Update: LG Optimus Series May Get Gingerbread, After All

Earlier we reported that LG posted a rather disappointing status update on its Facebook account that was bound to upset all one million owners of the LG Optimus One:

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.

Basically, the post said any phone in the Optimus lineup — Optimus T, Optimus S, Optimus M, Optimus U and Verizon’s Vortex in the US, in addition to the Optimus One globally — would be left out of the Gingerbread party since its processor is only 600 MHz.

Fortunately, we received an email direct from LG that informed us that this is not the case. Here’s the full press release:

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. We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding. We will alert you as soon as more information on this topic is available.

So … they’re saying there’s a chance. It wasn’t a no, but it wasn’t a yes either.

We now know that no minimum requirement has been set by Google yet, so there’s definitely a possibility the Optimus series will get Gingerbread. But no announcement has been made at this point, and it sounds as though there won’t be one until the source code is made public. So stay tuned, folks!

LG Press Release

Author: Brad Molen

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