RIP: T-Mobile G2x; was T-Mobile's first dual-core phone
When the T-Mobile G2x first launched, sales took off forcing the carrier to raise the price by $50 to keep demand and supply in balance. YouTube videos showing the browser on the overseas version of the phone, the LG Optimus 2X (then code named the LG Star), rendering web sites faster than the Apple iPhone had helped fuel the fire for the device.
stopped offering warranty replacements for units overwhelmed by bugs and T-Mobile suggested that those with a non-working phone replace it with the myTouch 4G. As planned, after the T-Mobile G2x received its update to Android 2.3, it was once again offered by T-Mobile, priced at zero with a signed two-year contract. But it never would regain the level of popularity that it once had thanks to other dual-core models that were coming to market.
And now, the device has passed on. Still, we will always remember the smartphone that brought dual-core processing to the nation's fourth largest carrier.
1. bbonline (Posts: 38; Member since: 24 Feb 2011)
Phonearena, this article has a big error. The first dual-core phone in the United States was the Motorola ATRIX 4G on AT&T. It came out in February vs April for the G2X. Please fix as the whole story seems to be centered around this important fact. Thanks!
5. Carlitos (Posts: 386; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
I know. I read this earlier and i swear, i was like no? The Atrix was first. But then i didnt comment cause i was afraid people were going to thumbs down, and prove me wrong or something
6. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
bro read before u post they its it was the first dual core phone the carrier itself! phonearena has it rite
9. enjoi45 (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
it says first duel core on t-mobile.. was it different before?
13. Anti-Fanboy (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)
They changed it. it said first dual core in the country before
2. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
8.5 for a buggy phone out less than a year in the market. Whatever. Tmo better replace this with the HD8!
3. Rotate (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
the review unit was probably ok, also it wasn't there for the review for months, so the typical flaws just couldn't show up...
16. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
once they gave it gingerbread all the problems went away. then you had a nearly flawless 100% stock android phone. it was actually quite nice but the time between the bugs and its gingerbread update was big enough that it killed its reputation.
11. JGuinan007 (Posts: 647; Member since: 19 May 2011)
return it and get the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, if theyt won't take it back throw it away and get the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G
12. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I just got my G2X too. I got it for free, but I will DEFINITELY trade it in for the Blaze
14. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 387; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
I have a g2x with absolutely zero problem. I will keep this phone until it dies.. or when quad-core comes out. No phones out there really amaze me for now
17. Tux4g63 (Posts: 118; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
My friend has this phone too and he had a few issues with pre Android 2.3 builds, but when his got the update he has been pretty happy ever since. At the time it was one of the best all around phones on the market, and he swears by it still to this day.
15. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Why ? It comes with stock android and it runs just fine ?