Confirming the news, LG has posted on its company’s Facebook account that it would offer the Android 4.0 or the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS upgrade in the second and third quarter of the next year and by doing so, it is making an attempt to be at par with HTC and Samsung, who has executed this planning process. LG also mentioned that initially this software would be on offer for a specific and optional range of smartphones but later on, this software would be displayed by them in the market stores.
The new interesting option offered by Android 4.0 are, the unlocking of the smartphone with the use of the facial recognition and the option related to the adjusting the size of the widgets on the screen. It also allows multitasking on the basis of Honeycomb style, Android Beam and notifications, thus making it possible for its users to share any kind of new information via the near-field communication. It also includes the People App, a new aspect that makes it easy for the users to browse through the messages and pictures and also check the recent updates on the social networking sites and also comprises NFC support and Wi-Fi Hotspot.
LG has said that in the first phase that is in the second quarter of 2012 the smartphones, which would be offered the Android 4.0 upgrade are the Optimus LTE, Prada phone by LG 3.0, the LG Optimus 2X, the LG Optimus Sol, the LG my Touch Q and the LG Eclipse. In the third quarter of 2012 that is in the second phase the smartphones that would get the Android 4.0 are LG Optimus Black, LG Optimus EX, LG Optimus Big, LG Optimus 3D and LG Optimus Q2.
Samsung also made the announcement that the Android 4.0 would be applied to its Galaxy Tab tablets and Galaxy smartphones at the beginning of 2012.