On Tuesday, Alberto Vildosola hit up LG’s Facebook page looking for information on when he could expect to see the freshly announced Android 2.3, Gingerbread, on his Optimus One. Their response indicated the Gingerbread imposed a 1GHz clock speed minimum, which the Optimus One doesn’t meet. Therefore, Optimus devices would not see the update.
Alberto pointed out the unlikeliness of this being true, and Android engineer Dan Morrill confirmed that no such clock speed limitation existed. Now, LG has clarified the error and left us waiting for an announcement regarding the timing of an update:
LG will upgrade all Optimus One smartphones currently using the Froyo OS to the next version of the Android OS, Gingerbread. Details of the upgrade schedule will be announced locally in due course. We sincerely apologize for the confusion and misunderstanding that was caused regarding this issue.