It’s been seven months since the debut of Android Gingerbread, and we continue to see brand-new smartphones released running Froyo. We appreciate the lengthy development cycles phone manufacturers must plan for, but we’re really starting to get to the point where our tolerance for seeing Android 2.2 on a new smartphone is dropping sharply. LG’s Optimus 3D, for instance, despite its eye-catching display and powerful processor and memory configuration, will still arrive with Froyo on board. At least now we have an idea of how long users will have to wait before they can finally upgrade, with LG revealing that Gingerbread will be coming to the Optimus 3D in the UK this October.
There is some good news in all of this, that LG will supposedly bundle that Gingerbread update with an auto 2D-to-3D app converter that should get you some more mileage out of the smartphone’s no-glasses-required 3D display. The company didn’t reveal when regions outside the UK would gain access to the update, but we certainly hope it would be sooner, rather than later.