LG has finally started rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for one of their most successful Android handsets – the Optimus One (P500). Even though the Korean company missed its promised deadline, it still is better than nothing.
The Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Optimus One brings an improved copy-and-paste mechanism, a Download manager and an overall improvement in performance and stability of the phone. Sadly, not all is rosy with the update. Most Optimus One owners over at XDA forums are reporting major problems with the update. Majority of the owners complained that the phone felt sluggish after the update. They also encountered lots of bugs with the Gingerbread firmware.
The list of bugs is also pretty long, and contains some serious issues like the microphone of the phone not working for the first 2-3 seconds of a call or Apps2SD not working properly. The growing list of bugs can be found on this thread on XDA forums.
LG would soon start rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the world’s first dual-core powered phone, the Optimus 2X and the Optimus Black. Hopefully, unlike the Optimus One Gingerbread update, the quality of the final firmware of the Gingerbread build of these two handsets would be much better and less buggy.