The famed Froyo update of the Android OS (Android 2.2 ) comes to LG Ally coupled the Verizon carrier. A February 2011 rollout of the software update was planned but Verizon has just started rolling out the update in batches from January 18th according to Verizon’s support site.
Android 2.2 Froyo turns your cell into a Wi-Fi hotspot, and is 5x times faster than Android 2.1 Éclair, also boasts of the fastest browser in the smartphone category, It provides support for flash 10.1.
LG’s Ally is a power packed smartphone using the Android OS, It has a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 262K colors and 480 x 800 pixels resolution and a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and was originally based on Android 2.1 Eclair platform.
Has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 16GB, 4GB card included), Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support, Stereo FM radio with RDS, as well as GPS with A-GPS support.
Ally has the technical specification for a further update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread except for the
NFC support. A speed improvement and a better UI and a more advanced keyboard could be possible with a conversion to Android 2.3 OS Gingerbread. But this is all in the future. Currently Ally users are slowly but steadily upgrading their OS to Android 2.2 Froyo.
Since this and Over The Air upgrade users will be notified that a system upgrade is available, to upgrade your LG Ally smartphone on Verizon wireless, click on Install Now and your smartphone will reboot and start the installation procedure. This latest firmware upgrade is named LG VS740ZVD.
In a move Samsung also stated itself to be working to release the Android 2.2 software update to its end users and stated in a tweet “We are working to make the Android 2.2/Froyo upgrade to all US Galaxy S owners as soon as possible. We want Galaxy S owners to have simple/reliable upgrade. We r running tests due to complexity/unique functionality” The Motorola Milestone is slated to be next in line after LG ally and Samsung Galaxy S to receive the much awaited Android 2.2 Froyo update.
This may bring some relief to the many users who ha been waiting for so long after Google had released the source code for Android 2.2 and the updates have only now been started to be pushed to the end users a reflection of the sorry state of affairs with the android upgrade program.