Users of the LG Ally on Verizon will be excited to learn that they’ll finally receive Froyo updates for their phones in February, but that excitement may be dampened by the fact that Flash 10.1 will likely not be supported.
In a thread on LG’s forums, a moderator posted the news “A Froyo OS upgrade, will be available to all LG Ally handset users in February, 2011”. As the phone was initially released in May with Android 2.1, the Froyo update has been a long time coming. Users chimed in with their questions about the upgrade, some of which the moderator was able to answer. If you’ve rooted your Ally, for instance, you may have to undo your customizations before being able to install the new Froyo software.
Even though Froyo is coming, not all of its benefits will be available to Ally owners, as the phone’s 600MHz processor falls below the minimum specifications Adobe has set for Flash 10.1 on WVGA mobile devices. While unfortunate, that caveat shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, and Ally owners will still have plenty of other features to look forward to in Flash’s absence.
At this rate, it’s seeming more and more unlikely that LG will also bring Gingerbread to the Ally, so be sure to get all the mileage you can out of Froyo once LG’s update arrives next year.