Looks like the Gingerbread update to the LG Optimus One P500 is not so far from rolling out after all. We’d previously reported that the update might show up somewhere around the end of May, and that has now been somewhat reinforced by the appearance of an unofficial video.
Optimus Two Point Three?
Here's the backstory – LG's Facebook representative initially claimed that the Optimus One wouldn't be getting the newly-released Android version 2.3 because it had a 1GHz processor requirement, something the phone's 600MHz processor couldn't match. However, the Android Lead had other ideas. He got onto Twitter and stated no such requirement existed, and that he'd know about it if it did. The incident was a rather embarrassing one for LG and they quickly backtracked on their announcement by making a brief statement on their website that they'd evaluate upgrading their phones to Gingerbread – but only after Google confirmed the hardware requirements and released the source code.
That evaluation certainly didn't take too long though, as a public notice soon popped up on their website and this is what it had to say: “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.”
Now after a good 6 months of waiting, the Gingerbread update might finally start rolling out. This is good news for Optimus One users, no doubt, and we hope the update makes it out soon. Either way, you can check out the video below.