LG Optimus 2X

Ice Cream Sandwich hitting LG Optimus 2X in Europe

It's been a long, long time coming, but it appears that some folks outside of Korea are finally getting the long awaited update to Ice Cream Sandwich on their LG Optimus 2X. We've been talking about this update for more than a year now, with LG even leading us to believe at one point that the Optimus 2X would not be getting an update to Ice Cream Sandwich. In a rather strange (and very delayed) turn of events, GSMArena has spotted a thread on the XDA Developers forum that says the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Optimus 2X is now ready for Europe.

LG says no Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Optimus 2X / G2X

LG announced today that one of their former flagship phones, the Optimus 2X, will not be receiving an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. LG announced the news on its Indian Facebook page. This stands in stark contrast to other Android manufacturers like Samsung, HTC and Motorola, who have all committed to bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to their current high-end smartphones. In the United States, the Optimus 2X is known as the T-Mobile G2X.

T-Mobile and LG committed to updating the software to Gingerbread back in April, and the update is available via a cumbersome PC tool. G2X users became increasingly irate, and it wasn't until July, eight months after the release of Gingerbread, that the software made it to the phone via OTA. International versions of the Optimus 2X are STILL running Froyo. It doesn't help that many of them purchased the G2X for its high-end specs, including oneof the first dual-core mobile processor to hit Android. LG did not give a reason for the refusal, but some of our readers have speculated that 512MB of RAM may be insufficient for Ice Cream Sandwich.

This sort of fast-paced obsolescence is an unfortunately common occurrence on Android devices. While community work-arounds like custom ROMs often deliver the latest software to advanced users, most Android enthusiasts are of the opinion that it's the manufacturer and carrier's obligation to deliver timely software updates. This isn't always the case, even with high-profile devices like the Optimus 2X /G2X - just ask ThunderBolt users. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that manufacturers and carriers aren't required to update their phones, and in at least a few cases have some economically-motivated reasons not to. I'd encourage those who want the latest official software on their Android devices to vote with their dollars, and go with a manufacturer that commits to timely software updates. [device id=398] [via SlashGear]

T-Mobile G2x Pulled From Site For Quality Issues?

Perhaps the hottest phone on T-Mobile's lineup, the G2x, has mysteriously disappeared from the carrier's website. According to TMoNews, the phone may have been pulled for quality issues. A search for the device on T-Mobile.com currently only results in G2x accessories, but no sign of the device itself.

LG Optimus 2X lands Guinness World Record

I would bet that most of you at one point or another have thumbed through the Guinness Book of World records. This book is jam packed with records for all sorts of things. I once read that the book started by the makers of the Guinness beer as a book to end disputes at the bar over silly facts that drunkards often argue over. The LG Optimus 2X smartphone has landed itself in the record book.

Screen capture comes to the LG Optimus and G2X

One thing that has been missing from the Android platform has been a fairly simply method to do screen captures. With the iPhone, for example, users only need to hold down the sleep button while clicking the hold button. Do it right and you're taking a picture of your screen. That function has been missing from the Android platform and LG has decided to do something about it with the Optimus and G2X.

T-Mobile G2x finally gets release date and pricing

T-Mobile USA has confirmed an April 20 release for the LG G2x, the carriers' version of the LG Optimus 2X. Priced at $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, the G2x will require a new, two-year agreement (and likely a mandatory data plan). Your money gets you a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, NVIDIA's Tegra Zone preloaded, and an 8-megapixel camera on the back. There's also HDMI connectivity and a sizable 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen. The G2x arrives in-store on the same day as the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, in fact, but unlike the messaging-centric phone will also be available from April 15 online via the carrier's online store. More details in our hands-on with the smartphone.

LG Optimus 2x (aka T-Mo G2x) gets clockwork recovery already

Well well, it looks like the amazing Paul O'Brien from ModaCo has been busy with the new dual core device from LG. He has already done plenty on this phone but recently he has announced and shown pictures for a few exciting things. One being that Paul himself said the phone is a developer dream device. It is not locked down, and messed up like phones have been lately from both Motorola, and HTC. It is open, and free just like it should be and as Android was intended.

T-Mobile G2x a Google Experience Phone by LG Official

While T-Mobile is soon to be called AT&T-Mobile because of the recent acquisition by AT&T they are still going to be pushing hard with new and upcoming devices. Reports are saying that it will be business as usual and they will continue to play hard-ball with the competition. Making things even better for everyone, they just announced the new G2x, a Google Experience device that is made by LG. Today is the announcement but last week we heard news of an April 20th release.
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