LG Optimus Black Gingerbread update kicks off, ICS later

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We have recently been bringing you news of devices that are beginning to receive the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Trouble is there are still a number of devices that are not that old that are still stuck on Android 2.2 Froyo. Today we have some good news for those of you that own the LG Optimus Black, as the Gingerbread update kicks off with ICS to come later.

Back in October LG revealed a time scale of when the update would be hitting the Optimus Black, but the end of November date was obviously missed. Now according to a report on Pocket Now the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread upgrade has begun rolling out to devices in Europe and India.

It is being reported that the version landing on handsets is listed as V20N, and the alterations refer to enhanced power management, better gaming experience, better download management, support for media formats such as AAC, AVC, H263, and MPEG4. Other improvements include a better UI that will provide faster access and control, while offering a better user experience.

There is now active application management and improvements to shortcuts, icons, calendar options, better email synching, and better control over the cameras auto-focus feature. It will also come with the Google+ application preloaded into the software. If you haven’t yet received the update it can be accessed via the LG software update tool. The device is supposed to receive Android 4.0 sometime during the third quarter of this year.

Has your LG Optimus Black received the Gingerbread update yet?

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