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Will the Ally get 2.2?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gink, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Gink

    Gink Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Does anyone have a definitive answer to this? The only reason it's important to me is because I need to be able to sync my device with Outlook. I tried CompanionLink USB (supposedly the only software to accomplish this) but it syncs with it's own systems, not the native Contact or Calendar app.

    I've also tried to sync my Outlook info with my Google account but I can't get that to work for whatever reason. I'm getting frustrated.

    Why LG's own sync software doesn't work with the Ally is beyond me...that would solve all my problems.

    If anyone has any insight it would be greatly appreciated.

  2. culpin

    culpin Member

    I doubt even LG has the answer to this at this time. It seems to me that it should get 2.2, especially since they appear to be phasing out the Droid Eris. It's now the best android phone for less than $100. I did read somewhere that it may take the Ally a little longer to get 2.2 than other phones because of the LG themed skin. This was also only speculation.
  3. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    Google is moving toward eliminating the fragmentation of the Android platform. I would say that most Android phones will be running 2.2 by this time next year. I wouldn't expect it this year though.
  4. csmith200

    csmith200 Lurker

    Will the Ally, with what's now a mid-range processor, be able to handle 2.2?

    I understand 2.2's supposed to be much faster but does that require a more powerful phone, or does it use resources more efficiently so something like the Ally will become faster and less prone to lag?
  5. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    There were all kinds of questions like these regaurding the 2.1 update. What they did was hold some of the more resource intensive apps out of the phones that couldn't handle them. From what I can tell there aren't many resource hogging features in the 2.2 update, simply optimizations. One thing that I'm not sure on is whether or not Flash will be supported with the Ally.
  6. Nelson419

    Nelson419 Newbie

    There shouldn't be any issues with getting 2.2 on the ally, but yeah it will probably take longer due to the LG UI overlay. If the G1 and the MT3G can handle it, the ally can.

    Just JIT alone should help the ally with any lag people are noticing.
  7. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast

    If we had a root we could push froyo right now :/
  8. Nelson419

    Nelson419 Newbie

    Wouldn't be that easy. Still need a custom recovery and somebody to build froyo from source and port it to the ally
  9. gregskeels

    gregskeels Member

    i think if the droidgets 2.2 ally should get 2.2 they both in the same class
  10. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    this statement fails in every way.
  11. Nelson419

    Nelson419 Newbie

    Couldn't agree more. My younger sister has the Ally, and its a nice Android starter phone but doesn't come close to the performance of the original droid.
  12. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast

    Here's a comparison between the 2 phones, Ally is actually faster stock, yes yes i know DROID has overclocks and stuff, but nobody overclocked the Ally yet so you guys cant bring it down until you see it at its full.

    LG Ally vs. Motorola DROID | Wirefly Learn
  13. Nelson419

    Nelson419 Newbie

  14. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    agreed the cortex a8 is a much faster and more efficient processor than the dated Arm11. thats why he stated that the droid has better battery life in the video from wirefly even though the droid is pushing a larger display. You can benchmark test, and look at spec sheets all you want, but in real world use the Droid will absolutely smoke the ally. I was really excited about the Ally when I first heard of it. I have always hated motorola and loved LG. but I was really disappointed in the Ally. The specs looked good, but the real world performance just doesn't cut it.
  15. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast

  16. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    LOL look at the graphics, cpu, and memory benchmarks! Not even close!
  17. gregskeels

    gregskeels Member

    I just emailed LG and asked thin will the ally get the 2.2 update and he told me that the ally will get the 2.2 update. But there is no set date.
  18. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast

    sweetness! good news
  19. heffe2001

    heffe2001 Well-Known Member

    This may no longer be the case. Over on the LG Community forums, the moderator posted that the Ally's usable memory is too low for the current 2.2, so it looks like at least for the short term, no 2.2...

    If there's not going to be a 2.2 for this device, I'll definitely have to look for something else for my wife when her NE2 is up.

    SOURCE: lgcommunity.com about halfway down, post from LG Product Pro
  20. gndmepyon

    gndmepyon Well-Known Member

    If you follow the conversation linked in the post above you'll find that at this point it's about 80% the the Ally WILL NOT get 2.2. What this means to me is that the Ally will not get any updates. OS's always get more resource intensive not less. Really let down by Lg on this one.
  21. heffe2001

    heffe2001 Well-Known Member

    They will issue bugfixes (and apparently have the Exchange Calendar sync in the pipeline now), but you're right, doesn't look promising getting an OS upgrade on this device..

    If it was LG's first time at the rodeo so to speak, it wouldn't be so bad, but the Ally was NOT the first LG android phone, so they should have taken OS upgrades into account when making it.
  22. bamaredwingsfan

    bamaredwingsfan Android Enthusiast

    Then someone is going to have write some roms for this phone, cause i don't think none are on the way except for a few bug fixes:(
  23. shadowangel

    shadowangel Member

    I sent an email to LG on friday and was told that it WILL be getting the 2.2 update, but they don't know when. So there is either some miscommunication going on, or it is still up in the air.
  24. gregskeels

    gregskeels Member

    so did i, i asked them about it what i read up online about memory space and all that and i got this back.

    Dear Greg,

    Thank you for your email. I will be more than happy to assist you with this.

    At this moment, our technicians have not determined yet if the LG Ally will be able to upgrade to the 2.2 version. However, as soon as we get this information, it will be posted in our website.

    Hope this helps.

    If you have other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us again either via email, or by calling our customer service division at 800-793-8896 at your convenience.

    David G.
    E-mail Administrator
    Customer Interactive Center
  25. gndmepyon

    gndmepyon Well-Known Member

    From the talk on android 2.2 for ally? - LG Forum - LG Mobile Phone Forums - Carriers - Verizon it's still "officially" up on the air. "Unofficially" it's a dead point. Plan on patches to fix what bugs they can but it's 80% that the Ally isn't getting FroYo.

    There is very very little cost difference between a 512mb NAND chip and a 256mb NAND chip. So since 2.2 allows for mem addressing above 256mb they could do a HW revision 2 that has more memory and would work with future updates (as well as make the device much quicker and more stable).

    The real question is: What can we do to get Lg to solve this issue?

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