LG has issued a patch for the Optimus 2X, amid a swell of complaints that the phone from was beset by firmware glitches.
Yesterday, reports emerged that the LG Optimus 2X freezes regularly and that touch inputs are frequently erratic. Random reboots were also occurring, giving rise to the so-called 'black screen of death'.
In response to users’ testimonies, which ran to 106 pages on a forum of the XDA developers website, LG has now made a fix available via its support site.
LG told TechRadar: "LG is aware that a few Optimus 2x customers are occasionally experiencing random device shut-offs. While this does not affect every customer, LG regrets the inconvenience this has caused.
"We have determined the cause of the problem and have developed a software maintenance update to remedy this.”
It’s not yet clear how effective the patch is. However, LG’s speedy response makes a welcome change compared with some errant phone makers we might mention.
Whether that’ll be enough to convince would-be buyers is another matter, though, especially given the slew of other high-end Android kit incoming from rivals competing for their smartphone buck over the next few months.