LG definitely struck a nerve In the Android community when they said that their LG Optimus One series would not be updated to Android 2.3 due to not meeting the hardware requirements, when it has already been stated that all phones running Froyo (such as the Optimus One) were capable of running Gingerbread. Well, LG have not only retracted that statement and offered an apology, they've delivered a great piece of news: every phone in the Optimus One line will get updated to Gingerbread!

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.

If LG can actually deliver on this, than we'll get to see which carriers are first at pushing out updates: the Optimus One phone is on just about every carrier you can imagine, including Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile (AT&T is noticeably missing) - and that's only in the US. If LG can really accomplish this, then they've basically cemented themselves as being totally behind Android - what other manufacturer can say that they've updated an entire line of their phones to the latest version of Android?

Source: LG via Android Guys