LG backtracks on Optimus Android updates
Korean rows back on yesterday's claim that Optimus One couldn't run Gingerbread.
LG has moved to stem the growing tide of confusion surrounding the upgrade of its best-selling Optimus One blower to Android Gingerbread.
Yesterday the Korean tech cobbler claimed that because of hardware constraints, the Optimus One would not be getting the all new version of Google’s OS, something denied by the Big G itself.
Now though, LG has apologised and said it’s looking into the matter. In a statement, it said, “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.”
That’s not to say the Optimus line will be getting Gingerbread and does somewhat shuft the blame back onto Google. This looks like it will run and run. In the meantime, at least HTC has said its cells will be getting the new version of the OS.