LG’s Optimus One line apparently won’t get Android Gingerbread

The LG Optimus One is currently among the best Android Froyo smartphones that you can get for less than $300 – so it’s no wonder it was sold in more than 1 million units in a record time.

But there’s some bad news for those hoping that the handset will receive an update to the new Android 2.3 Gingebread OS.

According to LG Mobile USA’s Facebook account:

“The Optimus line won’t be getting the Gingerbread update because they have a 600MHz processor,and the minimum requirements for Gingerbread require 1 GHz processor. In other words: it’s not possible to update the processor, unfortunately.”

Ok, so this means all the Optimus handsets launched in the US (Optimus T, Optimus S, Optimus M, Optimus U and Verizon’s Vortex) will be stuck with Android 2.2.

And about that “Gingerbread requires 1 GHz processor” thing: it looks like this is not true. Android engineer Romain Guy tweeted (via Android Central) that “there’s no hard minimum processor requirement for Gingerbread.”

Via Droid Dog

Author: Florin

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