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LG Optimus 3D, Optimus Black, Optimus 2X Getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Nearly a year after the launch of Gingerbread on the Nexus S and nearly 10 months after the Optimus Black and the Optimus 2X were presented at CES in Las Vegas, LG has started to roll out Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

LG Optimus 2X will be the first to get the update as early as next Tuesday, with the LG Optimus 3D getting it on the 21st of October and the Optimus Black one week later.

The time frame is for Europe with the rest of the world following afterwards. Furthermore, the time table is only valid for unlocked handsets, users on mobile networks are likely to have to wait even longer, possibly into the new year and 2012.

LG has already attracted heavy criticism after saying on one of its Facebook pages that it will not bring an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the LG Optimus 2X.

Both the Optimus 2X and the Optimus 3D have a dual core SoC clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, 4-inch touchscreen displays with WVGA resolution, multi megapixel cameras and a number of other features as well.

LG hasn't launched any new Android smartphones since the beginning of the year while its archrival Samsung has flooded the market with a number of devices like the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy W.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.