A system software upgrade to LG Ally will be arriving soon, according to information leaking out of Verizon. The upgrade to Android OS 2.2 brings many enhancements to this mid-range smartphone, improving performance and security.
Exactly when this is going to happen is not yet clear, but a document announcing the upgrade has leaked out of Verizon, so the release is likely to be soon.
This is the first news of this OS update since August, back when LG first said that it is on the way.
New in Android OS 2.2 (Froyo)
Android OS 2.2 runs applications faster than its predecessor thanks to its JIT compiler, and it includes the ability to store third-party software on a removable memory card.
Some, but not all smartphones with OS 2.2 can run Adobe Flash Player 10.1, which allows the device’s web browser to fully make use of websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video. However, it’s not clear yet if the Ally will be in this group, as it has a relatively slow 600 MHz processor.
In addition, the Ally is getting support for remotely wiping the contents if the device is lost or stolen.
This upgrade does not bring this LG smartphone up to the latest version of Google’s operating system, as Android OS 2.3 debuted last month.
Overview of the LG Ally
The smartphone is a slider, with a 3.2-inch WVGA (800 x 480) touchscreen and a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard.
It has a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, 256 MB of RAM, and is bundled with a 4 GB microSD memory card.