Sprint Redeploys Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update for LG Optimus S

The major update will be rolled out beginning April 4

The highly-acclaimed LG Optimus One is currently the most popular budget-friendly Android smartphone launched by the South Korean handset maker.

Most operators across the globe offered the Optimus One or carrier-bound variants of it. Sprint is among the carriers that offered the smartphone as LG Optimus S.

The phone was launched back in December 2010 with Android 2.2 Froyo on board. However, given the popularity of the smartphone, LG decided to push an Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade for as many LG Optimus One versions as possible.

Sprint’s LG Optimus S received its Gingerbread update back in September. Sadly, the carrier was forced to pull the update due to users experiencing various bugs that made the smartphone almost unusable.

Although Sprint promised it would soon redeploy the Gingerbread update for Optimus S, it took almost seven months to correct the issues that were reported in the previous build.

Today, the carrier has announced on its support forum that an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for LG Optimus S will be available starting April 4.

Aside from bringing the phone’s firmware to Android 2.3, the update also addresses some issues that were reported by LG Optimus S owners.

The following bug fixes are included in the update:

- Device not charging;

- SD card unmounting error;

- Device not recognized by Windows SP, Vista, or 7 operating systems;

- Predictive text with Android keyboard issue;

- Voice call volume issue.

With the Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade, LG Optimus S will get updated color scheme (includes darker notification bar and black-based menus), improved cut-paste functionality, as well as a new on-screen keyboard that supports multi-touch input and smart auto-correction function.

The camera application has been updated as well, and a new integrated download app has been included to make it easier for users to access downloaded files. Last but not least, power management and task killer applications have been included.

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