LG Ally gets Android 2.2 Froyo soon

LG Ally to get Android 2.2 Froyo soon
LG Ally to get Android 2.2 Froyo soon

If you’ve picked up an LG Ally for Verizon, you should be in line for the Android 2.2 Froyo update very soon, according to leaked documents.

The folks over at Android Central have got a hold of some internal documents which says the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the LG Ally (called VS740ZVD) is ready to rock and roll. We don’t know when this update will be pushed out but it should happen within the next few weeks, which is in line with what Verizon has promised.

While some of you may be pining for 2.3 Gingerbread, the Froyo update is full of new features which should make the LG Ally a more useful device. There are new widgets, deeper Exchange integration, enhanced photo galleries, a faster browser with the V8 JavaScript Engine and an overall speed boost with the JIT compiler.

Interestingly enough, the LG Ally getting Android 2.2 Froyo could also make some other Verizon owners upset, particularly those who have the Samsung Fascinate. The Galaxy S lineup has received the 2.2 version in nearly every market except for the United Sates, so feel free to lord that over the Fascinate crowd.

Should we expect some more updates to the LG Ally? I’m not too sure but it seems like it should be able to support Android 2.3 Gingerbread from a technical standpoint. Other than the NFC support (which the LG device doesn’t have), it should be able to get the overall speed improvement and refined keyboard but that’s all up in the air. Let’s just get the Froyo update officially on this device before we start pining for more.

Any Ally owners out there? Blake wasn’t a big fan of the device in his review but I would like to hear from users who have had the device for a few months.

[Via Android Central]

  • Dmichael Scott

    I love my Ally. Admittedly I was drawn to it for the price, but since I’ve had it I’ve had no complaints. I’ve even gone on to install Launcher Pro and the Sensui clock app!! Looking forward to the upgrade definitely!!!

  • Wnelson

    I have had my Ally for about 4 months. Overall it performs well, but am waiting for the 2.2 upgrade to improve the exchange integration. I was a Windows Mobile user prior, but was pleasantly suprised by the Android Ally performance and ease of operation.

  • Wnelson

    I have had my Ally for about 4 months. Overall it performs well, but am waiting for the 2.2 upgrade to improve the exchange integration. I was a Windows Mobile user prior, but was pleasantly suprised by the Android Ally performance and ease of operation.

  • David

    I got this phone for my g/f about 6 months back and she likes it.. she is not phone savy, so showing up 1 night and saying she got a smartphone …. she is happy with it.. more for txt. but she does use the android aspect of it as well..

  • Gina Pea

    Does this mean that the problem with the notification sounds radomly turning themselves off will stop? I got the Ally 4 or 5 months ago and within a month the microphone stopped working. I couldn’t talk on the phone or use the voice search/dial. VZW sent me a new one and I thought maybe the notification sounds was a problem with just MY phone since it did have the mic problem after all, but alas I am still dealing with this. If I turn my phone off and back on they will work for a little while but then they are gone again. According to the LG Ally Forums I am not the only one experiencing this, but there are those who aren’t having this problem at all.

    FROYO…SAVE US!!!!

  • ruben

    Phone always closes apps, No spell check with full keyboard, terrible battery life, touch screen is all out of wack on the web, charging issues and the list goes on

  • Abe

    I have and ALLY and I was seriously considering the iPhone because I cannot stand it.

    But then Froyo hit.

    Let’s just say it’s like my phone got baptized and born again. I love this new update and my conversion over to iPhone will now be a lot further down the road than I had previously decided. Thank goodness for 2.2.1

  • Justin B

    My phone was just pushed the 2.2.1 update. It is impressive and I love my Ally. I’m not going to buy the iPhone. Knew a while ago the iPhone was coming to Verizon and bought the Ally knowing it was droid powered and going to be updated soon. I work in the IT industry and Apple doesn’t hold up to the Android OS in my opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pablo.delarosa Pablo Delarosa

    I just updated my Ally today and lets just say it works pretty well and i like it much more now. I was planning on getting the iPhone when my contract was over on the 17th of Feb. But I recently heard news about the iPhone 5 maybe coming out in the summer like always. I dont know if I can stand waiting though. Any ideas?

  • Dakeith15

    I don’t know if the Ally will get an Over The Air update, but for those of you that don’t want to wait any longer can go to the LG website and download the LG updater tool and it will update to 2.2.1.

    If I remember correctly when I downloaded it 2 weeks ago, it was a 120Mb download for the update? I can’t really remember.

  • Shockette

    Just got the 2.2.1 update on my Lg ally. Luv the phone but since the update it has been making my phone act all krazy and finally froze up! Took it 2 verizion and they resent it.My main notification ringtone still was over riding all my other set ringtones! They gave me a new 1 and I still have the same problem! SOOOO anoying!!!!!!!! That seems 2 b the only problem I’m having 4 now! 2 of my friends have the same phone.Only 1 of them is experiencing the same problem! PLEASE FIX!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • William

     Ive had it since last Christmas and it was fine and working fast until the update .Now sometimes it gets frozen and says andriod on the screen. Other times my apps wont come up and the screen flashes black and white. They need a better update. 

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