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Verizon's LG Ally gets Froyo early

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Verizon's LG Ally gets Froyo early
Last year we began hearing rumors that in February Verizon was going to start rolling out Android 2.2 Froyo for the LG Ally, and this was furthered along with a leaked image a few days ago. Then this weekend we recieved word from a few LG Ally users that the update in now available and can be installed on the phone. We checked in on the Verizon site, and sure enough the Froyo update information for the LG Ally has been listed. The download is 52.3 MB and updates the device to Android 2.2 VS740ZVD. So what does it include? Improved security options include remote device wipe, device lock, password complexity, and a minimum password length - Long press of physical home key allows easy switching between the last eight applications used - Bluetooth voice dialing displays your verbal instructions and repeats them back to ensure accuracy - Enhanced browser performance for faster loading of Java Script pages - Enhanced screen rotation (270 degrees) for app compatibility (e.g. browser, messaging, maps and more) - Updated contact directory, which combines corporate and Google accounts - Access the latest Amazon, Amazon MP3, Facebook, and Thinkfree Office applications - Instant data re-connection after a long voice call - LG Social Application (previously Socialite).

Still missing from the list is any mention of being able to use Adobe Flash 10.1 on the device, so if you have an LG Ally and update it to Froyo, please let us know in the Comment section if you're also able to install and use Adobe Flash.

source: Verizon Wireless

Verizon's LG Ally gets Froyo early
Verizon's LG Ally gets Froyo early


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posted on 23 Jan 2011, 13:38

1. cdmta (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Dec 2009)


Can't see adobe flash in market. sideloaded and now browser closes a few seconds after opening. uninstalled.

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 13:38

2. cdmta (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Dec 2009)


-uninstalled adobe flash that is.

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 13:49

3. hornetmx (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)


Adobe flash will not be supported by the Froyo update per VZW, phone arena. Do you need a leaked doc to show it?? this one its no secret, you can ask customer service. As a matter of fact, the actual wording and that flash will not be supported at all on the Ally.

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 14:48

4. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


I assumed Flash wouldn't be on the Ally b/c it doesn't have the hardware specs to (efficiently) run it, but what I didn't assume is that it would be available for the Ally before the Fascinate.

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 15:57

5. Volcomguy51 (Posts: 18; Member since: 23 Jan 2011)


Does this change the home screen like other Android 2.2 with the phone, menu, and contacts? Instead of the box for the menu, you get that look like the Droid X?

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 19:53

6. kanon (Posts: 36; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


I dunno just download ADW or Launcher pro they are better than any stock launcher IMO.

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 19:59

7. Volcomguy51 (Posts: 18; Member since: 23 Jan 2011)


Nice, I will do that. I thought the stock 2.2 would look like the new Droid style. Cool.

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 21:00

8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the Droid X has a Motorola made interface so the Ally won't get that. you'll get what you'll find on a 2.2 Droid.

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 22:26

9. salmos73 (unregistered)


Mine updated the other day and no adobe flash. I don't think the update is that big a deal without the flash. Without Adobe Flash, I can't see people purchasing and Ally anymore. I love the curved shape and not being as huge as other phones - it fits nicely in my pocket. But the lack of Flash is very annoying. I can get by without it, but why? There are other phones with it - why not make that available here as well.

posted on 24 Jan 2011, 11:24 1

10. mm117 (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


No flash...what I DO want is the ability to save applications to an SD card for gods sakes!

posted on 24 Jan 2011, 12:22

11. juelz1018 (unregistered)


it also whipes out your contacts in some cases, I work for an indirect dealer and Ive had a few customers come in with that same issue since the update yesterday morning

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 14:07

13. Volcomguy51 (Posts: 18; Member since: 23 Jan 2011)


But if you have backup assistant, you should be fine.

posted on 24 Jan 2011, 21:15

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


What's the point of going all the way to Froyo while Gingerbread is already out?

posted on 28 Jan 2011, 12:25

15. Volcomguy51 (Posts: 18; Member since: 23 Jan 2011)


This doesn't have the processor speed to hold Gingerbread.

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 15:33

14. PHONE_GEEK (Posts: 52; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


my whose family has the ally but my dad (even me) and we have no probs. my brother has 6 friends who all have the ally at college who updated their phone and it crashed their phone. they had to get new ones..

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