LG Optimus One

This is why carriers and manufacturers don't often say if and when an update is coming. LG first said on Facebook that an update to Gingerbread couldn't happen for its Optimus One line of Android smartphones (that includes the Optimus S, T, LG Vortex and any other alphabetical variants in the U.S.). Later, on its website, it said that was wrong, and it'd have to consider an update. And now, again on its website again it's saying the Optimus One line indeed will be updated.

LG will upgrade all Optimus One smartphones currently using the Froyo OS to the next version of the Android OS, Gingerbread. Details of the upgrade schedule will be announced locally in due course. We sincerely apologize for the confusion and misunderstanding that was caused regarding this issue.

Some phones will get official updates. Some won't. There will be much gnashing of teeth. But given that Gingerbread is officially all of four days old -- and only the SDK has been released, not source code for the manufacturers -- a little patience wouldn't kill anybody, would it?

Yes, some HTC phones will be updated. Yes, some Samsung phones (probably) will be updated. Yes some Motorola phones will be updated. And we'll have new phones that are released between now and then. It's the circle of life, people. [LG] Thanks to everyone who sent this in.