It appears that a number of smartphones from LG will be receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich Android near the middle of 2012. Basing on the Facebook page of the company, the updates for the Ice Cream Sandwich Android will be available from the second to the third quarter of 2012. This release will initially be for a limited number of smartphones of the company before the reported global rollout soon after.
The second quarter will see the release of the update for the Ice Cream Sandwich Android to the LG Optimus LTE, LG Optimus Sol, LG Optimus 2X, LG Eclipse, LG myTouch Q and LG Prada 3.0. This will be around April to June in 2012.
Following this initial release of the latest Android version, the company will release the latest Android variant to the LG Optimus Black, LG Optimus Q2, LG Optimus EX, LG Optimus Big, and LG Optimus 3D. This release of the Ice Cream Sandwich Android will come during the third quarter, from July to September.
However it seems that the smartphones on the list of LG are the European variants and not the US variants of the LG smartphones. Some LG smartphones sold in the US carry a different name although it may still be possible that the US variants of the LG smartphones will get the update for the Ice Cream Sandwich Android.
Users who cannot wait for the official update for the Ice Cream Sandwich Android may be able to get the unofficial versions if they have no qualms in hacking their devices. Users can simply wait for the release of the CyanogenMod 9, the customized version of the Android for devices that have been rooted.
According to reports, the CyanogenMod 9 for the Ice Cream Sandwich Android may be available by January however it is uncertain on which smartphone models the CyanogenMod 9 will support. Currently only two models of LG smartphones are supported by the recent CyanogenMod 9 release.