US Cellular’s HTC Merge wasn’t the only Android-powered smartphone to get its slice of Gingerbread today. It’s been joined by Sprint’s LG Optimus S, which is the Now Network’s own version of the internationally-launched Optimus One.
This was a rather capable midranger when it launched, but has always been hampered by the fact that so far it was running Android 2.2 Froyo.
Now that changes. The update to Gingerbread has the version number LS670ZVH and brings with it everything you’d expect from Google’s latest mobile operating system designed for phones. The color scheme has been updated, the new keyboard is present, as are the power management app and task manager, an updated Camera app, the new Download app, improved cut&paste functionality, alongside some Optimus S-specific tweaks such as fixes to volume adjustment and the ability to initiate a three-way call.
The update will reach your Optimus S over-the-air, meaning that the phone will prompt you to download and install once it has received it. The rollout will be staggered, and it will be 10 days before all Optimus S devices get access to the update. So if yours hasn’t popped up a notification yet, don’t worry. A little more patience is surely something you can spare especially after waiting all these months.
To manually check if the update is available for your handset, go to Settings > About phone > System updates. There’s more information about the update, along with installation instructions available over here.
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