In today’s smartphone world, while everybody is waiting for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updare to land on their respective handsets, a relatively capable handset just got out of the FroYo dark ages and has finally joined the Gingerbread generation. This is the case of the LG Thrill 4G from AT&T which only got the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread today, exactly four months after its international version, the LG Optimus 3D got cranked up to the said software version.
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The update sad to say is not being rolled out via OTA and if you happen to rock an LG Thrill 4G for your mobile weapon of choice, you will need to fire up your computer and run the LG Mobile Support Tool application so you can get the update applied onto your handset. Once the new software has been sideloaded on the LG Thrill 4G, the software version of the device will get cranked up to 20P. In addition to that, aside from the usual Gingerbread bits and pieces that the update brings to the handset, the LG Thrill 4G will also get a video editor that can handle both 2D and 3D, its gallery performance becomes faster and its overall video quality becomes improved as well. The Gingerbread bells and whistles on the other hand include the usual enhancements to the browser of the LG Thrill 4G and tweaks to its user interface.
Though the LG Optimus 3D, the international version of the LG Thrill 4G, has already been confirmed to get an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, there has been no confirmation as of yet from either AT&T or LG if the LG Thrill 4G will also get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future. But since the hardware of the two handsets are virtually identical, we are crossing our fingers that the LG Thrill 4G from AT&T will also get its share of ICS sooner or later. And while waiting for that, we leave you with the specs sheet of the handset to give you an idea what the LG Thrill 4G brings to the table.
The LG Thrill 4G is no longer a spring chicken having been released in the in the middle of 2011 but it still remains a very capable handset if you ask us. The circuitry of the handset is built around a Texas Instruments OMAP4430 chipset where a dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor is paired with 512 MB of RAM to come up with the needed computing power of the handset. Its onboard storage is pegged at 8GB but this expandable to as much as 32GB should there be a need for extra storage space. The display of the handset on the other hand is a 4.3-inch glasses-free 3D-capable LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The 3D experience is taken to a higher level by the rear-facing dual 5MP camera of the LG Thrill 4G capable of capturing stereoscopic images and recording videos in 3D. The handset also comes with front-facer for the usual self-portraits and video chats.
Should you be interested in trying the 3D experience brought about by the handset, the LG Thrill 4G is being offered at select AT&T authorized retailers for only a penny with a new two-year subscription with AT&T. Buy the LG Thrill 3D starting at one penny!