In what is certainly a slap in the face to the Android Update Alliance, the folks at LG have responded to a posting on their Facebook page that the LG Optimus 2X/G2X will not receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Yes, the G2X was released before LG was a part of the Update Alliance, but the decision not to upgrade their flagship device, which has been out less than a year, certainly doesn’t instill confidence in LG’s ability to participate in the update alliance.
This is certainly not the first time LG has given us reason to doubt their mobile business. It was pulled from T-Mobile’s website for over a month while LG tried to work out the many issues people were experiencing with the G2X. The update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread was put on hold for several weeks, and there are users still out there running Froyo on their devices (especially the Optimus 2X).
Now with the decision not to update the first dual-core Android device to Ice Cream Sandwich (even though the device is certainly capable of handling it), LG is certain to have even more trouble with its mobile business, which already saw a sharp decline of phone sales in the 3rd quarter.
Needless to say, we’re more than a bit disappointed in LG, but we do know that everyone out there has their own opinions as well. What do you guys think? Are you disappointed in how LG has handled the G2X? Will you be trusting LG with your future business?