T-Mobile G2x finally getting officially updated to... Gingerbread

T-Mobile G2x finally getting officially updated to... Gingerbread
The T-Mobile G2x, released internationally as the LG Optimus 2X, is finally getting updated to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, and while it’s never too late for an update, in times where most dual-core handsets get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich it’s almost comical how much time it took LG and T-Mobile to do this.

The G2x will get over the air update in batches until May 14th, and if you happen not to have gotten updated you can go and download the update directly from LG’s website after that date.

The Gingerbread update not only brings a more contemporary version of Google’s platform to the handset, but it also solves the random reboot problem the G2x has been suffering from.

And while it’s not ICS, it’s a decent way for the T-Mobile G2x to age and go into oblivion as quad-core handsets take over.

source: T-Mobile via TheVerge

T-Mobile G2x finally getting officially updated to... Gingerbread

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  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh

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17 Comments

1. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The G2X had Gingerbread forever ago.... After they "ran short of inventory" and re-released the handset they were shipped out with 2.3.

2. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Yayyy finally! The HTC one is coming out soon

3. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I have a G2x and to me this is a welcome update.

4. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

lol this is why android will fail lol

5. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Thats definitely why android has over half of the market share.

8. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

53% is alot and is expected when you have mulitple venders putting out a different form of your ui only thing each android maker has incommon is they share the same google play store sad part is how is apple gaining ground on android lol wit android you suck up to get up huh

13. TOYMAN

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

its not android its the carrier and lg

14. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

More to LG actually

6. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Finally? I tried out the G2X a year ago and it had Gingerbread.

7. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

"...while it's never too late" Screw that it is way too late, what a joke, getting Gingerbread this late it should be insulting to everyone who bought this. Sent from my Galaxy Nexus, which had ICS about 6 months ago, and which just received its 4th or 5th OTA update

15. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

4th or 5th update? Lucky you because on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus I'm still at official 4.0.2.

9. threeline

Posts: 299; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Yeah I will never buy LG. I bought the Sprint Galaxy Nexus to avoid carrier and manufactuer delays with updates, I know they are bigger and better phones now but with the GN's 1.2 dual core it should hold me over for 22 months and I'm not a power user anyway but I don't want the latest Adroid update.

10. The_Original_Zon

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

It HAS had Gingerbread for a long time, they're just updating its version, Calm down people any update is a welcome update.

12. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

So they're putting it from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4? If they're updating Gingerbread, why not at least give em the 2.3.6 version?

17. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

ICS is already 6 months old, that's half a year, at this point if they're going to insist with Gingerbread it should be nothing less than 2.3.7 Anyway, any update is a good update like somebody said above, but it could and should be better

11. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I thought that it came with 2.3 pre-installed? I don't understand why LG & T-Mo didn't just skip 2.3 and went to 4.0.

16. thelegend6657 unregistered

G2x comes with vanilla android right ? What take them so long to upgrade to ics ? Nice that Tmobile provide a G series for people that want stock android

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