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LG Spectrum Ice Cream Sandwich Update Arriving Any Day Now According to LG Employee

According to an LG “employee” over at their support forums, the Spectrum should receive its Ice Cream Sandwich update any day now. From what this employee has said, we are “very close to release” and basically waiting for Verizon to give us a date. He made this claim 6 days ago after returning from vacation, but joined the party again yesterday to remind the 6 Spectrum owners to keep an eye on LG’s “Company Updates” page.

It sounds to me like this update is done, but as usual, is waiting for Verizon to give it the final approval, something Galaxy Nexus owners know too well.

LG Spectrum update before the Bionic? How does that feel?

Via:  LG

Cheers Phillip!

  • LionStone

    “something Galaxy Nexus owners know too well.”
    Why is always about the Galaxy Nexus? Everyone on VZW know all too well about waiting for their updates. Just another rumour…

  • Julian Monroy

    ICS would rocket this phone into amazingness!!!

  • mjmedstarved

    Just a little behind schedule..

  • JoeInMO

    My wife has the Spectrum and it’s really a very good phone. The ONLY negative is there’s no notification LED, but other than that the screen is better than my Galaxy Nexus, the actual screen area for apps is larger than my GN, and the audio quality is both clearer and louder than my GN. The bootloader is unlocked, but very little development for this phone.

    • Buckgrad

      Try the No LED app. Works fine for me…and it’s free.

      • JoeInMO

        She did have that app installed, but it ran her battery dead very fast.

  • “…basically waiting for Verizon to give us a date”

    Haha, this basically means it could arrive anytime between now and 2 years from now. Closer to the latter.

  • George264

    If the 5 clowns that actually own this Phone got ICS faster than my Rezound, I’m canceling my contract and it’s bye bye Verizon.

  • This is the reason why I dropped the Bionic in favor of the Samsung Galaxy SIII which already has ICS. My mom has my old Bionic so hopefully she doesn’t have to wait to long to get the update. I know from now on though after this two years is up on this phone im going all Nexus devices and nothing else. I like my updates fast and waiting on carriers to push it, yeah that just sucks.

    • If you gated it that much you’d have gotten a Nexus. Even if it gets the updates slower than the GSM version it’ll still get them faster than the GS3 or anything else on Verizon at the very least.

      • When I got the Bionic, I had no clue, even from this site when the GNEX was going to be released or I would have waited and probably still would have it to this day…..I was an impatient buyer that wanted something faster than the DroidX I had. I’m not making that mistake again and when my contract is up and ready for a new phone im switching solely to Nexus devices from that point on dispite if something comes out a month later thats faster and better.

        • Nah I meant you’d have bought a Nexus instead of the Galaxy SIII. Now you’ve just got the latest n’ greatest phone that’ll still be waiting for updates.

          • Eh, I guess I went by raw power instead of remembering that a Nexus device gets stuff first, SGSIII, months down the road it will get JB. For some reason the GNEX didn’t appeal to me. Like ive said before, I won’t make that same mistake ever again once the two years is up. I really don’t wanna downgrade my phone now just to have JB soon. I like the SGSIII for now, but will switch to all Nexus in two years.

  • jzwerlz43

    there are people who actually have this phone???

    • JeffDenver

      Yes…and it is an awesome phone. I know I know…it’s LG. But even a broken clock is right twice a day, and LG did manage not to screw this one up. It runs awesome and has what is probably still the best display on any phone right now (yes that includes the HTC One series and all samsung phones).
      This was a very underrated phone. The Nexus and Razr and even the Rezound stole it’s thunder. If it has been released in late 2011 it would have gotten more attention.

  • Tyler Chappell

    Now they just need to hurry up with ICS for the Lucid so I can disable all the Verizon bloatware on my mom’s phone!

    • TheRandom

      FYI also coming very soon!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Yay for LG pushing updates…. Now back to my nexus 7

  • Erickbernal27

    I Work For A Verizon Premium Retailer And She Told Me Jelly Bean Was In Fact Coming For This Device… Now, I’m Not Sure If She Meant ICS Or JB, I Specifically Asked JB? And She Said Yeah, But I’m Not Sure Yet.

    • Liderc

      Verizon employees are probably the dumbest people I’ve ever met in retail.

      • ahem…..not all of us. Believe it or not, some of us, like myself, keep up on what’s going on, and keep themselves informed everyday so we know what’s going on, not just on the Verizon side of things, but the phones and software as well. You may have had a couple bad experiences at corporate stores, which wouldn’t surprise me, but the company I work for prides itself on being up to speed on everything, so please, don’t lump us all together.

        • Liderc

          There hasn’t been a time in my 10 years of using Verizon that they’ve ever known more than I did about a phone or even my plan. And this is at multiple stores through out the years and a decade of employees. So sorry if I lump them all together, they’re poorly trained. You may have a solid place, but Verizon as a whole has poor customer service.

  • It feels like rain on my wedding day. It’s a good-bye, 2 minutes too late. It’s like 10,000 spoons, when all I need is a knife.

    • HerpDerp

      I can cut some things with spoons o.0

  • Prime7

    Too bad “Any day” literally means *any* possible day in the future and beyond with things like this.

  • PC_Tool

    Hopefully this will allow for some development. I would love to see AOSP (or better yet, AOKP) on this device.

    The hardware is rock-solid and has a ton of potential….but the stock software is horrible, to put it mildly.

  • nightscout13

    Typical Big Red, making sure there is enough bloatware.

    • JeffDenver

      Bloat doesnt matter anymore. ICS lets you disable any app. I am running the leaked ICS for the Rezound, and am 100% bloat free without rooting.

      • nightscout13

        Some of the VERIZON apps that you disable with ICS, get RE-ENABLED after boot. Check.

        • Timothy Miller

          That and Verizon’s banking on the fact that the vast majority of their customers have no idea how to disable the bloat.

          • nightscout13

            True. I feel for the poor saps that actually pay a monthly fee for VZ Navigator, when google navigation is free.

          • Timothy Miller

            Yeah. I work in IT and one of our remote users actually asked me to enable VZ Navigator on her line.. within 30 seconds of showing her Google maps she was amazed at how much better it was and grabbed it on her personal phone too. I wish there was a good way to mass-educate people on such things.

          • nightscout13

            It’s Google’s fault. They hardly advertise. That’s where Apple has it right, mass advertising. How often do you see a Google Ad in a magazine? On a billboard? On TV?

        • JeffDenver

          Um…no. I have rebooted many times…ICS forbids them to load at boot. It is not simply killing the task, it is disabling the app itself.

          This is an OS level function, not a task-killer app. I cannot actually uninstall them, but they do not run at boot, and do not appear in the app drawer.

          • nightscout13

            If you have a Gnex, this would be true. If you have a Galaxy S3, you would see a few of the Verizon apps return after boot.

  • Sith77

    Ok this literally makes me want throw my rezound through the front window of a Verizon store

    • blood

      That would be hilarious.

      • paul_cus

        Yeah, it would.

    • George264

      Same here man. I keep remembering “This phone is ICS ready”

    • JeffDenver

      Um…why? I have had ICS on my Rezound for MONTHS now, via the leaks. And they have worked awesome…as polished as an official release would be.

      My friend has a spectrum and has had to suffer with GB all this time…I don’t know if they even have ICS ROMs for it yet. I am jealous of his awesome display, but thats it. In every other way the Rezound is superior…often by a wide margin.

  • Heartless12

    Smh it seems like that whole entire line of phones that came out around that time period has trouble with the updates or long wait razr, razr maxx, spectrum, rezound -__-

  • CaptainHowdy13

    Even worse Spectrum before my Rezound would be…. Shameful

    • JeffDenver

      Install the leak. It is awesome. Everything works.

  • Liderc

    lol, poor Rezound, I actually feel bad for you guys. My cousin has the rezound and it’s a great phone, but man they’re just giving you guys the shaft.

    • Champion1229

      Verizon screwed us (HTC Rezound owners when they decided that they wanted to promote the Razr and Razr Maxx, not to mention all the hype that the Galaxy Nexus received. Kinda suck because IMO the Rezound smokes the Razr any day especially when it comes to the quality of the display and over all responsiveness (I love the way HTC Sense allows me to personalize my phone to me!)

      • Liderc

        Oh I completely agree. The Rezound was the sleeper phone of the year probably. It got zero publicity, yet found a decent audience and is a solid phone. With ICS it would be truly great.

        • Champion1229

          Just imagine with Jellybean, would be an incredible experience but it probably won’t see that or at least not anytime soon considering it doesn’t have ICS yet, I haven’t even seen a ROM available that offers JB for Rezound.

      • normmcgarry

        Should have learned from the Thunderbolt.

        • Champion1229

          I loved my Thunderbolt. Bought it the day it was released and even tho it was plagued with bugs and had slightly underwhelming specs compared it was one of the best phones I ever owned. I especially loved the fact that it was the first time I experienced any type of 4G service, over 40mb/s when the 4G network was new and didn’t have a lot of customers utilizing it. Thats the main reason why when I broke my Thunderbolt and Asurion asked what phone I would like I almost immediately said the Rezound because it seemed like it was the Rezound minus all the problems (better processor, more memory, better screen, etc.) but I must say I’m severely disappointed in the way HTC is blowing it by not publishing updates in a timely manor!

    • JeffDenver

      They are…and I would be pissed if not for the leaks. The ICS leaks work perfectly though. They feel like an official release would.

  • BlueLetter

    “LG Spectrum update before the Bionic? How does that feel?”
    Like the order in which phones arrive has any bearing on the order in which they get major updates? Come on now, you of all people should know better…
    I guess you also didn’t know there was yet another Bionic ICS build went up on the servers, so yeah, I’m not worried.

    • kixofmyg0t

      What build are we at now? Im still on 232…

      • liekomgl33t

        235 I believe, but this one won’t take you back to GB to get into the OTA update from what I heard, so I’m not risking it.

        • kixofmyg0t

          Not worth it then. 232 works fine anyway.

        • BlueLetter


    • .235 follows the same path as the Razr and D4 builds did. A few that are fastbootable back, then they lock the kernel and there’s no more going back. I’m actually more excited about getting stuck than I was when we got the first leak, because it means they’re getting very close.

  • Champion1229

    More like LG Spectrum before HTC Rezound!

  • KleenDroid