South Korea based smartphone manufacturer, LG Electronics has rolled out Gingerbread 2.3.4 update for its Android based Optimus Black handsets.
LG has been notorious for delayed roll out of software updates for its Android handsets. Notably, LG had announced the rollout of this Gingerbread update for its Optimus series handsets back in November last year but it has made its way to the users in India now.
We have received scattered reports for LG Optimus Black users getting the slightly outdated Gingerbread 2.3.4 update now whereas many other device manufacturers have already migrated to Gingerbread 2.3.7.
The roll out of the Gingerbread update for Optimus Black will begin from Europe. The update will then be rolled out in India.
The update however will bring a host of exciting features to the Optimus Black that includes improved power management, enhanced mobile gaming experience, a more intuitive UI for faster access and control, support for new media formats such as AAC, AVC, MPEG 4 and H.263.
With the Gingerbread 2.3.4, LG Optimus Black will also have active app management, shortcuts, widgets, icons, app groups, updated calendar options, camera geo-tagging feature, better email synching and more precise camera auto-focus.
Although the update is good to have but while the world is waiting for the Google Android Ice Cream sandwich update, the release of an outdated Gingerbread version brings no smiles to the users of LG Optimus smartphones. With the ICS update still a whole quarter away, we hope that following the Gingerbread upgrade LG will get back on track for future releases at least.