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According to LG they have began rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update to all Optimus devices starting with the Optimus X2. It looks like the start of the OTA (over the air) rollout will be be the X2 in Europe. The Gingerbread update will be staggered as always and since the update will be for all Optimus devices we can assume it will be a long term rollout.
The update started yesterday with the Optimus 3D update starting November 21st according to LG’s Facebook page. The Optimus Black is also said to start rolling out November 28th after the 3D. Some users have stated that they haven’t received the update OTA or manually yet so be patient and it will get to you in the coming days.
With LG recently promising an update to Ice Cream Sandwich users of the device shouldn’t get too comfortable with the Gingerbread OS since we would guess Q1 next year there will be the new update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. At any event let us know how the update goes and when you get it.
LG Officially Announced the Optimus 2X will Get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
The rumors have been flying around that the LG Optimus 2X will not get Ice Cream Sandwich. LG has confirmed officially on Facebook that the Optimus 2X will be receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update and that the rumors are false.
There is no estimated release date of the update and we don’t forsee it this year although we now know it will come. LG has promised that they will release more detailed information shortly about the Android 4.0 update. As we get more information from LG we will let you all know.
Many users of the LG Optimus 2X have been asking if they will get the much anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The answer is no it will not. This being said all of us that are part of the Android world know that the LG Optimus 2X will likely see the Android 4.0 update but in the form of a custom ROM like CyanogenMod.
Its too early to make it official but a question asked on LG’s Facebook page was answered, and I quote:
“We will not be introducing Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich updates on LG Optimus 2X P990. Keep watching this space for further updates”.
All those that own the Optimus 2X can do now is hold out for someone in the community to port the new Android OS to the device which should not take long.
Sprint announced today that the LG Optimus has started receiving the OTA (over the air) Android 2.3 Gingerbread update today. This maintenance release will be released in waves so if you haven’t seen it yet you will shortly. Some users have reported that they aren’t getting the OTA update notification but when manually checking through settings it finds it.
LG Optimus S™ from Sprint will receive the Android 2.3, Gingerbread, update through an over-the-air maintenance release beginning today, September 14, 2011.
Beginning today, Sprint will send update notifications to users in waves. The notification will let users know the update is available and provide the simple two-step, over-the-air download instructions.
- Users will receive a notification that Android 2.3 is available for download.
- Once the user has downloaded the update, they will be prompted to install the update. The user will be notified that their device will be disabled during the installation process. The phone will be ready to use once the process completes.
The LG Optimus S Gingerbread update includes:
- New on-screen keyboard. The standard keyboard has been greatly improved with faster input and more intuitive typing. The cut-and-paste feature has also been improved.
- Streamlined user interface. New color schemes and various UI changes make Android more consistent and simpler to use.
- Application and power management. Android 2.3 provides better insight into what is running in the background and the amount of memory and CPU time it is using. A task killer has been added.
- Download management. All downloads from the browser, email and other apps can now be viewed and controlled from a single location.
- General enhancements for performance improvements.
The software release upgrades LG Optimus S to Android 2.3, Gingerbread. This version of Android improves download management through the Downloads application, offering the user easy access to any file downloaded from the browser, email or another application.
VIA: Sprint Community
LG is supposed to unveil its new game conversion engine at IFA 2011 in Berlin next week. The conversion engine is an OpenGL based 2D to 3D conversion. LG is attempting to help expand the amount of 3D games for devices like their Optimus 3D. This engine will be the first of its kind in the world for smartphone’s.
LG’s new 3d game engine will be released as a Maintenance Release first for the Optimus 3D starting in October. We don’t have a date for everyone because it will depend on your carrier as to when you get this. LG also states that the converter will allow developers to optimize their 2D games to 3D without the need of development.
The converter will allow people to play 2D games in 3D without paying any extra. You can also easily switch back to 2D by turning of the converter. After IFA 2011 i’m sure we will have more information for you all.