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LG is WRONG! Gingerbread Doesn’t Need 1ghz Processor!

I personally like the LG Optimus line, I have tested the LG Optimus T, The LG Optimus S and the Vortex. My personal preference is the LG Optimus T because of the wifi features and speed of the HSPA+ network.  The LG Optimus line came out of the gate with Android 2.2 Froyo. While others spent hundreds on their Android devices and are still awaiting a froyo update, you could get an LG Optimus handset for less than $99 in most cases and rock froyo immediately.

An LG Optimus user asked LG on facebook if they would receive an update to the Android version announced yesterday, Gingerbread 2.3.  The LG representative handling their facebook account said no because the processor in the LG Optimus line is 600mhz and as far as LG knew, Gingerbread wasn’t compatible with anything lower than a 1Ghz processor.

If the requirements for Gingerbread called for a mandatory 1Ghz processor it would in essence cut  off half of the Android ecosystem. In fact it’s hard to believe that Google would make a move like that.

Mobile Review’s Editor, Eldar Murtizan tweeted out yesterday that this wasn’t the case, that a 1ghz processor was recommended but not required.  So it looks like LG is trying to bail out of upgrading the LG Optimus series to Android 2.3.  While it was a great move to roll out with Android 2.2 Froyo , they should be able to handle at least one upgrade.

UPDATE:  Android Lead Dan Morrill tweeted out the following message further backing up what Mobile Review said:

LG Has not returned numerous voicemails or emails requesting comment to us or any of the colleagues we speak to on a regular basis.

Source: GSM Arena

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