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    Gingerbread More Compatible than Previously Reported, Coming to LG Optimus After-all


    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: theres no hard minimum processor requirement for Gingerbread. Trust me, if there were Id 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!

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    So what's going on with LG? LG claimed the Ally was supposed to get Froyo and it hasn't. So now they're claiming the Optimus is going to get Gingerbread? I'll believe it when I actually see it.

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    LG = Fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by furbearingmammal View Post
    LG = Fail.
    The LG ally almost ruined my first smartphone experience, because it definitely didn't live up to the expectations they had set for it and was an epic fail for me. I was elated when I went to the droid2 as it is truly what a droid does. And Motorola then went even further with exceeding my expectations with the droid 2 global.
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    I'm currently running an LG Ally rehabilitation program for anyone who wants to donate their phones...

    I'll make sure they go to good homes, eventually.
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    The LG Ally isn't a complete fail of a phone, it just has really lackluster support.

    I've played with my gf's Ally. I've rooted it, and got barnacle wifi hotspot working for her, and I've got ADW Launcher on it for her (she liked the themes). Its still a pretty decent phone for those that don't want or need all the power of the top-tier devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danDroid View Post
    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: theres no hard minimum processor requirement for Gingerbread. Trust me, if there were Id 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!

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    Old news, actually. Google debunked the 1GHz requirement myth very soon after it was first reported. 1GHz was a recommendation, not a requirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilgediver View Post
    The LG Ally isn't a complete fail of a phone, it just has really lackluster support.

    I've played with my gf's Ally. I've rooted it, and got barnacle wifi hotspot working for her, and I've got ADW Launcher on it for her (she liked the themes). Its still a pretty decent phone for those that don't want or need all the power of the top-tier devices.
    I said LG, not the Ally.
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    You said an "lg ally" rehab :P

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