LG backtracks on Android 2.3 upgrade for Optimus One £175

10th Dec 2010 | 11:05

LG backtracks on Android 2.3 upgrade for Optimus One

Turns out it is coming after all

TechRadar rating:

3.5 stars

Featuring a simple back-to-basics approach by LG, the Optimus One is a sturdy and affordable way to get into Android – especially since it's the first really cheap phone to come with Android 2.2.

Like:

Solidly built; Uncluttered Android 2.2 OS; Great battery life; Some clever custom LG widgets;

Dislike:

Bland design; Processor struggles when asked to perform; Low-res screen makes web reading a chore; No Flash Player 10.1 support;

LG's PR faux pas over a possible Android 2.3 update to the Optimus One has been mitigated by a new promise from the Korean firm.

The electronics firm originally claimed that the Android 2.3 update wasn't coming for the budget phone, as it couldn't be run with a meagre 600MHz processor.

Erm... no?

But as that was swiftly confirmed as utter rubbish by developers and fans alike, LG has moved to change its mind completely and confirm the update now IS coming via its US site:

"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."

It takes some steely nerve to completely admit fault over something like this, but the fact it initially tried to pull the wool over its users eyes, wittingly or not, isn't likely to be forgotten anytime soon.

Via Engadget

LG Optimus One Android 2.3 Gingerbread
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