The LG Optimus 2X brags of being the world’s first dual core smartphone, it even has a Guinness Record to its name for that. You would generally expect a smartphone of its stature to be regarded highly by the company despite its initial hiccups and eventual demise. The problem about being first at something is that there’s always room for a newer smartphone to come in and do what this does better. That’s exactly what happened with the 2X as shortly after its launch, HTC launched the Sensation and Samsung launched the Galaxy S II, both being top sellers for the respective companies. And in the midst of all this, the Optimus 2X lost its demand.
Another major reason for the downfall of this ex-flagship was the lack of timely updates by LG. The company struggled to roll out the Android 2.3 update to the handset, and then it shied away completely from providing the Android 4.0 update to the device. But shortly after a slur of criticisms from the users, LG decided to rethink its strategy and finally decided to roll out the update to Optimus 2X smartphones. It has been quite a while since all that happened, and the company has now finally started rolling out the update for the smartphone.
The Optimus 2X smartphones in Europe should now see the update hitting their smartphone, which should substantially increase performance. Although one might claim it’s a little too late to be getting Ice Cream Sandwich, the users will welcome it with open arms as the device currently runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Korean owners of the Optimus 2X though have already received the update a few months ago. This new update will bring along the new LG launcher as well, so overall performance should be improved. Ice Cream Sandwich is the OS which started making full use of multi core chipsets, and with Jelly Bean it has gotten even better.
We don’t see why it’s not possible for LG to roll out the Jelly Bean update as well, but I’m guessing LG just wanted to get the fans out of its back, so this should be curtains for the Optimus 2X. It is hoped that the company has learnt some lessons from its past and won’t repeat the same mistakes with the Optimus 4X HD or the Optimus G. With the company working in close quarters with Google with the Nexus 4 now, we can expect improved support for LG made smartphones. LG needs to regain the faith of its customers, and if it is able to do that, then there’s no doubt that the sales will keep increasing.