So you got yourself an LG Optimus 2X. Some would say you made a bad decision, but I'd argue that it doesn't have 3D, and doesn't run Windows Phone 7, so you're already two good decisions up right there.
But sadly, that doesn't exempt you from getting bad news: those crazy kids at Lucky Goldstar have revealed that your helping of Android Ice Cream Sandwich is only coming in Q3.
It's been a painful journey down the long and winding road to Android salvation for Optimus 2X owners, made doubly so by the fact that it seems they're no closer to the promised land of Android 4.0 than they were six months ago.
It started out back in October, when LG responded to the inevitable wave of “what about me?” upgrade queries that follows the announcement of every new version of Android with the bad news that the Optimus 2X wasn't being lined up for an upgrade to ICS at all.
Maybe the company wasn't aware of how many of the things it had actually sold, or maybe it was just playing hard to get very badly, but barely a month later and the outright no had softened to a maybe, then became a yes, and by Christmas the Optimus 2X was listed for some upgrade action along with the other chosen ones, with the ICS update promised for Q2 2012.
However, LG seems to have quietly changed that to Q3 and seems to be hoping no-one will notice. It actually revealed the news a couple of weeks ago already through the LG Mobile Singapore Facebook page, confirming the Q3 timescale but not bothering to give a reason for the delay, or indeed even acknowledging that there was one.
Now fair enough, LG has made a bit of a mess of things here, and even if the delay was completely unavoidable is clearly guilty of bad communication at the very least.
But what I'd like to know is just how long is it going to be before Google actually starts getting some heat itself? Is it giving up even pretending to care about fragmentation now that it's got 50% market share?
Ice Cream Sandwich was announced more than six months ago now, and a hell of a lot of Android users have still never seen it. There's enough of a grey area around the whole open source thing that Google can no doubt hide in – maybe that was the plan all along – but it's getting more than a little annoying.