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Sony says 2011 Xperia phones won't get Jelly Bean, LG says Optimus 2X won't get Ice Cream Sandwich

News by Andrew Kameka on Monday July 30, 2012.

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LG Optimus 2X
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Both Sony and LG disappointed customers over the weekend by confirming that popular Android smartphones will not receive firmware upgrades.

LG Canada confirmed that the Optimus 2X will not be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Despite a promise earlier this year that the Optimus 2X would be among a group of LG phones upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich, the phone remains on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. In response to a user asking when the phone would be updated, LG Canada's official Twitter account replied, "The Optimus 2X will not be receiving the ICS upgrade. The original upgrade announcement was a general statement issued from HQ."

Additionally, XperiaBlog reports that Sony also took to social media channels to let consumers know that the Xperia arc S and Xperia mini pro will not be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Sony upgraded both devices to Ice Cream Sandwich earlier this year, but the more recent Jelly Bean will not be forthcoming to its phones released in 2011. Sony declined to confirm whether the Xperia S, released in 2012, will be upgraded to Jelly Bean.

source: LG Canada, via: IntoMobile

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