Ice Cream Sandwich is fresh on everyone’s minds, following the revelations made at Google I/O, Gingerbread is coming up on being six months old, and it’s been nearly a year since Froyo’s release. As Android progresses on, manufacturers and carriers are still playing catch-up with updating older smartphones, plenty of which are still running Eclair, or older. One of those stragglers is being brought a little bit more up-to-date, thanks to US Cellular giving its LG Apex users some long-awaited Froyo.
Right at the start of 2011, US Cellular published a schedule on Facebook of its Android phones that had Froyo updates planned for them. At the time, the carrier expected to get Android 2.2 out to the Apex sometime in March. Apparently that was quite the optimistic estimation, as it’s taken nearly twice the expected time since the announcement for Froyo to be ready.
While Apex owners will now be privy to many of Froyo’s benefits, the phone’s meager 600MHz CPU means you won’t be seeing any Flash support. US Cellular isn’t sending this one out OTA, with its update guide instructing users to tether their phones to a PC and run LG’s update software. Once the process is completed, you’ll be ready to enjoy your slightly-more-current smartphone; just don’t expect to see Gingerbread come along anytime soon.