Every Android user with the requisite hardware is craving them some Ice Cream Sandwich right about now, and why not? ICS, or Android 4.0, is a major update to the Android platform filled with delicious new features, and when LG Optimus 2X owners heard they wouldn't be able to partake, they were understandably miffed. Not to worry, LG says -- ICS is coming your way.
My Korean language reading skills are more than a little rusty, understandalbe since I never learned Korean in the first place. But thanks to Google Translate, I get the gist of what Korea's IT Today is reporting. Meet LG's Optimus 2X, the world's first smartphone equipped with a dual-core processor.
Equipped with Nvidia's Tegra 2 platform, the Optimus 2X "superphone" purportedly cuts through 1080p recording like a battleaxe through butter. It's currently being sold in black trim, but will soon be shipping in a white shelled version, beating Apple to the punch.
Other features include a 4-inch touchscreen display, HDMI, and Android 2.2 (a Gingerbreak upgrade is in the works). No word on when LG will port this over to North American shores, but I imagine we'll be seeing dual-core smartphones en masse by the second half of 2011.