The latest V10G_00 update for LG Optimus One, unfortunately, is not yet the one I’ve been waiting for. It got me excited the moment the notification popped out telling me a new update is available a week ago. Wishful thinking as it is, but the G in the update name was a good sign because it is the same as the first letter as Gingerbread. However, it is only Android 2.2.3 folks!
I’m not buying this! When it is already Gingerbread like LG promised, I will install the update. If that doesn’t happen, I plan to sell this phone anyway (I am eyeing that sweet LG Optimus 2x in the market!). All in all, I’ve skipped like 3 updates since last year for several reasons, but to mention the most annoying ones – (1) Installing the new firmware takes too long on LG Optimus One and it fails many times that I got tired of trying; and, (2) Really, it will erase all data during the upgrade?! I know my sister’s HTC Desire didn’t lose anything after the OTA upgrade to 2.2.
I know I can do a backup. Unfortunately again, the PC Suite that came with the Optimus One appears broken. It doesn’t sync very well. Several times it thinks that the phone is not connected. That piece of software is terribly slow! Good thing Titanium Backup is available. What is rooting an Android for after all, huh?
I’m beginning to think that what LG said about the update to Gingerbread for Optimus One was all rubbish just to please their customers and bring in more sales. Then again maybe they were being true to their words.
A few minutes ago, I read news that the official update to Android 2.3 Gingerbead for LG Optimus One is already rolling out in Romania. Can’t confirm how true this is, but suddenly there’s that ray of hope again.
LG Italy’s official Facebook page is said to have posted that the Gingerbread update will be out by July 2011. There are even videos of it running Gingerbread. Again, there’s no assurance on the truth behind this story.
That’s two separate sources from two different countries with a seemingly good news! I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Well, it is going to be a ‘wait and see’ as most of us Optimus One owners have waited for several months. I can’t blame LG for releasing (if they ever do) the Gingerbread update very late. We’re lucky we got 2.2 and we got updates too. But the timing of the release of Gingerbread couldn’t have come at a worst time last year. LG Optimus One was released late October and Google announced Gingerbread in December. Half a year’s wait is not that bad for me as long as it arrives. How many Android phones out there are at version 2.3 already anyway?