LG promises Gingerbread support for Optimus handsets

As sales of its Optimus handset cross the 2,000,000, LG confirms that the budget Android models will upgrade from Froyo to Gingerbread.

MetroPCS's Optimus M has helped LG reach 2,000,000 sold in two months. LG

LG is offering up a double dose of good news today, both relating to the Optimus One line of handsets.

After shaking up the Android community earlier this week with whispers of not supporting Android 2.3 for its Optimus line, LG issued a statement to CNET yesterday that confirmed that a Gingerbread upgrade is in the works.

"LG will upgrade all Optimus One smartphones currently using the Froyo OS to the next version of the Android OS, Gingerbread," the statement said. "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."

Barely two months after launching on carriers around the world, the budget-friendly Android smartphone has crossed the 2,000,000 sold mark. Things don't look to slow down as the second million only took 25 days to reach, whereas the first million took 40 days.

It appears that LG's plans are starting to work as they see success much like Samsung has with its Galaxy S line. I wouldn't be surprised to see other device makers adopt a similar strategy of releasing one model across multiple carriers.

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.

 

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