Filed Under (LG Ally, LG Android Phones, LG Cell Phone Software) by lg-phones on 19-01-2011

As reported yesterday, the Android 2.2 update is finally official, ready and heading for the Verizon LG Ally near you today. LG Android Phones

It has taken a very long time for Froyo to finally reach the LG Ally Android device, which has been on a roller coaster of sorts this summer from going out of stock thanks to high demand and the AMOLED shortage, to finally being available again. After months of rumors about when the much-awaited (highly needed?) upgrade would drop, it’s nice that this story can finally be put to rest. LG Cell Phone Software

Have any Verizon LG Ally owners received the Froyo update yet? And if so, how well is it working for you so far? LG-Ally info

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update, LG VS740ZVD, for your LG Ally(TM). This update includes numerous enhancements and improvements, including an  update to Android 2.2 OS (Froyo).

Enjoy improved performance with these OS enhancements.

  • Improved security options include remote device wipe, device lock, password complexity, and a minimum password length.
  • Long press of physical home key allows easy switching between the last eight applications used.
  • Bluetooth(R) voice dialing displays your verbal instructions and repeats them back to ensure accuracy.
  • Enhanced browser performance for faster loading of Java Script pages.
  • Enhanced screen rotation (270 degrees) for app compatibility (e.g. browser, messaging, maps and more).
  • Updated contact directory, which combines corporate and Google accounts.
  • Access the latest Amazon, Amazon MP3, Facebook(R), and Thinkfree Office applications.
  • Instant data re-connection after a long voice call.
  • LG Social Application (previously Socialite).

Further information about the LG Ally update can be found through Verizon.



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Vilemirth on 21 January, 2011 at 9:00 am #

I went to the official LG page and downloaded their updater for the LG-V2740. You also need to download their USB drivers, but this can be done during the initial run of the updater.

Running the updater requires input of the IMEI number of your phone, which is found underneath the battery. Once that was entered, the updater found the correct software, downloaded and installed. It took about four minutes for the download on a 7.2 Gb DSL connection and nearly 20 minutes to install. However, it was a flawless process. My Ally is now running Froyo 2.2.1 using kernel with a build number of FRG83D and SW version VS740ZVD listed.

None of my installed applications or personal data was touched, though as always I would do a backup of your data before doing this (syncing your contacts, etc.)

I haven’t noticed too much in the way of interface changes, but I run ADW.launcher, so I can’t vouch for any LG or Android launcher changes. I simply haven’t tried them.

Applications do seem a little quicker, with some barely noticeable and others quite a bit faster than before. It must be the JIT system, but I don’t know enough about Java or compilers for it to claim any great intuition outside of anecdotal perception.

Installing applications to the SD card is wonderful! I’d recommend getting SDMove from the Market to transfer these apps more efficiently than the System Settings tools do. It identifies all apps which can move and even ID’s those which prefer, really dislike or cannot be moved to SD with color coding.

I haven’t tried the 3G Mobile Hotspot system, because I don’t have a wireless system to link through it and honestly would have to check my Verizon account to see if I have the feature or not. I can’t remember. The option is enabled in the OS, though.

Not Cool on 23 January, 2011 at 1:01 am #

Woke up to froyo update request, totally excited, allowed update. Now my phone doesn’t work, it turns off and on non-stop on it’s own but won’t make it past the verizon screen!!

Karen on 24 January, 2011 at 8:30 am #

This update SUCKS, I have 2 LG Allys at my house and both are essentially useless at this point, locking up, battery draining, can’t text, and all Verizon wants to do is give me some other poor saps returned LG Ally. NO WAY, give me a NEW phone or fix what you broke.

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