LG Ally

Last updated: Jul 13th, 2010.

 The LG Ally was one of the first Android handsets from the Korean manufacturer to see a US release. The QWERTY slider came to Verizon in the spring of 2010 as a mid-range smartphone geared towards those looking for a solid media and messaging hanfset. The LG Ally sports a 600MHz processor and packs a 3.2-inch WVGA display and 3.2MP camera. 

The LG Ally comes with Google's suite of mobile applications and access to the Android Market, opening up endless possibilities for its users. The handset fills the niche for a low-cost device with a physical keyboard on Verizon, offering an alternative to high-end devices such as the Droid series.

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Verizon Clearing Out Stock on Pair of Low-Cost LG Androids

The high-end LG Revolution is still a fresh face in Verizon’s lineup, but a couple of lower-end Android handsets from the manufacturer look to be making their exit from Big Red. You know the saying. Out with the old, in with the new. According to sources speaking with PhoneArena, VZW is clearing out stock on …

LG Ally to Receive Android 2.2.2, Will Require Update Utility App

The LG Ally is about to receive an update to Android 2.2.2, according to a text message being sent to owners of the handset. While the update itself is mostly concerned with patching a few holes and squashing some bugs, the interesting thing to report is that in order to receive the update users will …

PSA: Froyo for the LG Ally is Going Out Now

Just a friendly reminder that the rollout of Android 2.2 for the LG Ally has begun. The update not only includes the move to a new version of the Android OS, but also enhancements for screen rotation for app compatibility and more security options. The update is pushing over the air, so if you don’t …

LG Ally Set to Get Froyo Upgrade

“Your LG Ally Just Got Better,” says Verizon as they’re getting ready to push out a pretty tasty update for the LG Ally. Android 2.2 is on its way according to a leaked .PDF detailing the upgrade – one we expect to see on Verizon’s site soon enough. “VS740ZVD” is the name/number of this one, …

LG Ally Receives a Maintenance Update, Too

During what appears to have become “maintenance update” week in the Android world – with the Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Fascinate, Samsung Captivate, HTC Hero, HTC EVO 4G, and the Motorola Droid X all getting updates of some sort (Froyo or otherwise) – the LG Ally throws up its “me too” flag and will be …

Verizon Announces Pre-Paid Data Plans for 3G Smartphones including Entire Droid Line

Just as leaked documents suggested earlier in the week, Verizon has officially announced the arrival of pre-paid data plans for their 3G devices, including BlackBerry and Android smartphones. The new deal provides unlimited data at a contract-free rate of $30 per month. For feature phones they are also making available a $10/25 MB per month …

Custom Recovery for the LG Ally Enables Custom Roms and Full Image Backup

The LG Ally from Verizon has long been rooted, but a custom recovery – which is needed to flash custom unofficial ROMs – is now available via one of our code-toting members in the AndroidForums – drellisdee. While there are no ROMs to be had just yet, this should encourage the community to start cooking …

Verizon’s Allies (LG Ally Owners, Otherwise) Will Get FroYo, Too

Fear not, LG Ally users: just because your device isn’t Verizon’s favorite doesn’t spell doom for your hopes on it receiving Android 2.2. To date, this is LG’s only major Android handset in the United States (if you’re speaking relatively) so it makes sense that they’d want to make a good first impression on us …

LG Ally Getting An OTA Upgrade Before the Weekend

The LG Ally might be one of Verizon’s lesser-known phones at the moment, but it’s still a capable piece of hardware and there are people out there who love it. That being said, they’re set to receive some OTA love this weekend as Verizon’s rolling out an update to address several issues and provide some …

LG Ally Says Hello to Root

At long last, the LG Ally has been rooted. The device – which was released on Verizon late May – hasn’t had the most vocal fanbase (in terms of “power users”, anyway) but that doesn’t mean the development community isn’t there. After a shaky trial and error process, instructions are now up and you Ally …