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LG will upgrade its Optimus One smartphones to Gingerbread, after all

December 10, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson

Android News, Firmware updates, LG

LG Optimus One

Earlier this week, one of the people running LG’s Facebook page made an ill-advised statement that Gingerbread requires a 1GHz processor. This non-existing prerequisite was then used as an excuse for not upgrading the LG Optimus One to Android 2.3.

The 1GHz requirement is naturally complete nonsense and was later dismissed on Twitter by Android Developer Advocate Dan Morril. It was also later said that any device able to run Froyo, will probably work even better with Gingerbread.

Luckily, LG quickly stepped up and announced that all Optimus One handsets will receive Gingerbread updates, and that should include every rendition of the device, such as Optimus T, Optimus S and so forth, as well as the Vortex.

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.

Kudos, LG – I’m sure your customers will appreciate it, and that any manufacturer keeping its Androids up-to-date will benefit from it in the long run.

Via [Engadget, LG]