Ever since Google released Android 2.3, Gingerbread, owners of the LG P500 Optimus One have been fixated on one question – when will the phone get a Gingerbread update?

Initially, LG’s Facebook rep put a stop to all the speculation by saying the Optimus One wouldn’t be getting an update because its 600Mhz processor doesn’t meet Gingerbread’s 1Ghz requirement. Android lead Dan Morrill was not amused by this statement though, and he clarified on Twitter that there was no such thing.

Yes? No? Maybe?

Now it was LG’s turn to not be amused. An embarrassing public outing was not something to be taken lightly, so they quickly retracted their earlier statement and replaced it with this one: “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.”

I’m not sure whether to take that as a commitment to update once the compatibility list and source code are out, or not. Geez LG, make up your mind for a lot of us are waiting with fingers crossed.

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