Verizon's LG Ally gets Froyo early

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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  • Display 3.2" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
  • Storage 0.102 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.50h talk time)

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15 Comments

1. cdmta

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 03, 2009

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

2. cdmta

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 03, 2009

-uninstalled adobe flash that is.

3. hornetmx

Posts: 71; Member since: Mar 12, 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.

4. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

5. Volcomguy51

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 23, 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?

6. kanon

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

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

7. Volcomguy51

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 23, 2011

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

8. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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.

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.

10. mm117

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

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

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

13. Volcomguy51

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 23, 2011

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

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

15. Volcomguy51

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 23, 2011

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

14. PHONE_GEEK

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 01, 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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