LG Optimus 2X gets Gingerbread treatment in India; Ice Cream Sandwich in tow next

News Natasha Garyali 20:47, 18 Nov 2011

The world's first dual core smartphone, LG Optimus 2X gets Android Gingerbread treatment this month. Indian LG 2X users can expect the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in coming months

LG Optimus 2X will be getting a Android 2.3 upgrade in India. The news of the update comes via LG India's twitter account.  In its twitter feed, the company announced that the update will be released by the end of this month.

The update includes user interface refinements, faster and more intuitive text input, a one-touch word selection, more ways of communicating and organizing and a slew of other features. As the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is finally hitting the Optimus 2X this month, we can expect the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich next. On its global Facebook page LG made an official statement earlier  denying rumors that it will not be providing ICS OS update for the LG Optimus 2X.

It stated that "ICS OS update schedule for specific models will be announced once the ICS OS is publicly released by Google. Please stay tuned for more updates from LG.” LG has not been very prompt with its updates on the smartphones. But with the recent announcement, it looks like LG is gearing up in the right directions.

LG launched Optimus 2X in April. The device which made to the Guinness Books of World Records as the first ever dual core smartphone, continues to work on the Android Froyo model. Boasting of stunning  features, this GSM Quad Band device runs on HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and offers 1080p (1920x1080px) video recording capability. Strapped to the back of this stylish device is a effective 8-megapixels camera with LED Flash. It also sports a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video calling.

Offering 8GB of internal memory which can be expanded to 32GB, the Android smartphone supports Bluetooth 3.0 , WiFi b/g/n  , A-GPS and Adobe Flash Player 10.1. Powered with a 1500 mAh 3.7 V battery assures LG Optimus 2X users a long battery life.

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