Previously, we shared a report that it was unclear whether the original Droid 1, and other older phones, would be able to receive Gingerbread 2.3. In the same article, we also indicated LG confirmed the LG Optimus would NOT be getting the "Gingerbread Man". Of course, things change rapidly in the whirlwind of technology that is the 21st Century, and apparently there's more to the story now.
According to this article at andriodcentral.com, LG has officially confirmed, "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." I'm sure Optimus users are jumping for joy right about now.
Thanks to our members' conversations in the forums we did a bit more digging and found this informative article from phandroid.com. Apparently, there is no 1GHz limitation on the Gingerbread 2.3 Update. Dan Morrill, the Android Open Source and Compatibility Tech Lead, plainly states in a Twitter post, "Random note: there’s no hard minimum processor requirement for Gingerbread. Trust me, if there were I’d know." Awesome... with a caveat. The only thing holding back older Android phone users will be if the manufacturer decides to implement it on their device. Hmmm... could be good sign for us Droid owners!