LG Optimus One Android Gingerbread update denied

Koreans cook up excuse to sidestep software boost

LG claims hardware constraints prevent FroYo phone from becoming Gingerbread one, Google begs to differ.

Just 48 hours after its debut, the rollout of Android Gingerbread is already starting to cause issues for Google. With a Nexus One update still “a few weeks” away according to one dev, now LG has stepped in and said its Optimus One won’t be making the move to Android 2.3.

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The reason? It says Gingerbread requires a minimum 1GHz processor, and the Optimus One has a 600MHz number inside. According to LG’s official Facebook page in the US, “…it’s not possible to update the processor, unfortunately”.

Except, it seems, LG’s fibbing. Android boss Dan Morrill took to Twitter with this barbed comment: “Random note: there’s no hard minimum processor requirement for Gingerbread. Trust me, if there were I’d know”. Ouch.

So, it seems, the problems mobile makers experienced with getting Android FroYo onto old devices looks set to continue with Gingerbread. Is Google releasing too many updates? Or do handset mavens need to get their act together? Tell us your thoughts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Via Engadget