When it comes to launching new devices, LG did good last year. The company brought us three great smartphones in 2012, the Nexus 4, the Optimus G and the Optimus 4X HD. However, when it comes to OS updates, the Korean company stands last. The Nexus 4 is the only exception, the rest of its phones are stuck with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This, if we talk about the high-end devices, because the mid-range ones still run the out-dated Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Finally, things are starting to look good, at least for the owners of the LG Optimus Black. As I remember, the company announced that the smartphone will receive a software update since August. After several long months of waiting and waiting, the firmware update which brings Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has reached India. The firmware update is currently available via LG Mobile Support Tool and will take your OS version to Android 4.0.4. We don’t know if the update will be available OTA, or whether it will be possible to be installed using the desktop tool.
The update will allow the owners of the LG Optimus Black to make use of standard functions like faster performance, folders and smoother multi-tasking. Plus, since the update is coming from LG, the users will also receive some of the company’s UI improvements such as updated gesture features, the LG Quick Memo application and smoother boot animation.
Despite the fact that it was launched almost two years ago, the LG Optimus Black still remains a popular handset among the people from India. LG is a well-known phone maker all over the world, and if we add the fact that the Optimus Black is a low-cost handset, I’m not surprised that it remained a popular device after all this time. With the arrival of the Android 4.0.4 ICS update, people will be even more interested in the phone.
I only hope that LG will release its firmware updates a little bit faster from now on, because this aspect is a real drawback for the company.