LG has second thoughts about Android Gingerbread

LG doesn't seem very sure about Android 2.3 Gingerbread. At first, it claimed its Optimus series of devices wouldn't get the upgrade. Now it has decided it 'will evaluate' the new software.

The confusion started yesterday. In an official Facebook message from the company, it said that 'the minimum requirements for Gingerbread require 1 GHz processor', which effectively stopped dead any talk of the 2.3 upgrade. However, this was followed up by a comment from Android developer Dan Morrill, who said on Twitter that 'there's no hard minimum processor requirement for Gingerbread... trust me, if there were I'd know.' It left things very much up in the air.

So enter LG again. According to Engadget, another official statement has been issued by LG, saying: '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.'

So in other words, they're not in possession of the facts and will take a closer look at the operating system, making a decision further down the line. It's not exactly a 'yes', more of a 'maybe'. But that's better than a 'no'.

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