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  1. koopakid08

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    The LG optimus one has just been updated with gingerbread. I'm hoping that we'll see gingerbread within a few months! Link
     

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    We (VM users) probably won't see it til October :/ I've no sources though, this is my own judgement.
     
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    Many of us will probably have moved on to the triumph by then
     
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    And still be waiting on GB with that. :p
     
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    higher end phone with froyo or optimus with gingerbread... tough call ;)
     
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    I'm going to start serial posting about e-waste if I see one more mention of the triumph in here.
     
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    which unbelievably enough is still just 2.2 ... but I'm really leaning towards it for all of it's other features, probably 2GB of onboard storage being top of the list, closely followed by larger screen and cortex-a8 based SoC...
     
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    It's just a matter of time before someone makes a completely working Rom using the official from the Optimus1
     
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    Yea I will def have the triumph by then if it goes down
     
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    I don't know, with the complaints about the decreased signal with the Triumph, I'm sticking with the Optimus for a while, at least until we see what the Optimus Black offers. I would like a larger screen!
     
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    I posted on vms Facebook page earlier asking when gingerbread is coming to the v, and they replied that they have no plans to update it at this time...they also deleted my post. I had asked a while back and they said they were, but didn't know when. Looks like plans have changed :/
     
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    The Optimus V only came out a few months ago and you guys are already going to switch?! The V is a great phone. I'm going to use it until it breaks or becomes rlly dated. I plan to have this phone for at least a couple years. It depends on how fast new versions of Android come out and what app developers are doing.
     
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    I'm eventually giving my v to my fiancée when I can manage to save enough for the triumph. I'd still like to see 2.3 come out before that though. And I like this phone alot too but her phone is...well...a piece of crap. Lol. So I figured Id do her a favor (while also satisfying my lust for the triumph lol) and get that and give her my v. Woo for 2 birds/1 stone! :)
     
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    Already did. It's a no-brainer. The OV is low end Android LONG past it's prime, while the Triumph is juts behind the newest dual-core phones.

    The onboard storage alone makes it worth the upgrade(0.98GB), and it's only $269 from BB with a 10% off coupon from the USPS moving kit... so what this means to me is that IF I can get $100 or so for my OV... it's about what I paid for the OV...

    [EDIT]
    But IF you REALLY rely on your phone(on VMUSA?! WTF?! :thinking:) I'd wait to get one until the 20th, the official release day as VMUSA isn't really fully setup to support the MT yet...
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    The Optimus V was designed to be a low end/intro phone for Android. ^_^ The V hasn't passed it's prime! Android 2.2 is still currently the most used version of Android with 59.4% of the market. Although it's not the newest and certainly not the best the V is still a great phone for people wanting to get into Android without breaking the bank on an expensive phone and plan. The aim of the Optimus V wasn't ever to be the best Android phone on the market so of course it's specs aren't as great as other phones. I'm not saying you shouldn't buy the Triumph because obviously it's bigger and better, but I'm just saying that you shouldn't bash the V because it's still a great phone.
     
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    Um, you realize that the MT is only c. $100 more than the OV and it doesn't have an "expensive plan" right?

    And yes it IS dated. The phone is based around the ANCIENT(in ARM terms) ARM11 based core. Just because they can kinda sorta shoehorn froyo and gingerbread onto ARM11 doesn't make them magically up to date. The only thing that's really keeping the OV in play is because it's SoC included an incredibly powerful GPU for a gimped CPU core... it's like running a GTX580 w/an 80486...

    The aim of the Intercept and OV I'm sure was for VMUSA to "test the waters" and do so at relatively low risk.
     
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    While enlightening, this discussion of the Optimus Vdoesn't really help for those who a) have it b) like it for the price and c) want an official Gingerbread implementation of it.
     
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    Fosho...I'm keeping my Optimus V for a long time...its a bad ass phone.
     
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    Agreed lol.
     
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    While I appreciate the OV, mainly it's low price, and my kids actually like it more than my sister's original Droid. I will defiinitely be looking a the Triumph. Honestly, if it wasn't for the tiny memory I would be a lot more forgiving. Also, the camera was better on my Env Touch too.
     
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    just got the Optimus V today. Dropped Tmobile. This destroys my old mytouch 3g. Gingerbread would be great but I'm ok with waiting.
     
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    You can have Gingerbread on you phone Today. Go to the "All Things Root" section. Look at the thread Backside ROM (CM7) + Green Machine Theme. This is a Gingerbread ROM. You can go to this thread http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-...el-rom-change-boot-animation.html#post3000366 and install a custom recovery,and the above mentioned ROM without permanently rooting your phone. The Shell ROOT(temporary ROOT) that is used to install these things goes away at the next reboot(power off, power on). You will have a custom recovery that will allow you to make backups of your favorite ROM's and restore them in as little as 15 min. Totally restore them. That's all your apps and widgets and theme,and pics., everything, Just as you had left it, right were you had left them. This ROM is way better and has more features and Mods than the LG-VM Gingerbread update could ever have. The newest update for the BACKside ROM might just have the Bluetooth working(the only thing that was really lacking in all CM7 ports) I will know as soon as it is late enough in the day to call some one. Any way it can't hurt to check out the above mentioned sites. Hope this might help you or some one else who really wants Gingerbread on there phone. Edit: THE BLUETOOTH WORKS!!
     
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    Why is it when someone moves on to another phone they have to bash the previous one? It was good while you had it wasn't it? I like my OV, I've only had it for two months it's a good phone for the price. With that said I am curious what the Opt. Black has to offer, larger screen, gorilla glass (I've already scratched mine :eek:) and other features I'd like to check out. When and if I do get another phone, I won't be bashing the OV like some people ... :cool:
     
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    No. It was more of a matter of it west the best of a number of poor choices at the time it was purchased. I only really considered a cellphone again when I happened across info about VMUSA plans and that they had a semi-passable "new" Android smartphone on another forum, and that it had builtin GPS relieving me of purchasing a bluetooth GPS datalogger as well. That was it. The phone was nothing to write home about, although it had a better GPU bolted on that it likely really needed but I'm guessing that Qualcomm only did that to save on licensing something from someone else, as they even only license the ARM architecture from ARM and roll their own CPU designs unlike many of the other ARM licensees who (seemingly) just blindly bolt ARM design blocks onto their SoCs.

    Now the Triumph has some close to up-to-date specs and even more so because Qualcomm does their very own CPU design and their -A8 features some -A9 capabilities. Optimus black will be a step down from the MT in the specs department if only just because of the CPU alone. (Apparently you missed the threads about there being another screen protector layer on the MT, and it's definitely glass given it's heft v. the OV and say v. something of similar size an Archos A43IT which is VERY light compared to the MT and that DOES have a plastic screen.)

    Gingerbread: some people would prefer an "official" build, and perhaps custom fw based off of an "official" build.
     
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