LG Spectrum to receive Android 2.3.6 with build VS920ZV5


Verizon seems set to introduce a new software upgrade for the LG Spectrum. Build VS920ZV5 will step the device up to Android 2.3.6 and there are a lot of changes in this package. A whole host of apps will be updated, including NFL Mobile 4.0, My Verizon, Google Play, Gmail, and the Amazon Kindle app.

Fixes for improved calendar alert timing, force close issues when looking for WiFi networks and more are all being implemented. You can find the full changelog at Verizon’s site. No word on when to expect this update, but we reckon the wait will be quite short.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Wow vzw is on a roll with getting the latest android os out to their handsets. First the rumor of the TBolt getting yet another GB update and now this.

  2. Lol at all these updates to old OS’s five months after ICS has been out. I guess I’ll have to hold on to my gnex until the next unlockable vanilla phone comes

    1. I actually bought a Spectrum and handed my G’Nex down to my son.

      He only uses it at home, and I couldn’t get it to not drop a call or lose data for … anything (even through multiple iterations of “stock” and numerous roms/radio combinations)

      The spectrum, so far (and it’s only been 3 days), has not dropped a single call.

      Yeah, I miss the hell out of AOKP, but all my apps still work just fine and …the phone actually works as a phone.  :)

      I might trade back if they get the darn thing usable…but by then, who know…maybe I’ll have ICS on the Spectrum.  (It is on VZW’s list for ICS…)

  3. It’s not the point that apps still work.

    The point is the delay and laziness of these handset manufacturers to still load an old OS is unacceptable at this point.

    Also keep in mind that eventually support for anything older than ICS will slowly decrease, so these manufacturers need to start taking the time and resources to install ICS on all handsets now.

    Would you go spend $1000 on a computer that comes loaded with windows xp now? No!

  4. Like I have said before, Google needs to get a handle on crap like this because it will be the end of Android as a platform.

    They need to hold handset manufacturers to a standard. If your argument is that it defeats the point of open source, then they should start a Google certification program, and endorse handsets that meet a set criteria.

    Certified handset manufacturers must have the latest android software at time of release, must support the handset with any new updates or releases in a set time from release, and release these updates for 3 years from release date. If you breach the criteria at any time for any reason, you are disqualified from the program and never allowed to reenter. Period.

    Non certified handsets don’t have to follow and of these guidelines and will not have the Google certified program to promote.

    You will definitely see customers choose the Google certified handsets over non certified. In the end, manufacturers that follow the program will benefit from more sales. Manufacturers that don’t meet the criteria do not get to use Google certified to promote their products. Very simple.

  5. I hope the upgrade fixes the noise cancelation issue that makes it hard for people to hear me unless I press ithe phone very close to my cheek.

  6. The phone is very good, but it has a couple of issues….. one being the delay between snapping a photo a when the image is actually captured.

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