Most of us who are waiting for Android updates have our eyes on Ice Cream Sandwich; for another group of users, holding on to aging handsets, they’d be happy just to finally see Gingerbread arrive. Sprint subscribers with an LG Optimus S have found themselves in just such a situation for months on end, after news first came of a pending Gingerbread update in September of last year. As if not getting Gingerbread until then wasn’t bad enough, once the updates started going out it was only a few days before problems became apparent with the release, and Sprint ended up having to halt its distribution due to the prevalence of so many bugs. That was at the tail-end of September. It’s taken another five months since then, but it looks like Sprint’s getting ready to try this thing again, as the carrier has posted an announcement that the Optimus S will start seeing Gingerbread arrive on April 4.
After the update starts going out this Wednesday, Sprint plans to see all existing Optimus S phones receive the code by April 25. The release notes for the update hit at those very same problems we noted when Sprint originally pulled the plug on the update: fixing problems with charging, an inability for computers to see the phone over USB, predictive text, and SD card mounting.
This time, we’ve got our fingers crossed that everything goes much more smoothly.