LG Apex gets an Android 2.2 update

Great news for us is that the Android 2.2 (FroYo) update is now available for all very patient LG Apex owners. Go to the US Cellular Android Download site to get the update. LG Cell Phone News

http://www.uscellular.com/androidupgrades

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Lots of good stuff (unannounced features that are very nice) were included. Following is the details about the US Cellular LG Apex Android 2.2 (FroYo) update:

Improved Security and Calendar Functions

Microsoft(R) Exchange Support now allows you to integrate your calendar and search global address lists. Plus, rest easy with enhanced security features, like “remote wipe,” in the event that your phone becomes lost or stolen. LG Android Phones

Boosted Performance

Multitask more smoothly and efficiently and enjoy faster website loading.

More Storage Space

microSD(TM) Card App Storage lets you save to and run some applications from your memory card—freeing up more space on your phone for more things you like to do!

More Google Mobile(TM) Services

Tune in to the world around you even further with more integrated Google(TM) services like the Quick Search Box, Latitude,(TM) Navigator,(TM) Places,(TM) and more.

Improved Connectivity

Depending on your data plan, our enhanced Portable Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot now allows you to share your phone’s 3G Internet connection with up to five other devices, including mobile phones, laptops, and more.

Enhanced Home Screen Assistance

Experience the wisdom of our new Home screen tips widget as it helps new users configure their Home screens with shortcuts and widgets.

1.  Exchange support with
  * Improved security
  * Remote wipe (used when device is lost or stolen)
  * Exchange Calendars are now supported in the Calendar application
  * Auto-discovery
  * Global Address Lists lookup is now available in the  Email application
2.  New Home screen tips widget assists new users on how to conigure the Home screen with shortcuts and widgets and how to make use of multiple home screens.
3.  Performance Improvement
  * Faster webpage loading.
  * Smooth navigation between applications due to memory optimization.
4.  Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot shares the device’s 3G Internet connection with other devices such as mobile phones, laptops, etc.
5.  Applications can now be installed on the shared external storage (such as a microSD card).

Modifications:
  * Widgets in home screens
  * Default settings changes under Menu > Settings.
  *  LG Socialite application is removed; Now, Twitter(R) and Facebook(R) are updated with the latest version.
  *  Your Navigator Deluxe and Amazon MP3 applications  are updated.

Limitations:
  * Flash(R) is not supported
  * GIF is not supported.

The LG Apex Android 2.2 (FroYo) update isn’t just 2.2, it’s 2.2.2. This means that several of the bugs that other phones have encountered have been fixed in this iteration. It was worth waiting for the stable release to come out.

The LG Apex Android 2.2 (FroYo) update didn’t come from US Cellular, although I started out on their Android Downloads page. The LG Apex Android 2.2 (FroYo) update came from the LG Mobile Support page. US Cellular links over to LG Mobile Support

The LG Apex Android 2.2 (FroYo) update took me about 24 minutes on a 3MB Broadband Connection to complete the update (just in case anyone was wondering).

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