The update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the LG Optimus Black was initially supposed to arrive in November 2011. Yet here we are in January 2012 and only now has it begun rolling out. Perhaps this is good news anyway, since Optimus Black owners are at least seeing an update. Or about to. The Optimus Black should also receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich sometime during the third quarter of this year (though with LG’s track record, you should probably feel lucky if your Optimus Black makes it into 2013 with ICS on board).
So if you’re in Europe and have an unlocked Optimus Black the Gingerbread update (V20) should be on its way to you. It’s a similar situation in India. And the update is expected to make its way to other territories very soon.
To install the update, you need to use LG’s computer-based update tool which you can find over at your local LG support website (for example, for India it’s here).
The Optimus Black was announced about a year ago, when Gingerbread was already out – yet it launched with Froyo. Let’s hope LG has learned something from this experience, and will avoid pulling such a stunt again in the future.