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LG Optimus S finally receives its long awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

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LG Optimus S finally receives its long awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread update
When it was first released last fall, one of the nice things about owning the LG Optimus S was the fact that it came with Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box – and in fact, it was one of the few at the time to sport that version. Fast forward to almost a year later, the handset is finally moving up to the next version of Android.

Sprint announced the beloved news that many handset owners have been waiting for, which is none other than the fact that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the handset is being rolled out. However, they’re releasing it in droves over the course of the next 10 days – so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see that notification today.

As always, the new software update features the usual suspect of enhancements that tend to come with major updates, a refreshed user interface, the addition of a new multi-touch keyboard, dedicated power management app, task killer app, and an updated camera app. In addition, it addresses a couple of annoying problems relating to the phone’s volume control and 3-way calling.

Of course, it was a long time in the making, but nevertheless, LG Optimus S owners have plenty to look forward to as they’re finally getting the Gingerbread treatment.

source: Sprint via Mobileburn

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posted on 14 Sep 2011, 10:06 2

1. Alantef (Posts: 286; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


lol really like thats gonna help this phone...still crap

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 10:11 2

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4252; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey it's better than nothing right? You know what they say better late than never........who am I kidding you are 100% correct! lol

In one word...........CRAP!

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 10:53 2

3. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


The phone is a great entry level smart phone. Check out all the reviews on all the sites the phone is actually surprising. Of course there are better phones but that doesn't mean it's crap.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 11:34 1

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4252; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


We know this, we were just joking. No need to get so serious. It's not that big of a deal.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 12:00

9. Alantef (Posts: 286; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


i mean really no one is gonna compare this to the bionic lol relax

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 10:54 1

4. Bashok (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


Finally! Now it shouldn't be long for it to be released on the Optimus V.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 11:19

5. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


This phone isn't crap. It's a great device for women and teenagers.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 11:20

6. joeycarranco (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


do you have to have the phone running on a sprint serivce because i cancelled mine. but still use it on wifi. will i get the update?

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 19:43

18. Ellisse (unregistered)


I have this phone without Sprint service, and I got the update this morning, but now I can`t connect to wifi, so the phone is useless now :(
I`ve been searching all day and I couldn`t find any clue of what is happening with my phone!!!
so, if you didn`t have the update so far, when it prompts with the message: There`s a System Update, click on learn more, and then pull out the battery so the download process stops!!

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 11:41

8. downphoenix (Posts: 2359; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


This is a good low cost phone. And I say about time, I was just thinking about rooting it, thinking LG and Sprint forgot about us Optimus users since the last mention of this was back in February.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 00:31

17. vnv01 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)


and by low, I'm sure you mean free... because that's what most of us paid.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 12:02

10. Alantef (Posts: 286; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


what are you trying to say about women??? are they not capable of using bigger high-end phones?

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 12:35

12. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


No that's not the point I'm making. The point I was making was that many women and teenager alike, aren't into having the huge screened bulky phones. Granted many are now moving to that because they realize that they get better features and more use out of them. However, there is still that niche of women that want the small form factored device that can do everything or almost thus why alot of ladies go for an iPhone because they are simple and small.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 12:04

11. threeline (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


Wow my 10yr old daughter has this phone and really likes it. I have the EPIC and its still running 2.2, thank you Sprint for letting her pass me up. Maybe I will downgrade and get 2.3! What a joke!

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:15

13. downphoenix (Posts: 2359; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Not sprint or LGs fault that Samsung is notorious for being slow to update their phones.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:34

14. threeline (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


Yeah sammy is a joke!

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 10:32

15. urthatguy (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Jun 2011)


this phone is a glitchy turd

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 21:11

16. kamran sheikh (unregistered)


pls give optimus one v.2.3update its my req..

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 04:41

19. curiosity (unregistered)


anyone notice this weird picture of a final fantasy character/picture of a girl under applications for com.lge.LgHiddenMenu?

just curious if thats suppose to be like that...

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 05:28

20. RaRaRiesky (unregistered)


I got this update last week and my phone has problem with the dialer function since then on top of that I had swype beta but as soon as I updated my keyboard downgraded and I can't get my beta version of swype installed. I'm now looking to root the phone out of 2.3. The update is garbage.

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