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LG flip-flops on Gingerbread update

After a false start, LG has confirmed it will upgrade the Optimus One handset from Android 2.2 to 2.3, but hasn't announced a specific timeline.

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After a false start, LG has confirmed it will upgrade the Optimus One handset from Android 2.2 to 2.3, but hasn't announced a specific timeline.

LG confirmed the decision in a statement which read, "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 apologise for the confusion and misunderstanding that was caused regarding this issue."

The misunderstanding in the statement refers to an errant Facebook post by an LG staffer earlier in the week, informing a customer that the Optimus One would not be upgradeable due to a minimum processor requirement outlined by Google. This was quickly refuted by Android lead developer Dan Morrill who jumped on Twitter and confirmed that there was no such restriction.