T-Mobile promises Gingerbread for G2x by summer

T-Mobile promises Gingerbread for G2x by summer
One of the least fun games in the Android ecosystem is the game of "when will the OS update come?" T-Mobile G2x users have been playing this game for over a month now and it looks like it'll be at least another month before the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread hits the device. 

When the G2x was released in April, T-Mobile said that users "[wouldn't] have to wait long" for the update. At the beginning of May, there was a leak of the Gingerbread update for the phone, which fueled speculation that the official update couldn't be too far away. We are now closing in on June, and T-Mobile is now saying that they plan "to update the G2x to Gingerbread by summer." Of course, not having "to wait long" and "by summer" aren't really the most specific timetables that one could ask for. The most direct interpretation would make it seem that T-Mobile is planning to release the update by June 21st, which is the first day of summer, but since T-Mobile didn't say that exactly, we can't confirm that this is the due date. 

We are hoping, though, that the delay has been caused by changing the update to 2.3.4. The leaked update from earlier this month was for version 2.3.3, but with some luck the update will be 2.3.4 when it hits, meaning it would include video chat in Google Talk. We'll keep our fingers crossed on that one!

source: Twitter via TmoNews

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1. psn1819

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I hope this miracle is real...because of all the issues the g2x has...it needs one lol

3. Rotate

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

it's rather end of summer...

4. untethered

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Oh, what difference does it make? The device has been pulled by T-Mobile for rebooting issues. They claim there is a software fix for it, but it's also suffering from a bleeding screen. Can't really fix that via software. T-Mobile has already been sending out replacements to customers, up to 3 & 4 to some. They have bigger fish to fry with this device than Gingerbread. T-Mobile should pull it and cancel contract with LG. Besides, the Sensation is coming.

11. Clutch12 unregistered

the sensation still isn't a better phone the ips screen is far supirior to the sensation's s-lcd and the tegra 2 chipset out preforms the dua-core snapdragon chipset in productivity and gaming, besides i have not had any of these problems with my G2x.

14. ionik502

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

I couldn't agree more clutch.....not to mention the HDMI out that mirrors the interface!

15. garrett unregistered

i have it its a great phone

16. garrett unregistered

do you know how to get games on this phone

17. Matt unregistered

welp, tomorrow is the beginning of summer, and it's still not released! :( not much time left! :)

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