Panorama feature addition in camera settings, re-arrangeable folders, favorites tray, data usage monitoring, enhanced talk-to-text and many more.
Folks in Korea have had already upgraded their handsets a few months ago. The Optimus 2X owners in Europe who couldn’t wait for Ice Cream Sandwich goodies, we’ve some bad news for you. The update isn’t rolling out Over-The-Air (OTA). Optimus 2X owners will need a PC, a micro USB cable and the LG Mobile support tool. No luck for the T-Mobile G2X owners yet, as those specific handsets will have to get approval from the carrier.
How’s your ICS-running Optimus 2X? Feel free to let us know how the update process goes in the comment section below.
Source: XDA Developers Forum