Jan 19 AT 2:24 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Verizon starts pushing Android 2.2 update to the LG Ally

The LG Ally didn’t receive much buzz as a mid-range Android phone, but this QWERTY-packing unit sold quite well on Verizon as a low-cost alternative to the Motorola Droid. Some reports ranked the LG Ally as the 7th best selling Android phone in the U.S., so we are glad to report that LG delivered an update for Android 2.2 and Verizon is pushing it out now.

In addition to all the new features of Android 2.2, other enhancements include Bluetooth voice dialing accuracy, enhanced screen rotation for app compatibility, and more security options such as remote device wipe. Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/allysupport for a list of benefits about the update and download instructions.

Going forward, this is a good sign for LG as they prepare to launch the Optimus 2x. Their new dual-core phone will ship with Android 2.2, but LG has already said they are working on an Android 2.3 update. Hopefully by the time this phone reaches our shores, we could see it shipping with Android 2.3 out of the box.

Source: Verizon Support

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  • http://Website Chris

    Nice! Now if samsung would please follow this with froyo on the galaxy s line

  • http://Website Jane

    Damn, I didn’t even know about this phone until just now.

    I think its werid that people want to buy a mid-end phone, saving just 1 or 2 hundred dollars compared to a high end phone, when the average users spends about $1200 per year on their phone service.

  • http://Website Eli

    Well Samsung definitely needs to follow in lg’s footsteps. Im a big fan of Samsung but they just Need to backup their products. They both have a big rivalry back in Asia but here LG seems to taking the next step up.

  • http://Website jose

    Its about time God I been waiting since froyo came out. .

  • http://Website jonathan

    This is good news.

    I might get the 2X, I hope LG remains trustworthy and on top of updates.

  • http://Website Ryan

    LOL Wow! LG has figured out how to update their phones, and Samsung hasn’t? Incredible.

  • http://Website jose

    Does anyone know if this is ota update or wat?

    • http://Website katvo

      From everything I’ve read today it’s OTA… I unrooted my phone in preparation.

      Now to go text my friend with a FSN8 and rub it in her face. ;)

  • http://Website WLabrador

    Shame on you, Samsung, SonyEricsson and (a couple of) Motorola.

  • http://Website Lg user1

    I have an lg ally and love ALMOST everything about the new 2.2 upgrade. What I hate the Verizon has done is pushing so much new (useless in my opinion) software that you cannot uninstall.