T-Mobile G2X

T-Mobile LG G2x gets a MIUI Port

The LG Optimus 2x has been enjoying the beauty of the MIUI custom ROM for a while already but sadly the T-Mobile G2x users weren't so lucky. Thanks to some porting of the official MIUI for the Optimus 2x users of the LG G2x can now enjoy the same awesome ROM. Other than CyanogenMod, MIUI is one of the most popular ROM's available and I'm sure many will be happy to give this a try.

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 LG G2x Gingerbread Update Available Now, Just Not OTA

Reports are starting to stream in this morning that the G2x update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread appears to been leaked by LG. We are still not completely sure if this is the official version that will be rolling out OTA (over the air) in the next few days or if this was simply an accident. Over on the LG support forums an announcement for Gingerbread was made saying the update was available via LG's proprietary Mobile Software Update Tool.

LG Revolution Review

Welcome to the Revolution! This is LG's newest effort for Verizon, the LG Revolution running on their 4G LTE network. This device features a 4.3-inch 480 x 800 pixel resolution TFT display and a single core Snapdragon MSM8655 1GHz processor, connecting with Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI, DNLA, and it's got Netflix! That this is one of the most important draws to the device makes us wary of it. But behold, this is an LG phone and we've been rolling out with some rather impressive LG phones as of late. The LG Optimus 3D and the T-Mobile G2x were pretty excellent, how does the LG Revolution add up?

T-Mobile G2x update to Gingerbread coming “by summer” and will address issues

The last few days there has been lots of talk about the G2x and what is going on with it. First there was reports that it was pulled from T-Mobile due to quality control issues, only later denied by T-Mobiles twitter account stating that it was not pulled for QC and rather it was low on inventory because it was selling in high volumes. Now reports are coming out that they are currently getting ready to release the Gingerbread update soon and that it will fix some of the issues being reported.

T-Mobile G2x Unavailable due to Demand, not Quality Issues

Yesterday there was a lot of buzz going around, and apparently just a big rumor mill that the T-Mobile LG G2x was pulled from inventory and the site for quality control issues. We covered that and you can read all about it by clicking here. TmoNews might have been the first to cover the story and everyone else jumped in on the action. It seems that T-Mobile has replied to and squashed these rumors already. The device is so popular inventory is low, they have no quality control issues and it has not been pulled.
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