Buying a new smartphone can be a tricky affair, especially when you're choosing a mid-range or low-end device. After all, you'd like to choose a phone that'll see at least an update or two before the manufacturer stops supporting it. The possibility of not seeing any updates is something that LG Optimus owners don't need to worry about, though, as LG exec Kenneth Hong has promised that his company will offer at least "a one-level upgrade" for all of its Optimus smartphones that arrive in the future. The full quote:
"LG is committed to providing a clear upgrade path for owners of its Optimus smartphones. Just as we’ve confirmed an upgrade to Gingerbread for Optimus One, our expectation is to be able to offer at minimum a one-level upgrade for all Optimus smartphones introduced by LG in 2011 and beyond."
As owners of the Motorola Devour and CLIQ XT can attest, it can be pretty disappointing when a manufacturer decides to push exactly zero OS updates to a handset. That's why it's great to see LG make a commitment to their devices and the consumers that decide to buy them. It can be tough to predict updates here in the U.S. since the carriers also play a part in whether or not a particular phone sees an upgrade, but I'd say that LG's phones just got a bit easier to recommend.
Via Android and Me