Two LG phones added to Verizon's pre-paid lineup
0. phoneArena 07 Jun 2013, 00:23 posted on
Back in April, we told you that the LG Optimus L3, not its more recently released sequel, would be coming to Verizon as the LG Optimus Zone; today, Verizon's website shows that the device is available for its pre-paid service. This is about as low-end a device as you could imagine with a 3.2 inch screen offering resolution of 240 x 320...
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1. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2873; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Single-core 800Mhz running Gingerbread. That's just wrong. I realize this is extremely low-end, but there is no reason a phone being released in 2013 should feature 2.3.
2. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
You need to understand that is what happens when you buy an android device. It comes with outdated OS AND the user CANNOT freely upgrade to the latest OS.
I have a Moto Triumph, it came with Froyo 2.2 in July 2011 and it's still running 2.2 because android OS sucks -- they don't let the user upgrade.
Android OS will continue to suck until they (the wireless carriers) allow the user the power to upgrade without restrictions.
3. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
You to understand that android does update some it's phones remember the nexus s of that came out with froyo too and now it's on ics/jellybean. You can always look some mods for your phone. BTW, It was Motorola fault for not updating your device, and they said you can get $100 off of it.
6. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
You need to understand more users cannot "freely" update their android OS than those that can, respectively.
Google needs to put the power of updating the OS in the hands of the users, i.e. people who spent hundreds of dollars buying android OS handsets.
Apple users have no problem freely updating their iOS. My 4G iPod Touch came with iOS 4.x and it's now running 6.x.
Why can't Google allow the rest of us to do the same? Google needs to fix that problem.
4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2873; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
If you wanna make a retarded reply, do it to someone else's post. First off, not all Android phones come with an outdated OS. Case & point, the Samsung Galaxy S4 that just released with 4.2.2, the latest version of Android. You don't want an outdated OS, don't buy such a crappy phone. Yes, I'm looking squarely at your crappy Triumph that you bought through a crappy prepaid carrier, Virgin Mobile. Secondly, although it involves a little tinkering, you are more than welcome to upgrade your device through your own means at any time. So I say to you once again--don't make retarded replies without knowing what the hell you're talking about. You'll just end up sounding like an idiot.
5. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Firstly, you obviously lack the intelligence to understand the android OS gets dated over time.
Second, I am paying $25 a month for Virgin and it comes to less than $270 for a year of service for the Triumph because I buy the airtime at a discount. Each month, I get 300 anytime minutes and 2.5 GB of data at 3G speeds.
As I stated before (which went over your head), more users than not CANNOT freely upgrade android OS due to restrictions imposed by the carriers. That is a statement of fact.
Again, learn to read like the rest of us -- the operative word that I employed was "freely". It was used for a purpose in the event the reading challenged people on this site decided to show off their ignorance.
I stand by my general comments
8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2873; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You just went full retard. Anything you say from now on carries zero weight.
10. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
And you wonder why people laugh at you behind your back?
7. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
One more thing, can some one teach g2a5b0e the term: "conjunctive". He doesn't understand the conjunctive nature of "outdated OS" along with the associated issue.
11. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Please learn to use English like the rest of us.
There is a difference between "all android devices come with outdated OS" and "android devices come with outdated OS". People who are educated understand the latter is a general comment.
Unfortunately, your "Case & point, the Samsung Galaxy S4 that just released with 4.2.2" demonstrates you didn't get the lesson on general comments.
Then you say: "You don't want an outdated OS, don't buy such a crappy phone."
Again, you are showing off your ignorance. Boost Mobile sells about 9 android models and none of these devices comes with android 4.2. If you go the Virgin's website, it's the same thing -- none of their devices comes with android 4.2
The last point that is lost on g2a5b0e is that this article is about prepaid phones. DUH!
9. kindlefireowner (Posts: 452; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Nokia has proven you can make a decent up to date entry level smartphone for under $150. The entry level customers represents a huge part of android sales, but not one carrier has released one decent entry level android phone. Most have been throwaways. Gingerbread in 2013 is laughable.