TELUS LG Optimus Black update to Android 2.3.4 now available

Days after the LG Optimus Black launched on TELUS subsidiary Koodo with Gingerbread, its parent’s version is also sharing the Android 2.3.4 love.

The phone launched last summer with Android 2.2, and the 4-inch Skype-enabled smartphone has taken nearly ten months to receive an update to an operating system that debuted in 2010.

Cheekiness aside, this will be a very notable upgrade for Optimus Black users, bringing many speed improvements and design upgrades to the phone. Most notably, users can expect better battery life and the ability to back up settings to the cloud with a Google account.

LG has promised an update to Android 4.0 for the Optimus Black which will start in Q2 of this year. Whether it will take TELUS months longer to bring it to its version is anyone’s guess.

Upgrading to Gingerbread is a little more complicated than a traditional OTA update. You have to install LG’s PC Suite which is only compatible with Windows, and then head to the company’s support page to download the update.

For full instructions head on over to TELUS and let us know, once completed, how you fared.
(Thanks Allan!)