T-Mobile G2 Gingerbread update is teased again by HTC

T-Mobile G2 Gingerbread update is teased again by HTC
We recently reported that not only was the T-Mobile G2 about ready to be declared EOL (the handset equivalent of being DOA), but some owners of the carrier's first 4G handset had received replacement models loaded up with Android 2.3.3. Obviously, that would seem to indicate that the handset's long awaited Gingerbread update is imminent.

Adding fuel to the fire, a newsletter sent out yesterday includes a notice from HTC that the T-Mobile G2 is about to receive an OTA update with Android 2.3 and a few enhancements as well. The download should refine the UI to make it quicker and easier to use. Text input will be faster and more intuitive following the update which will also bring one-touch word selection and copy/paste to the G2. Battery life should be improved thanks to the changes in power management that come with the update,along with an easier way to manage apps on the phone. And the software update will bring a 3G/4G vs. H signal indicator.

Hopefully this update comes as quickly as it would appear its coming. T-Mobile's first 4G enabled device should have a special place in the carrier's heart and having this handset upgraded to Gingerbread before completely covering it with dirt would only be fitting.

source: TmoNews


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  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh(6.66h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. jtech unregistered

Finally!! So does that mean instead of showning the H it will show 3G and 4G?

2. Tmo-guy unregistered

That's right.

3. matistight

Posts: 982; Member since: May 13, 2009

3g and 4g vs. h.... LOVE IT! :DDDDDD

4. jokerwe unregistered

Is the update still coming by the end of Q2?

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

easy way to get the update? get a warranty replacement.. they are coming with it installed. Ive confirmed it when my wife's got swapped last week. Huge battery life improvement with it as welll.

7. blbennett unregistered

How did she go about that? Was it actually broken or did she just get it replaced?

6. AAJ unregistered

SO is the update still coming in Q2? or is it now Q3?

8. woode unregistered

Just got a replacement from tmobile. Still on 2.2

9. newyorksuzie unregistered

Why put this phone to rest, I don't get it?! It's a wonderful phone, ok so it's a little thick but it's vanilla!! I just don't get it, I really don't. This phone is a developers dream, a well constructed cream puff if you ask me ( not that you did but I'm telling you anyway)..

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