Gingerbread rolling out to T-Mobile G2x now

By on July 27, 2011 at 1:01 AM.

Gingerbread rolling out to T-Mobile G2x now

T-Mobile has officially announced that it is now pushing out Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) to its LG G2x customers. The update includes the following enhancements:

  • Improved battery life
  • Improved front-facing camera operation when using Qik record and share
  • Improved disabling Car Home
  • Helps address unexpected reboots.

T-Mobile confirmed the update is rolling out over the air (OTA) now, but you should be able to manually check for the software by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Update. We heard early reports that some G2x customers were experiencing a lot of bugs with their devices so we hope this update fixes most, if not all of them. More →

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T-Mobile increases price of G2x due to ‘inventory constraints’

By on May 30, 2011 at 6:00 PM.

T-Mobile increases price of G2x due to ‘inventory constraints’

Last week T-Mobile said that the high demand for the G2x had resulted in “inventory constraints,”and that it was working with LG to get the device back on shelves as quickly as possible. As a result of those constraints, however, the carrier has increased the price of the G2x to $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate —a $50 boost from its debut price of $199. Hopefully T-Mobile drops the cost back down after LG increases its production volume, but the carrier has given no indication that will be the case. More →

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T-Mobile working on G2x software fix, Gingerbread coming by summer

By on May 26, 2011 at 3:15 PM.

T-Mobile working on G2x software fix, Gingerbread coming by summer

Earlier this week TmoNews suggested that T-Mobile may have started to pull the G2x from store shelves due to performance issues. T-Mobile confirmed with BGR on Wednesday that the unit was simply missing from shelves due to “high demand” and “inventory constraints.” However, PCMag is now reporting that T-Mobile may also be working on a software fix for some G2x after some customers have reported random restarts and shutdowns. “Customer satisfaction for the G2x has been high,” T-Mobile said. “As with any new device, a small percentage of customers have commented about possible improvements and we are working with LG to deliver a software update, which we expect to offer some performance issues.” T-Mobile may issue this fix at the same time it rolls out its planned Android Gingerbread update, which the carrier announced will occur sometime before summer. More →

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T-Mobile G2x not being pulled; ‘high demand has resulted in inventory contraints’

By on May 25, 2011 at 9:20 PM.

T-Mobile G2x not being pulled; ‘high demand has resulted in inventory contraints’

After hearing some reports that the T-Mobile LG G2x was being pulled possibly for defects, we reached out to T-Mobile for comment. According to T-Mobile, that’s not the reason the phone has been so hard to find. Instead, the G2x has been so popular that there have been inventory constraints. Here’s the full statement we received from T-Mobile:

The T-Mobile G2x with Google has been a highly popular device with both customers and employees since its launch last month, and high demand has resulted in inventory constraints, which we are working with LG to address.

After spending some time with the T-Mobile G2x, we didn’t find any manufacturing defects or issues with the handset.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processing muscle shown on film [video]

By on May 2, 2011 at 11:59 PM.

Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processing muscle shown on film [video]

Qualcomm has released a few videos promoting its next-generation dual-core Mobile Development Platform, which includes its blazing fast MSM8660 Snapdragon processor. The video shows the platform’s Adreno 220 graphics processing unit chewing through 720p HD video. Similarly, Qualcomm’s single-core QSD8255 processor bests an LG Optimus 2X, powered by a a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, in a Flash load test. What’s so exciting about that? The MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset powers devices such as the HTC EVO 3D, headed to Sprint, and the HTC Sensation 4G for T-Mobile that will launch in the coming months. Hit the jump for two quick videos. More →

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RadioShack offering T-Mobile LG G2X for $99 today

By on May 2, 2011 at 10:48 AM.

RadioShack offering T-Mobile LG G2X for $99 today

RadioShack has slashed the price of T-Moile’s LG G2x to just $99 for today only. The G2x is one of the hottest Android devices available and it rocks a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 8 megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p HD video, and has a stunning 4-inch 800 x 480 pixel display. It’s even getting the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update soon. We fawned over the G2x even at its original $199 price point in our review, so if you’re a T-Mobile customer this is definitely a deal you’ll want to be taking advantage of. More →

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T-Mobile: LG G2x getting Gingerbread 'soon'

By on April 25, 2011 at 8:31 AM.

T-Mobile: LG G2x getting Gingerbread 'soon'

If you read our review of T-Mobile’s G2x, you know we’re fans of the dual-core handset. There is, however, something a little disheartening about buying a top-of-the-line smartphone running a slightly dated operating system — the G2x is currently running Froyo, Android 2.2. But all that is about to change, according to a tweet by T-Mobile. Via its official Twitter account, the company quipped that Gingerbread (Android 2.3) is “coming soon” to the Tegra 2 device, and that current owners “won’t have to wait long.” Great news for those that currently own, or are thinking about owning, LG’s latest creation. More →

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T-Mobile G2x review

By on April 18, 2011 at 1:26 PM.

T-Mobile G2x review

LG hasn’t launched a high-end Android smartphone in the U.S. for some time now — sure, it shipped the Optimus on multiple carriers, and Verizon launched the Ally a few years back, but neither was capable of holding a candle to other first-rate devices. That all changes with the G2x however, which is no doubt LG’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy S family of smartphones in the United States. Its spec sheet is enough to leave other phones shaking in their boots. Dual-core processor, 4G radio, 1080p video — it has all the trappings of a top-of-the-line handset. I have been using, abusing, and confusing the G2x for the past few days and am ready to levy judgement on LG’s first serious smartphone contender. Want to know if the T-Mobile G2x has what it takes to be your next high-end smartphone? Hit the jump to find out.

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T-Mobile G2x now available online for $199.99

By on April 15, 2011 at 7:33 AM.

T-Mobile G2x now available online for $199.99

As of 12:00 a.m. Friday morning, T-Mobile’s latest flagship Android smartphone is ripe for the picking. Built by LG and powered by the mobile processor du jour — the familiar 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 — the T-Mobile G2x features a 4-inch touchscreen display, an 8-megapixel camera, Android 2.2 (Froyo) and compatibility with T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network. We’ve gone hands-on with the device, twice, and we were plenty impressed with the speed T-Mobile’s new powerhouse affords. The T-Mobile G2x is available immediately online for $199.99 with a new two-year agreement, and it will land on store shelves next Wednesday. More →

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T-Mobile G2x landing April 15th for $199.99, in stores April 20th

By on April 7, 2011 at 10:22 AM.

T-Mobile G2x landing April 15th for $199.99, in stores April 20th

T-Mobile has confirmed that its G2x smartphone will be available online starting on April 15th, and in stores on April 20th, for $199.99 with a new two-year contract. The LG-built T-Mobile G2x was announced during CTIA 2011 in March and packs Android 2.2 (Froyo), a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset, an 8-megapixel camera and support for T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network. When we had a chance to check out the device first-hand, we said the G2x could easily end up being one of our favorite handsets on T-Mobile, so we’re definitely looking forward to seeing the phone launch. More →

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Intel pegs T-Mobile G2X for April 15th release

By on April 6, 2011 at 9:39 PM.

Intel pegs T-Mobile G2X for April 15th release

Blog Android Central has been slipped a scintillating sliver of information suggesting that T-Mobile’s G2X handset will launch on April 15th. The full-touchscreen, NVIDIA Tegra 2 device was announced back in March, but its release date has been somewhat of a mystery. The G2X will run an unmodified version of Android 2.2, sport a 4-inch display, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, HDMI-out, and a host of other high-end features. The handset will also contain a 21Mbps HSPA+ radio. If you live in the States, your tax returns aren’t due until the 18th this year, so there will be no excuses for you not to pick up a G2X come the 15th. Until then, check out our two hands-on posts from CTIA. More →

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Best of CTIA Wireless 2011

By on March 24, 2011 at 10:36 AM.

Best of CTIA Wireless 2011

Mickey Mouse and pals stepped aside this week in sunny Orlando, Florida to make way for the latest and greatest gear wireless companies had to offer. After a killer Consumer Electronics Show in January and an action-packed Mobile World Congress in February, we wondered if our favorite brands had enough juice left in the tank for CTIA Wireless 2011 this week. While there weren’t quite as many announcements as in other shows this year, we definitely saw some exciting new devices showcased by companies like Sprint, HTC, Samsung and more. Hit the break for a rundown of all the biggest announcements from this year’s show. More →

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Hands on with the T-Mobile G2x, again [video]

By on March 23, 2011 at 2:30 PM.

Hands on with the T-Mobile G2x, again [video]

T-Mobile’s G2x could shape up to be one of T-Mobile’s hottest smartphones when it launches, so we figured we’d swing by LG’s booth again to bring you a closer look at the G2x and its beefy hardware — this time on video. As we said in our initial hands-on, we found the G2x to be seriously fast thanks to the 1GHz dual-core  Nvidia Tegra 2 processor under the hood. But while the phone was fast, the plastic back felt a bit cheap and we wish there was more metal or texture to give it a more premium feel. Also, it’s going to launch with Android 2.2 (Froyo) instead of the newer Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, and that’s kind of a bummer. Alas, you can’t have everything. Hit the jump and check out our G2x video and don’t forget to stop by our photo gallery on the way there.

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