Not strange to me. It makes perfect sense. LG has had so much trouble with their ice makers it probably got to the point where they had to decide between listening to another 100,000 customers complain about their ice makers or discontinue it. To me that's a no brainer. That and they can't find anyone who wants to work on their machines.
I read this in the latest appliance news: LG marketing VP David VanderWaal says that "starting this year" all of LG's home appliances will feature "advanced Wi-Fi connectivity." One of the flagship appliances that will make good on this promise is the Smart Instaview Refrigerator, a webOS-powered Internet-connected fridge.
I can already see the problems, "Some one hacked my fridge and ate my Thanksgiving turkey!"