LG Optimus One – Hello Gingerbread!

FINALLY! It is here.. .

Getting ready to install the new firmware update to V20D_00. This is the Gingerbread update I’ve been waiting for a very long time. I had to check twice to be sure that the LG Update Notifications app was not mistaken.

This update has got me worked up. I immediately had Titanium Backup running after not having done that for a very long time. It is also about time I installed the LG PC Suite on my brand new Windows 7. Have been procrastinating on doing that because I was under the impression the update won’t be around until October.

Will update this post once I have the Gingerbread update up and running on my LG Optimus One.

Weeeeee!

Edit:
And the upgrade was a success. All of my apps, personal, and system data were not even touched. I was afraid the installation of the new Android version would delete everything as what at the beginning of the upgrade warned. Thankfully that never happened.

There are not much visual changes with the upgrade. The most prominent changes I noticed are (1) the notification bar/area now sports a black color, (2) the buttons are more defined and squarish, and (3) the system icons now has color instead of being monochrome.

The phone does feel a lot snappier than before. Loading the applications list under Settings > Applications > Manage applications, for example, is how many times faster.

These are just a few of the many goodies, I am sure. For now it is great that LG provided an official upgrade to Gingerbread instead of me installing a custom ROM. Not that the latter is bad, but you know.. . 🙂

Note: By the way, I should mention that v 1.20 of Gingerbreak does not work on LG Optimus One Android 2.3.3 (LG-P500-V20d).