LG Confirms Android 2.3 Update For Optimus Series

We’ve got some good news for those of you with rocking the LG Optimus T! LG today confirmed that its  Optimus One series handsets, including the LG Optimus T will indeed recieve the new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update. But as always, the carrier must also support the upgrade. If the carrier does not support the upgrade, at that point LG can not do anything about it.

So how does this make you feel Optimus T owners? I’m betting a lot better than Samsung Vibrant owners.

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  • Ossinac

    Wow, Vibrant users will be pissed. SMH

    • RedColaCan

      Yea..so much for buying any samsung with android from now on, you are almost for sure to never be updated

  • Roboito

    Nice one LG… that’s the way provide customer support. It’s better to get updates to your customers! Samsung and Moto, I’m looking at you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    i used to like samsung better then LG that view has defiantly changed

  • Anonymous

    So LG, as of now is the best company to get a phone from to be able to receive updates?

    • DavidOhio

      LG is a good company. T-mobile in Europe has been carrying LG mobile phones for some time now. I would get an Lg before a Samsung.

  • Anonymous

    We need more of this. It shouldnt be like pulling teeth to get the manufacturers to announce their commitment to an upgrade or not. Samsung is scratching their A$$ and B@!!$ instead of letting us know what direction they’re taking.

  • Anonymous

    Its sad to say a thing like that aint it?

  • Anonymous

    DELETE

  • Anonymous

    Its sad to say a thing like that aint it?

  • Anonymous

    I’m a Vibrant owner and definitely hearing news about the other phones getting Gingerbread doesn’t make me feel good about Samsung. We’re still dreaming in our long-shot lala-land about getting Frozen Yogurt…let alone Gingerbread. Good for LG and Optimus T owners. Samsung = Nevermore [even if they eventually come through - they'd come through because of customer pressures...nevermore will I sport another one!!!!]

  • Lrobles787

    Nice… strategy LG cuz that way you are going to gain more customer. I personally like the looks of the Samsung Vibrant better but you got me thinking if is all about looks.

  • Lrnano

    Nice… strategy LG cuz thats the way you are going to gain more customers. I personally like the looks of the Samsung Vibrant better but you got me thinking if is all about looks.

  • Tortionist

    I feel for you Samsung users. My wife is getting me the Samsung Galaxy tablet for my birthday in a few weeks. This actually makes me nervous about getting it. The ironic part is that I do have the Optimus T and am excited for the 2.3 update on it. I think i’m actually impressed by LG now, meanwhile Samsung makes me nervous.

  • Cemal

    I’m just glad that as a WP7 owner that I won’t have to go through anything like this to get updates since they come directly from Microsoft. I hope all Android users can get the future updates though

    • Kendrix_myrealname

      You must have forgot the fact that Microsoft was the one that said the HD2 wouldn’t get the WP7 update because it didn’t meet the requirements so its stuck with Windows mobile 6.5 forever. Watch they screw T-Mo users again

  • Fish

    the behold II is the reason I didn’t get the vibrant

    my cliq is the reason i will never buy motorola again

    hopefully LG will follow through

    nexus s is made by samsung, however, updates will be managed by google, that is my next phone

  • Fish

    the behold II is the reason I didn’t get the vibrant

    my cliq is the reason i will never buy motorola again

    hopefully LG will follow through

    nexus s is made by samsung, however, updates will be managed by google, that is my next phone

    • Vdonovanvejar

      I had the Samsung Behold II and now I’ve had my Samsung Vibrant fo r about 2 weeks now and I love it, and I literally can’t find a single problem with it. I was so happy that smashed my Behold II with a hammer.

    • Anonymous

      YES!! mine too. If an LG supe r-monster phone comes out, i’ll trade my nexus s + 200 for it.

  • Fish

    the behold II is the reason I didn’t get the vibrant

    my cliq is the reason i will never buy motorola again

    hopefully LG will follow through

    nexus s is made by samsung, however, updates will be managed by google, that is my next phone

  • Vdonovanvejar

    I had the Samsung Behold II and now I’ve had my Samsung Vibrant fo r about 2 weeks now and I love it, and I literally can’t find a single problem with it. I was so happy that smashed my Behold II with a hammer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

      that was kind of dumb what if you brake your vibrant by accident then you wont have a phone

    • Vmosley15

      dickhead

  • Anonymous

    what do you think would be better (for me)? trade my nexus s + 200, or sell it for 350-400 on craigslist?

  • Anonymous

    what do you think would be better (for me)? trade my nexus s + 200, or sell it for 350-400 on craigslist?

  • Anonymous

    Ie 9 sux

  • TMoFan

    LG deserves praise for this as it is a rarity to get Andriod updates with other manufactures. Optimus T definitely deserves another look simply because of it getting Gingerbread.

  • #1employee

    the Optimus is a great VALUE priced phone! packs a ton of punch for the price, but for 239.99 retail what more can you ask for. I lacks any ability to download movies or such but who really wants to watch a movie on their 3-4 inch screen. I have a vibrant and have never used that feature. For a 1st time andriod user or someone who simply wants a good phone for a reasonable cost this is it!

  • DeathStarKiller

    LG makes pretty nice electronics. I am going to give the Optimus T a whirl. I like the G2 , its just way too huge and way too overpriced for a phone that doesnt even come with a stock 1Ghz chip in it. The Samsung Vibrant may be a good phone, but I will never buy any phone from Samsung ever again after the Behold II. What a POS. As far as Nexus S goes, it looks OK, but it says Samsung on it so I will steer clear. I think the Optimus T is a sweet phone for what I need it to do. plus, Gingerbread update coming too. And I didnt have to pay $500 for it. good luck vibrant owners. hahahah

    • Devin

      And why does it matter that the G2 doesn’t come with a 1Ghz chip? The one it has is faster than 1st gen 1Ghz. And can be overclocked way above that.

    • Mickeynminnie 14

      I have a optimus t if your willing to trade without having to pay for a new phone

  • Ali1

    Man F samsung I will never again buy a samsung product ever again in my life, i took a chance bought a vibrant thinking this maybe a phone they would support months after but this damn phone just makes me want to go spend more money and switch to something else, samsung is garbage and i hope they go bankrupt.. As for this post well Im happy for Optimus T owners..

    • Tcontento

      Hate to burn your bridge, but its NOT samsungs fault. They have released 2.2 for their phones and other carriers that have the same phone as t-mobile (vibrant) are updating to it. The problem lies solely with T-mobile USA….. people need to get the facts before giving a bad opinion…… as for me, I rooted my Vibrant to get 2.2, and love it. Its a damn good phone beyond the lightness of it, but I am happy with it. It is light years head of the G1 which I got as soon as it can out 2 years ago. (back to the issue), any body still made at HTC for not updating their phones??? the mytouch line was suppose to have it including the slide…… still waiting…. why, HTC???? NO T_MOBILE!!!!!!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J2ZZSWACBXOX3TUZ4L4SAAX3QA Alexander Mccall

        Actually T-Mobile has had the 2.2 update for the Vibrant for a while.  And the MyTouch 3G  Slide got it a while ago.  Get your facts straight before you talk crap and look stupid.  It is a combination of carrier and manufacturer.  Sometimes the carrier wants to do the update OTA but the manufacturer can’t figure out how to do it.  Sometimes it’s the other way around.  But in the case of the Vibrant and the MyTouch it was Samsung and HTC who held those up. Why? Because GSM has more capabilities and it takes longer to prepare updates for custom a UI.  Have a nice day.

  • Derrickthomasonjr

    No update here =(

  • Admjson

    Vibrant no update yet hahahahahahahahaha F**k TMobile and GOOGLE

    • Rjsayles85

      has nothing to do with tmobile or google… samsung just sucks

    • Rjsayles85

      has nothing to do with tmobile or google… samsung just sucks

  • MystryG

    Does Tmobile support this for sure?

  • Texangurl26

    When is the update suppose to be happening?!

  • Kjcobb3325

    I hope tmobile supports the update

  • Kjcobb3325

    I hope tmobile supports the update

  • Sheadeadly

     Anyone in the US know when/ if T-Mobile is going to support this upgrade?

  • Zain

    I know this is VERY late, but when exactly is this happening?

  • Zain

    I know this is VERY late, but when exactly is this happening?

    • Bobby

      10 months later and the update is still not here. It’s not coming people…

      • Zain

        Its definitely a shame… but Android 2.4 ICS was promised to “come to all phones no matter what.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_34ICJRCCTIEKTCFEXLGXPPRXOA ZigZ

    Sprint rolled out Gingerbread for the Optimus S on 9/14/11.  It was full of bugs so they stopped on Sept. 28.

  • Daryl Kim

    ~Benjamin G:  Welcome to T-Mobile Chat service. My name is Ben and for your reference my rep ID is 13-20444. First, please allow me one moment to review the information you have provided.
    ~Benjamin G:  Hello Daryl, thanks for waiting.
    ~Benjamin G:  So, how can I help you ?
    daryl kim:  LG has promised an update of 2.3 for ALL Optimus line phones, i understand each carrier is different and has to approve or decline the update. is T-Mobile going to approve this update? If so, when can I expect it?
    ~Benjamin G:  From the information that I have, LG has not yet released the gingerbread update to T-Mobile. Currently, we have not began rolling out this update, and it is not currently available from us. If LG has made that promise, we should be getting information about this very soon.
    daryl kim:  Do you have any information about whether or not its in the works?
    ~Benjamin G:  Unfortuantely, I do not. I can tell you that we normally do hear about this kind of thing, but so far I have not heard anything about possible gingerbread updates for the Optimus T.
    daryl kim:  Are you able to tell me if TMO will support the update if LG does infact release one?
    ~Benjamin G:  If LG releases one, we will, yes. The only instance I have heard of us not bringing around an update was for the Motorola Cliq XT, and that was because motorola said they could not develop a stable update. We would not deny an update if it is made avaialble.
    daryl kim:  Okay thanks for all your provided information, been a great help.
    ~Benjamin G:  You are very welcome, I’m glad I could help you out with this.

  • Zain

    Thanks for the info Daryl. I hope we can get GB soon… :(