Do you still remember the Android 2.1 powered LG Ally, which was launched back in May on the airwaves of Verizon Wireless? We have a good news for the LG Ally users. After the long wait, Android 2.2 (FroYo) update is finally coming to this mid-range smartphone in February.
LG Ally features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.1 OS, Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera with Autofocus and Flash, 512MB ROM, 256MB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, A-GPS, Visual Voice Mail, Android Market, 3.5mm Headset jack, Up to 450 mins talk-time, up to 500 hrs stand-by time and more.
LG Ally recently received a software update, but the owners were disappointed since it was just a minor software update and not the Android 2.2 (FroYo) update. A moderator at the LG Forum recently said that LG Ally owner will finally get the much awaited Android 2.2 update in February 2011. It is still unknown whether the Froyo upgrade will allow them to run Adobe Flash Player 10.1, since the specs of this handset is lower than the Adobe’s hardware requirements.
We have a good news for the LG Ally owners. Verizon Wireless has recently released a minor software update for the LG’s entry-level touchscreen phone. The latest version is numbered VS740ZVC and it comes with numerous enhancements and improvements. Check out the complete changelog below.
- Improved ability to play audio that is received via picture message.
- Improved Exchang ActiveSync (EAS) calendar synching
- EAS provisioning feature is now compatible with all Microsoft Exchange servers.
- New version of Skype mobile
- VZ Navigator is now preloaded on device
You should always backup your data before updating the device. The latest software update can be downloaded only via. Over-The-Air (OTA). For step-by-step instructions on how to perform the download, head over to this page.
LG Aloha has been recently renamed to LG Ally. It is rumored that, it may launch in mid-May on the airwaves of wireless carrier Verizon. LG Ally is the first device from LG Electronics powered by Snapdragon processor and Android 2.1 operating system. Check out the complete specs of this device below.
LG Ally Features:
- 3.5 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display
- 480 x 800 pixels resolution
- 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- Android 2.1 OS
- Full QWERTY keypad
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Dolby Mobile sound enhancement
- 3 GB internal memory
- 32 GB external memory
- 3G Connectivity
- Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
- microUSB 2.0
- 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
- Geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilizer
- HD (720p) video recording
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- A-GPS support
- Social networking integration with live updates
- 1350 mAh battery
This handset was earlier known as LU2300 as well as LG Aloha, but finally it will be launched this month as LG Ally. This handset was recently spotted in new Iron Man 2 commercial. The price and launch date of this handset is not available yet.