Printed from http://www.electronista.com

LG: denial of Android 2.3 Optimus upgrade was 'premature'

updated 07:35 pm EST, Wed December 8, 2010

LG says Android 2.3 might still come to Optimus

LG on Wednesday night corrected its claim that Optimus phones wouldn't get Android 2.3 with a brief statement on the subject. Its claims that it couldn't upgrade the phone to 2.3 were made by accident and that it didn't actually know whether an upgrade was an option. Without Google's Compatibility Definition Document or the software, a decision wasn't yet possible, the company said.

"LG released information prematurely regarding the minimum processor upgrade requirements for the LG Optimus [line]," it said. "Google recently announced the Gingerbread [Android 2.3] 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. We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding. We will alert you as soon as more information on this topic is available."

The public source code is expected within the next few weeks and will likely come with the CDD.

An engineer for Google, Don Merrill, has already stated that there is no set performance minimum for 2.3 and that hardware by itself isn't necessarily a barrier. The software release should also run as well or faster on a phone that already runs 2.2, such as the Optimus S. Any obstacles to LG are more likely to center around any interface skinning and custom apps.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S6 range is a critical component in Samsung's flagging smartphone strategy. With sales of its high-end smartphones ...

Notti smart lamp from Witti

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softball ...

Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News