LG confirms Ice Cream Sandwich plans

LG is promising to offer an upgrade to the latest version of Andoid on at least one of its current high-end smartphones.

In a post on the company’s official Facebook page, LG wrote it “is currently in the process of planning the ICS OS update for the LG Optimus 2X as well as other LG high-end smartphones.”

The Optimus 2X is arguably LG’s most powerful Android phone to date and was a shoo-in to receive the latest and greatest upgrade. So it came as some surprise two weeks ago when the region-specific LG Facebook page in India posted a note about the device not receiving Ice Cream Sandwich. LG quickly back-peddled on that statement.

Of course there are many other capable LG handsets so the question for many is whether or not their phone will be tapped for Android 4.0.

“Detailed information on the 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,” the company continued in its most recent Facebook message.

All manufacturers appear to be tepid about announcing their ICS plans, largely because many of them made promises about the last major upgrade that they were unable to keep. Though, of course, all have at least been willing to state that they are committed to bringing the update to as many of their high-end phones as possible.

Samsung’s Nexus brand will be the first to include ICS out of the box.