LG Prada 3.0 owners in Germany and Italy finally received an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich almost a week ago. This update has long been expected by the owners knowing it was released with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Prada 3.0 is a powerful device with its TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz but many turned their backs after knowing it does not sport the latest version of Android.
Prada 3.0 was LG’s foray into mid- to high-end Android market. Announced in December last year, the device didn’t find it difficult to attract followers due to its pitch black color with silver lining design. Basically, the phone is elegantly beautiful while sporting high specs under the hood, although its OS was one of the things critics found to become the center of criticisms. However, the latest development seems to put all those criticisms behind. Finally, LG Prada 3.0 can now be put on the same level as with other Android smartphones released with ICS pre-installed.
While everyone is excited about this update, it is offered in somewhat “not-so-easy” way. Unlike other updates which can be downloaded over the air, Prada 3.0’s ICS update can be pulled down from the server using LG’s most criticized Mobile Support Tool which is currently available for Windows PCs only. LG said that the update process will take a few minutes to complete. The download, however, will take longer depending on the speed of the connection.
For now, there is no information when the update will be made available for all Prada 3.0 owners around the globe but many believe it would arrive very soon for everybody. The closest rival of this handset is HTC One V; which is doing really well in the market today. LG couldn’t just afford not to promote its own product while other players in the industry are doing really great in acquiring their shares of the market.