LG are now desperately trying to show their Dev-Mojo by releasing ICS versions for some old, yet powerful hardware. And surprisingly enough, the releases are good.
We’ve all heard about LG’s horrible customer support. And that some customers (Optimus 2X owners for example) have not seen an update in over 18 months. Yes, these poor souls are still on 2.2 or 2.3. Worse, this is a Tegra2 dual core device!
Imagine a little less than two years ago. LG is presenting the first dual core handset. It sports the latest technology, a speedy Nvidia Tegra2 processor, 8 Megapixel camera, 8 gigs of memory, and you’re just drooling to get your hands on one. So you reach deep into your pockets and throw down the €450. Rubbing your hands together greedily you race home to unpack your new LG Optimus GX2. Life’s good- right. Wrong! What you didn’t know then was that once purchased, you wouldn’t see bug fixes or updates. And for some customers in some countries, any real support at all.
Well that is all about to change. LG seems to have turned over a new leaf.
LG are now desperately trying to show their Dev-Mojo by releasing ICS versions for some old, yet powerful hardware. And surprisingly enough, the releases are good. The new LG skin is smooth with nice- new functionality built in all over the place.
There are LG ICS builds leaking all over the place, you know, leaking- wink-wink. These leaks are popping up on their Korean site for short spurts and they are not just Asia-Pac releases. Some are Europe and Africa releases too. And we’re not talking about a cheesy 4.03 leak; these are solid if not final quality releases.
The question is, is it too little too late? MY answer is no. Most of the folks that bought these devices have handed them down to their kids or passed them on to their wives and moved on. But people are still using them. So, for me, it is never too late for customer support.
What do you think? Are you a LG hater? Or can you give them another chance?
Post your thoughts and comments below. I’m curious
Oh yeah, go out and do some good for your ole LG phone. Update it now!