by Stephen Schenck | May 12, 2011 1:24 PM
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 ...
by Anton D. Nagy | January 19, 2011 8:40 AM
by Joe Levi | January 18, 2011 11:36 AM
The guys over at Android Central have gotten their hands on a leaked internal document hinting in no uncertain terms that Froyo is coming to the LG Ally -- and soon! The update, dubbed "VS740ZVD", will include "numerous enhancements and improvements, including an update" to Froyo. While we don't know what these "numerous enhancements and improvements" are, they will likely be updated to bloatware apps and device-specific settings and bug-fixes. If only Verizon had a similar update ready for Fascinate users. Source: Android Central
by Evan Blass | January 12, 2011 8:22 AM
As far as rumored releases go, this one certainly isn't the most exciting, but we have it on pretty good authority that regional carrier Alltel will be launching the Android-powered LG Axis AS740 QWERTY slider (a.k.a. LG Ally on Verizon and LG Apex on US Cellular) -- perhaps as early as this week. A quick search on Google does show a few products designated for the Alltel version of Axis (it's currently sold by Cellular South and Cox Wireless in the US), adding some credibility to the report. No pricing information was given on the WVGA handset with 600MHz processor and 3.2-megapixel ...
by Stephen Schenck | December 27, 2010 7:07 PM
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 ...
by Stephen Schenck | November 17, 2010 4:42 PM
U.S. Cellular is adding two more Android models to its smartphone lineup, including an LG QWERTY slider and the carrier's own edition of the Optimus One. The Optimus U will be yet another carrier-specific branding of LG's Optimus One; other such models are already available with Sprint and T-Mobile, with Verizon joining the picture this week. The phone's already a hit with a million handsets shipped. U.S. Cellular hasn't yet revealed what it will be charging customers for the device when it comes out next month, but others have been positioning it as free-after-rebate. Before the Optimus U ...
by Evan Blass | November 17, 2010 4:05 PM
The Android patent war has a new front in the form of a lawsuit against South Korean manufacturing titans LG and Samsung. The two firms, plus a California company called Interwoven, are being sued by multinational software developer Vertical Computer Systems, Inc, which accuses them of violating a pair of patents covering a "system and method for generating websites in an arbitrary object framework." The second of the two patents is said to be a continuation of the first, adding 32 new claims to the original 53. Vertical specifically cites LG's Ally and Samsung's i500, Galaxy Tab, and four ...