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

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  1. danDroid

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    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!

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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.

    (my gf has the Ally)
     
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    LG = Fail. :)
     
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    Like I say if it don't say Motorola, it ain't a Droid. :D
     
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    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. :D
     
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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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    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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    I said LG, not the Ally. :)
     
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    You said an "lg ally" rehab :p

    Droidforums.net appified!
     
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    This is true. I have two responses:

    LG neglected their phones, so I need to rehabilitate (read, clean up, root, ROM) them.

    Free smart phone is free smart phone. :D
     
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    LG is finally coming out with what could be a top-tier phone soon. If they can step up their game and provide support, I might consider them a top-tier maker of Android Handsets.

    My gf is still pissed she can't move apps to SD yet. I told her technically its possible, but it requires me to do a heck of a lot to her phone that I'm not quite willing to do yet. She wants Froyo. And bad!
     
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    If you're rooted all you need to do is hit the market for apps2sd -- and I meant free to me from people who had upgraded. I'll give 'em a good home. :D
     
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    I really can't say too many bad things about LG as my last phone was an LG Voyager. Their keyboard was, IMHO, better than the Droid's. At least they had a row for numbers. The Voyager had 4 updates, IIRC, during the time I had it. I didn't do the last update though. These updates were done at the Verizon store and the forum discussions were about how long it took or if the phone was bricked.

    That being said, I hope my next Android will be a Motorola.
     
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