LG Optimus S to resume Gingerbread update on April 4th

LG Optimus S to resume Gingerbread update on April 4th
Back last September, Sprint started rolling out the Gingerbread update for the LG Optimus S. But the update had to be halted when owners of the device started having some issues. Some owners were having problems recharging their phone or connecting to data. Other problems included the failure of predictive text to appear while typing on the virtual QWERTY, an incorrect message would appear stating that the microSD card is unmounted, and when connected to a PC, the device was unrecognized by Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7

It is now more than a half a year later and it seems that all of the bugs have been removed from the Android 2.3 update which will roll out to LG Optimus S users starting on Wednesday via a staggered OTA process. It will take up to 21 days to complete sending out Gingerbread to every Sprint LG Optimus S user. So if you don't get the update Wednesday, don't panic because it is coming.

The update will fix the bugs listed above and will also repair a problem with the volume on voice calls, update the color scheme (darker notification bar, black-based menus), add a new virtual keyboard (supports multi-touch input and a smart auto-correction function), improve cut-paste function, add a new integrated application for easier access to downloaded files, update the camera application and add applications for power management and a task killer. Of course, the update installs Android 2.3 on the phone. The new software version is LS670ZVJ.

source: Sprint via Phandroid

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Optimus S
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
  • Storage 0.14 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(5.00h talk time)



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011


2. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

The last one was a mess, but overall its a solid entry-level smartphone. Hardly ever see any issues (except those still stuck with the bad update) with these; very reliable, moderately quick, decent reception. It actually went up in price recently, directly from Sprint that is. Hopefully this update fixes everything wrong with the last one but also adds some features and/or performance that wasn't there last time...a little something for those who stuck with the phone through all the troubles

3. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

They took too long. I just bought a used Epic from a coworker and not looking back. The Optimus was a good phone initially but apparently with the latest update in conjunction with updates to the apps I normally use like Facebook, its been too much for it to handle. Facebook constantly force closed, the only downloaded app that still works good on it is Twitter. The Epic has worked out great for me so far, so not looking back.

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