Android 2.3 requires no minimum processor speed, Motorola DROID owners smile

Android 2.3 requires no minimum processor speed, Motorola DROID owners smile
Last June, well known Russian tech writer Eldar Murtazin shook up a large percentage of Android users by writing that for an Android phone to upgrade to Android 2.3, the device would need a 1GHz processor. This seemed to mean that Froyo was the end of the road for such iconic models like the original Motorola DROID, the device credited with starting Androidmania. However, before you could even say DROID Does ten times fast, Google engineer Dan Morrill shot down Murtazin's storyand all seemed right again in the Android world, a balance of peace and harmony, yin and yang that we reported on during those steaming hot summer days.

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.

source: AndroidandMe




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10 Comments

10. Angelina unregistered

Hi... I found an updated list of phone which comes with android 2.3 or are upgradable to 2.3 http://ishankgupta.com/2011/04/list-of-android-2-3-gingerbread-phone/ Thanks.

9. baz unregistered

it's true about the motorola dext and motorola backflip and the motorola quench too i think, that in the US market they got the update to android 2.1, but in Australia, for instance, and indeed most of the world, motorola said something about not wanting to upgrade for the best overall user experience.... what a load of rubbish, i was shattered when i found out about my old backflip.

7. fairwinds unregistered

To audigex: Where do you live? The Motorola DEXT (known in the US as the CLIQ) has an Android 2.1 Eclair update on their support website.

6. mattot24

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Well my ally is still on 2.1...i would be happy with a froyo update

5. IRATE CUSTOMER unregistered

FUCK THESE COMPANIES FOR TELLING LIES, THEY SHOULD BE SUED FOR NOT MAINTAINING CUSTOMER SERVICES!! THIS IS NOT THE COMPANY DECISION MAKERS FATHERS COMPANY THING, IT IS ALL ABOUT OPENSOURCE AND DON'T GET YOUR )COMPANY'S) ARSE FUCKED!!

4. audigex unregistered

The droid might be able to run 2.3, but there's no sight of FroYo or 2.1 or, for that matter, 1.6 for other Motorola users. We DEXT owners paid for the hardware the same as anyone else, but Motorola couldn't care less. So much for starting the Droid revolution, I'll be buying an iPhone or HTC as soon as funds allow.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

moto seriously need to get their stuff together, updating devices in one country but not i the others is not cool specially when the difference is minimal, they should unite all their phones like (in a bad example maybe) SE did, even if they just had 2.1 at least they kept all the devices and made no exception, i just hope this Motorola mobility think ensures that happens

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I me my Droid 1and my other phones love this guy let the roll outs begin (i hope)

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

so in the end it might be honeycomb(3.0) the one designed for hight-end devices

1. smpdx

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

YAAAAY!

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