Gingerbread Update for the T-Mobile G2 Starts Today
The T-Mobile G2 is one of my favorite Android-powered smartphones on the market today. It’s only drawback has been its lack of Android 2.3 Gingerbread (something I remedied by rooting and loading up CyanogenMod ROM).
Today, that’s about to change. According to a press release from T-Mobile, starting today G2 owners will begin to receive an OTA update to Android 2.3.3. The update will be rolled out in waves over the coming several weeks, and T-Mobile doesn’t want you bugging them to try and get the update sooner, but take heart in knowing that your update is on its way.
On a sad note, since the G2 has officially been deemed “end-of-life”, this is likely the last update the G2 will be getting.
On July 27, T-Mobile G2 devices will begin to receive an Over-The-Air (OTA) update to Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). The update will roll out to customers in waves over the coming weeks.
The update provides the following enhancements and improvements.
Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
Google Books added
Notification bar color scheme is changed to black
New battery indicator, phone, and web icons
Color-coded network icon and signal indicator added. Green when connected to Google servers. Grey when not connected.
Pressing the power key while on a call disables the proximity sensor
Fixed or improved issues:
Wi-Fi calling improvements
New SMS and email notification improvements
Improvements to sending MMS from the Gallery
Your phone will show a notification when you have received the update. Alternately, to check if your phone has the update, follow these steps:
From Home screen, press the Menu key.
Tap About Phone.
Tap System Updates.
Important: Do NOT call T-Mobile to receive the update before September 1 (2011). The timeline for receiving the OTA cannot be expedited. T-Mobile cannot manually push the software to customers who ask to receive it.
Do you own a G2? Let us know when you get your update in the comments below!