After many, many months of waiting and collective head-scratching by owners of LG’s newest and highest-specced smartphones, the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread is almost here. It’s unclear what took LG so long, or why these models launched not running it, but let’s just enjoy the moment for now.
The Korean company took to Facebook to announce that the Gingerbread updates for the Optimus 2X, Optimus Black, and Optimus 3D will all become available in November. There are caveats, though. The updates will roll out in Europe first, and to devices sold unlocked and without carrier branding. For phones sold by carriers, it’s unclear when or if the updates will arrive.
So if you’ve got one of the aforementioned smartphones, purchased it unlocked, and you live in Europe, be happy. The Gingerbread update for the Optimus 2X will be out on November 1 (so in mere hours). If you own an Optimus 3D, the update will start rolling out in the week beginning on November 21, and a week later is when the Optimus Black will get its first taste of Gingerbread.
It’s interesting to note that by then, or a very short while after that, some devices (cough…Nexus S…cough) may already be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Then again, if you wanted to always run the latest version of the OS, you would have bought a Nexus device. So that’s settled then.