LG Optimus One owners can finally crack a smile. The latest, greatest smartphone iteration of Android, aka Gingerbread, will at long last be arriving in May, LG has confirmed.
When asked about an ETA for the hotly awaited update on its official Facebook fan page, LG said: “The upgrade of LG Optimus One to Android 2.3 is expected by May end & will be available in the Android Market.”
The tech giant had previously caused furore when its US wing had misleadingly posted on its Facebook page back in December that “the Optimus line wouldn’t be getting the Gingerbread because they have a 600MHz processor” and that “the minimum requirements for Gingerbread require [a] 1GHz processor”, a claim which was quickly refuted by Android engineers, thus incurring LG the full wrath of angry fans.
LG soon removed the post and released an official statement apologising for the mishap and revealed that Gingerbread would indeed be coming to the Optimus One. Well, if you’ve waited this long, surely you can wait a couple more months to get onboard with the best version of Android.
Delicious ingredients of Gingerbread include a tweaked user interface, an improved on-screen keyboard, enhanced copy and paste functionality, internet calling and support for Near Field Communications (NFC) technology which enables smartphones to double as an electronic wallet for making contactless payments similar to the Oyster Card.