The Gingerbread update for the Nexus One should be out in the coming weeks, but as far other Android phones, we’re still not sure. One thing we’re a bit more certain of, though, is that the recently released LG Optimus One won’t be among those who will be getting one once it’s released. Say what? Yup, that’s right folks. The Optimus One is reportedly stuck with Froyo.
LG announced this disappointing bit of news over their Facebook page stating that due to Gingerbread’s requirement of a 1GHz processor, the Optimus One won’t be getting the new Android OS. Gingerbread requires a 1GHz processor for it to work? That’s what surprised us too. Is it true? No. Android lead Dan Morril confirmed this himself over Twitter stating “there’s no hard minimum processor requirement for Gingerbread.”
So what gives? We’re not quite sure. LG is still mum on the issue. It could be that their Facebook page administrator was just misinformed thus resulting in the erroneous post or they’re just looking for a reason not to release a Gingerbread update for the Optimus One. Whichever it is, until they announce otherwise, it looks like Optimus One owners won’t have a Gingerbread-flavored future to look forward to.
UPDATE: The status post has been removed from their Facebook page.