Although the recent unveiling of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has provoked significant interest and anticipation among Android users, several manufacturers of Android-powered phones have been vague about upgrade plans. According to SlashGear, LG broke this trend and confirmed which of its high-end smartphones would receive the new operating system.
The news source reports that the phones in LG's Optimus line would be the Korean company's first devices to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich OS. These include the Optimus 2X, Optimus Black, Optimus 3D and Optimus LTE. The phones may serve as competition for Motorola and Samsung devices like the Droid Razr and Galaxy Nexus, also slated to include Ice Cream Sandwich.
LG has not created a formal schedule for when each device will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich, though it stated in the Facebook announcement that it would release a plan in December.
With regard to its other high-end mobile devices, LG stated that it is still working with the Ice Cream Sandwich software to see which of its phones are capable of running it at a high standard of performance.
CNET reported that tech experts behind the CyanogenMod project are working to create unofficial versions of Ice Cream Sandwich based on the OS' original source code for Android devices and related smartphone accessories.