T-Mobile Returning Warranty-Service G2s With Gingerbread?

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T-Mobile may be preparing to knock the G2 down to end-of-life status in the near future, but the not-even-one-year-old Android smartphone still has signs of vitality left in it. We’ve been following the progress of the phone’s Gingerbread update, from rumors, to early leaks, to promises of an update “coming soon”.

Most recently, what looked like the final build of the updated ROM leaked, but that was nearly a month ago and there hasn’t been any sign of the update being released since. Now some G2 owners are reporting that, after sending their phones off to undergo service and repairs, they’re getting them back with Gingerbread already installed.

Like the early May leaked ROM, these G2s are supposedly returning with build 2.13.531.8, which seems to confirm that ROM as the official, final version. T-Mobile’s been saying that the update will be going out to all users OTA soon, but it still has yet to give any specific indication as to just when that process will begin. It’s clearly confident in this build if it’s going out with repaired phones, so we really do expect to see that OTA distribution kick off very soon.

Source: TmoNews

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!