Android 2.3 requires no minimum processor speed, Motorola DROID owners smile
The days went by, and now with Android 2.3 about to get installed on Android phones new and old, a customer wrote on LG's Facebook page asking if he was going to get Android 2.3 on his LG Optimus One. The response was that the handset needed a 1GHz processor for the upgrade, which it did not have. Once again the rumor spread that Gingerbread required a 1GHz processor and once again Dan Morrill was there to set the record straight. Another Android engineer by the name of Brian Swetland threw in his 2 cent tweet to say that "any device that runs well with Froyo should run even better with Gingerbread."
The guys at Android Guys (natch) came up with a list of which devices will certainly get Gingerbread (Google Nexus S gets to launch with the software on December 16th, and the Nexus One will be upgraded in a few weeks). It might be quicker to list the Android phones that might be left out of the Android 2.3 upgrade like the LG Optimus series (LG Optimus M for MetroPCS, LG Optimus T for T-Mobile, LG Optimus S for Sprint, LG Optimus U for U.S. Cellular, and the LG Vortex). That means that owners of the original Motorola DROID live to fight another day.