LG does a 180 degree turn and says Optimus One will get Android 2.3

LG does a 180 degree turn and says Optimus One will get Android 2.3
Just yesterday we reported that it looked like Froyo was the end of the upgrade line for the LG Optimus series (Including the "S" model for Sprint, the "T" model for T-Mobile, the "M" unit for MetroPCS, the "U" for U.S. Cellular and the LG Votex). It all started when an LG Optimus user left a question on the manufacturer's Facebook page inquiring about a possible Android 2.3 upgrade. In error, the response said that because the model lacked a 1GHz processor, the upgrade could not happen. A couple of Google engineers got involved, both saying that the Gingerbrerad build had no requirements for speed. Regardless, the last word from LG yesterday appeared to rule out the upgrade for whatever reason.

Now, it's a day later and things have changed. The Korean based manufacturer now says that all of the phones under the Optimus One series will indeed receive Android 2.3. The company said, "LG will upgrade all Optimus One smartphones currently using the Froyo OS to the next version of the Android OS, Gingerbread. Details of the upgrade schedule will be announced locally in due course. We sincerely apologize for the confusion and misunderstanding that was caused regarding this issue."

They say you can't fight City Hall, but it didn't take much time for LG to clarify the situation and to appease its customers. With that in mind, well played LG, well played.

source: LG

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Optimus One
  • Display 3.2 inches
    480 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, RAM
  • Storage 0.17GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.3

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5 Comments

5. Master619

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Great! So I can finally get a taste of Gingerbread \m/

3. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

So stupid how im sure the Transform wont get it. I would have got the Optimus if Lg would have put a flash on the damn camera! Well ill get 2.2 at least hopefully. God seems like they have a new Os every week!

2. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Do we get to start the anxious anticipation of when 2.3 will release for each phone? Samsung Fascinate only has 2.1 on it right? This surprises me when Google Nexus S by Samsung has 2.3.

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Well i knew something like that was going to happen. Great news for LG users ^_^

4. abel guzman unregistered

r u a 23 year old polish perv or a 16 year old polish wanka?

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