For those that have been following along with the entire T-Mobile G2x “situation” you probably have had your share of issues. First we heard it was pulled from the online store for quality control issues, later it was said this was due to demand and nothing was wrong but the device has been out of stock online and in T-Mobile stores since that first ran back at the end of May. It appears T-Mobile has the 2.3 Gingerbread update ready to go, and will be re-launching the phone in stores this week.
Last we heard the update was “coming soon” and that T-Mobile was not allowing exchanges on the troubled handset. Now that LG has fixed the multiple issues and are ready with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update things might be changing soon. We are hearing T-Mobile should have the G2x in-stock at stores nationwide this week and reports are suggesting they will be pre-loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread already. We can’t confirm this til we see the phone in stores.
Last week the G2x Gingerbread update was leaked to the public and available for manual update via the new LG Software Update Tool. Hundreds of users have already flashed the leak and so far things seem stable, fast and overall much better than before. So while the update isn’t actually official yet, the tool is still working and users have been updating all weekend.
It will be very interesting to see if the device does end up showing up in stores with 2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed. I personally think that would be a good decision after dealing with all the freezes and reboots on the original release. How the first release made it through quality control beats me. It sounds like things are much better this time around so hopefully we get full details direct from T-Mobile any day now.