Hopefully this will put to rest the dirty little fight that had been brewing in regards to Gingerbread on the LG Optimus One. What seemed like 5 seconds after Gingerbread was announced, LG’s Facebook page indicated that the Optimus One would not meet the minimum requirements in order to run Gingerbread. That’s cute and all, but it was immediately debunked by an Android software insider claiming there was in fact no minimum requirements announced. Yesterday the speculation continued, but now it looks like LG has changed their tune and openly admits to “prematurely releasing information” in regard to the requirements needed to run Gingerbread. My head hurts. Check out the statements below and let us know what you think about all of this. How many of you Optimus One owners are a little more confused now than before?
Someone over in LG’s public relations department must be having a bad day. After a posting to their Facebook page causing a nasty rumor about Gingerbread minimum processor requirements was quickly dispelled by the Android Team, LG has issued both a clarification and an additional promise that the LG Optimus One (the phone at the center of the rumor) will indeed receive Gingerbread. Here is what they had to say:
“LG released information prematurely regarding the minimum processor upgrade requirements for the LG Optimus. Google recently announced the Gingerbread platform and has not yet published the Gingerbread Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) or the public branch open source code. Once the CDD and the source code is public, LG will evaluate the upgradability of the Optimus Series. We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding. We will alert you as soon as more information on this topic is available.”
“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.”
So there you have it, if word from Dan Morrill of Google wasn’t enough this surely is. Pretty awesome that LG will remain committed to keeping their low-cost Android set up to date with the latest version of the OS.
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