We’ve been dreaming about the Android Ice Cream Sandwich‘s final release since we heard about its official announcement at this year’s Google I/O event and the final version is set to release later this year. It has been almost a year since Google Android 2.2 Froyo’s release and unfortunately, the U.S. Cellular branded LG Apex is still running on Android 2.1 Eclair. Froyo update for LG Apex was supposed to hit in this March, but it was delayed.
Finally, the owners of the LG Apex can now download the long-awaited Android 2.2 Froyo update (Software Version US740ZV5) on their handsets. As usual, U.S. Cellular isn’t rolling out an OTA update. So you need a Windows PC to update your Apex handset with Froyo manually.
Some of the new Improvements with Froyo Update
- # Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot – Share high-speed 3G connectivity with up to five other devices.
# Improved Home Screen – Widgets and Shortcuts for instant access to phone functions, apps and the web browser.
# Card App Storage – Save to and run apps from your memory card.
# Improved Performance – Faster website loading and smoother multitasking
# Multiple languages have been added to the keyboard – you can change the keyboard language on fly.
# Improved Security and Calendar Functions.
# Faster overall performance, and Exchange support.
- Since. LG Apex is having 600MHz processor, there will be no Adobe Flash support on it, even after upgrading to Froyo.
How to Download Froyo on LG Apex
Connect LG Apex to PC via USB cable –> Click Phone Software Update –> Download LG Mobile Support Tool –> Click Install USB Driver –> Select U.S. Cellular –> Double Click LGUS740 and follow the on screen instructions.
Head over to this page (hit the link) for full fledged instructions regarding the Froyo update. Once the process is completed, you’ll be ready to enjoy Froyo on your LG Apex handset.