LG Optimus One P500 Gingerbread Update Coming in May

After making a worldwide tour of major carriers, LG Optimus One is about to receive its highly-anticipated Android 2.3 Gingerbread software upgrade. The entry-level handset has become one of the most popular Android devices launched by LG, with more than 2 million Optimus One smartphones sold worldwide, and the number is still increasing
The upcoming upgrade has been unveiled via LG Facebook official account, as the company vaguely stated that the update will be available in May, but no specific release date has been mentioned.

The upgrade of LG Optimus One to Android 2.3 is expected by May end & will be available in the Android Market.”

It seems strange that the LG person said that the update would be available through Android Market, which is not possible, rather than through LG’s own update tool.

Initially, the Korean manufacturer stated that the Optimus One would not receive the Gingerbread goodness because it didn’t meet the minimum hardware requirements.

However, the company came back with an official announcement where it said that all Optimus series smartphones would get Android 2.3 upgrade, although no timeframe has been disclosed.

LG will upgrade all Optimus One smartphones currently using the Froyo OS to the next version of the Android OS, Gingerbread. Details of the upgrade schedule will be announced locally in due course. We sincerely apologize for the confusion and misunderstanding that was caused regarding this issue.”

The Optimus One is powered by a 600 MHz processor and features a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen with 262k colors support and 320 x 480 pixel resolution.

Even though it’s a low-budget smartphone, the Optimus One is an all-rounder as it features HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, GPS with A-GPS support, microUSB 2.0, as well as Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support.

Furthermore, the Optimus one sports an average 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and video recording capabilities. The phone packs only 170 MB of internal memory, but it embeds a microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB, 2GB card included).

Stay tuned for more updates on the subject, as the company reveals further details.

Source via softpedia.com

LG Optimus One

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Announced 2010, July
Status Available. Released 2010, October
Size Dimensions 113.5 x 59 x 13.3 mm
Weight 129 g
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 170 MB user available, 512 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included, buy memory
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB
Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, Beauty Shot
Video Yes, VGA@18fps
Secondary No
Features OS Android OS, v2.2 Froyo, upgradable to v2.3
CPU 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black, wine, titan, blue, silver, purple
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
- Social networking integration
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- Digital compass
- YouTube, Google Talk
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
- Document viewer
- Organizer
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 700 h (2G) / Up to 550 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 8 h (2G) / Up to 7 h 30 min (3G)
Misc SAR US 0.45 W/kg (head) 0.37 W/kg (body)

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