Mike wants to go with a "pay as you go" carrier like Ting, and is wondering about the phones available. Not all of them are running the latest version of Android, and one he's looking at in particular is running Gingerbread. Is it OK to get a phone with an older operating system?
Leo says there are things he'll be giving up by getting an old version of Android, such as Google Now. The good news is, it's possible to update any Android phone to the latest version. He can root the phone and use the Cyanogen Mod to get the latest version of Android on it, but it may not run it very well. Mike is wondering about the LG Optimus. Leo says it's not a bad phone, in fact that LG Optimus became Google's Nexus 4.
For help rooting the phone and putting the latest operating system on it, he can check out the XDA Developers Forums.
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