March 21, 2012 | by Charles West
MetroPCS is set to bring another budget-friendly device to its lineup of Android powered smartphones, with the addition of the LG Optimus M+. This news comes after the wireless provider recently announced the release of the ZTE Score M. The M+ is an upgrade to the previous M model that came out last year. The new LG offering should hit Metro shortly, joining the higher-end LG Esteem and LG Connect 4G.
Spec wise, the Optimus M+ comes with a better camera (5 megapixel compared to 3.2 megapixels), flash, bigger 3.5-inch display verses 3.2 inches, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR (verses 2.x), while Android 2.3 Gingerbread boots up the handset. Sparingly, it’s an entry-level smartphone by today’s standards, so don’t hold your breath for an update to Ice Cream Sandwich, or a dual-core processor.
The fact that another Android phone is coming out with outdated software (14 month old Gingerbread) makes me cringe a bit. That said, most of the people buying it probably won’t be that concerned about what version operating system the phone runs on. Unfortunately, we haven’t gotten any official confirmation from MetroPCS on the handsets pricing and availability. We’re sure it’ll be a good buy for those just entering the world of Android.