Optus scores Optimus 3D (Credit: LG)
The statement, issued on behalf of the local LG subsidiary, confirmed the Optimus 2X, Optimus Black and Optimus 3D '” all of which are available through major carriers including Telstra, Optus and Vodafone '” will receive an update to the next edition of Android that was just launched by Google.
'LG confirms today that the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich OS) will be initially available for the following high-end LG smartphones which were introduced this year: Optimus 2X, the Optimus Black, the Optimus 3D,' LG said in the statement.
However the news isn't so good for LG's Android phones not launched this year, with the company remaining coy on the potential for updates for previous year devices.
'We are also continuing to evaluate the Android 4.0 ( ICS) OS to determine whether it is compatible with the functionality, features and performance of other LG smartphones to make the software available on as many LG smartphones as possible,' the company continued.
Android ICS includes a number of new and highly anticipated features, including an entirely revamped user experience, redone notification, resizeable widgets, quick response tools, better control over data usage and a number of fun elements including the ability to unlock devices using facial recognition.
The Optimus 3D was already scheduled to receive an update to Android 2.3 'Gingerbread' in January next year, with the Black also set to receive the same update during Q1 2012.
LG will publish more information about the upgrade path to Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' during December at www.lg.com.au and LG's Facebook page.