According to the Verizon support site, a firmware update for the LG Ally is on its way out to customers. The update will take the phone to firmware version VS740ZV8. It offers the following improvements: Increased QWERTY keyboard operability Streamlined alert functions Improved usability with alert sounds for authentication or confirmation of Bluetooth functions Increased speed and response time for Messaging and Camera applications Manage your schedule with preloaded Corporate Calendar application Improved Amazon MP3 application Preloaded Backup Assistant application is now available Enjoy an enhanced preloaded Visual Voicemail application Sync Facebook contacts with a new preloaded application You’ll find…

LG has commented that it will release up to 20 smartphones this year that are based on our beloved Google Android. The chief financial officer has admitted that LG needs “some more time’’ to turnaround its failing smartphone department. They will be the first to admit that the main reason they have done so badly thus far is down to the fact that they were under-prepared. Up until now, LG have announced five Android handsets: LG GW620, LG Optimus GT540 (as shown), LG Ally for Verizon, LG Optimus Q LU2300 and LG SU2300. This leaves us with another 15 to…

Verizon officially announced that it is now offering a V CAST Video application in the Verizon channel of the Android Market found on its Android powered smartphones.  Use of the app requires a $10 monthly service fee, which provides users with access to video clips from television networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX.  It does not, however, provide access to live TV. As of this moment, as I write this, the application is still not showing up on the HTC DROID Incredible or LG Ally.  I’ll give it a look-see when it finally shows up, which should be…

Busy couple of Android-related days here. I’ve just made live my full length review of the LG Ally for Verizon. It’s a very slick Android 2.1 smartphone with a great slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a WVGA resolution display, and some of the best calling abilities I’ve come across in a very long time. You know. For those people that like to make phone calls with their phones.  I’m sure you know somebody like that. Anyway, the phone is a bit plain looking, if you ask me, and hefty (160g!), but the real issue with it has been software stability. I can’t…

I received a new LG Ally the other day and put together a nice hands-n video of it in action. I like it far more than I expected to. Reminds me very much of the Motorola DROID. In ant case, here’s the video. We’ll have a full review of it soon enough.

The Ironman 2 commercials are now in full throttle, marketing the film for a 7 May 2010 release. So the end of the TV advert itself, viewers are encouraged to head over to the LG Ally website to find out more information about the phone. The ironic thing is, when you visit this website for this Android based device, it still has a holding page telling users that the information that we so desperately want to read is going to be available, well, yesterday. Clearly, someone within the LG camp has not put the Ally website online. What we can…

I’ve heard different things about the LG Ally, previously known as LG LU2300 or Aloha. We.ve seen different mock-ups of the same device dating back months. However, according to BGR the Ally is set to land on Verizon Wireless network in May. Despite the different mock-ups that we’ve already posted here on Android Authority, the specifiction sheet has remained pretty constant. To give you an idea, Android 2.1 3.5inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 1GHz Snapdragon Processor 4 line landcape slide QWERTY keyboard DivX support Wi-Fi DMB Tuner 5 megapixel camera with geo-tagging functionality For me, I like the concept of this…