The T-Mobile G2X (LG P999) and its international version, the LG Optimus 2X (LG P990), are receiving CyanogenMod 9 builds so if you own one of the aforementioned devices and you were waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich, here it comes.
However, as Ricardo Cerqueira points it out, these builds are not supported “and updates may or may not happen in the future”. Before you rush to the source link to download and apply the custom ROMs you should know that there are a couple of things that are not working. There is no acceleration for media neither for video decoding nor [...]
Now that smartphone manufacturers have had some time to look at the Ice Cream Sandwich source, we’re starting to hear some more detailed estimates of when certain handsets are likely to start receiving their updates to Android 4.0. Just last week, Sony Ericsson talked about its plans to get Ice Cream Sandwich out to its Xperia and Walkman models in early spring. Today it’s LG’s turn, and the company has taken to Facebook to post its current schedule for Android 4.0 deployment.
The first of LG’s phones to make the jump to ICS will get their updates [...]
Frustrations with LG’s G2x on T-Mobile had been nearing a head last week, with news of a lawsuit accusing LG of failing to live up to its warranty obligations by continuing to fail to repair glitchy smartphones. The handset’s saving grace had long been seen as a coming update that would address these problems once and for all, breaking the cycle of device resets. Late in the week that update finally arrived, but only reached users who side-stepped T-Mobile and turned directly to LG’s PC-based update software. Then we heard about new G2xs coming with all the updates [...]
The T-Mobile G2x (Magenta’s LG Optimus 2X) doesn’t have a trouble-free existence; sales were reportedly halted, prices went up and because all of the bugs a new update was in place which was indirectly confirmed as coming soon — finally landed.
According to reports, retail stores are stocking up on the T-Mobile G2x and it appears that LG and the carrier might include a new ROM on the phones. If the rumors turn out to be true, the new batch will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread out-of-the-box and all the glitches ironed out. If you already have a G2x, hold on [...]
The T-Mobile G2x is a great phone, but its had its fair share of problems. T-Mobile was fairly quick to acknowledge the existence of the issues, but slow to announce any plan to fix them. So slow, in fact, that a lawsuit was filed to force them to act.
Apparently that move worked. Not long after the lawsuit was filed, LG quietly released a Gingerbread 2.3.3-based update which should address the majority of the concerns with the stock ROM.
There are some caveats:
– The update itself is almost 180MB– If you’ve rooted your phone you’ll lose [...]
Sometimes, we have the opportunity to tell you about a hot leaked ROM, or an eagerly-anticipated update arriving suddenly out of the blue; sadly, this is not one of those times, with news coming our way of delays in getting code out to a couple smartphones on T-Mobile.
Just this morning, we reported on the new software becoming available for the Dell Venue Pro, not just for international users, but those on T-Mobile in the States, as well. This news came straight from Dell’s rep via Twitter, so it seemed authoritative. Not so fast, though, because a follow-up tweet has [...]
After LG released its Optimus 2X in the States as the G2x on T-Mobile, we started hearing tales of various problems with the phone. Some users seemed to skate by just fine, but others reported their smartphones being plagued by resets, among other bugs. While T-Mobile initially distanced itself from such reports, it later confirmed that it had received complaints from “a small percentage of customers”, and that they should be addressed in a future update. We’re still waiting for both that and a Gingerbread update to arrive (assuming they aren’t combined into [...]
The T-Mobile G2x has a couple of issues everyone hopes will go away once the manufacturer together with the carrier release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. The LG Girl already promised more details about the refresh but according to an LG forum moderator, we might not have that much to wait.
Answering to a forum member, an LG forum moderator said he’d “be really surprised if it was more than a month out”. Now let’s just hope LG forum moderators are well informed people both from OEM and carrier point of view or else it’s just more smoke in our [...]
There’s been a cornucopia of promises related to the Gingerbread update for the LG-made T-Mobile G2x, according to which it will arrive this summer. Users are patiently waiting for the release that will also fix some serious bugs with the smartphone in addition to updating its platform version to the latest Google Android Gingerbread.
Unfortunately, instead of the update, users are only getting promises of an update with information coming further down the pipe. The LG Girl has tweeted (and then LG themselves retweeted) that the Gingerbread update “is a huge [...]
There are several options for setting up video chats on a smartphone now, but if you want something cross-platform that supports more than two parties per call, you’ll be checking out Fring. The app introduced four-way video chat in an update this past April. A new version of its Android release, available as of today, makes several changes, including support for some new phones.
Fring 188.8.131.52 now lets you make video calls with the Samsung Galaxy S II and Droid Charge, T-Mobile’s G2X from LG, and the Nexus S when running last month’s Android 2.3.4 release. Even [...]
The T-Mobile G2x, really your Magenta version of the LG Optimus 2x, is a great smartphone with good performance thanks mainly to its dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and graphics chip which returns out-of-the-box benchmark results of around 2,500 in Quadrant.
If that’s not enough for you, there’s a custom kernel floating around with which the T-Mobile G2x has been overclocked to 1.5GHz — really a 50% increase in clock speed. This returns scores of 3,264 in Quadrant and if you want this to be your smartphone, check out the source link for more details. One word [...]
Here’s the comparison you’ve been waiting for, filmed by guest Editor Craig Gillispie: a comparison between the hottest dual-core phones on the market right now, the LG Optimus 2x and the Samsung Galaxy S 2. We run benchmarks, compare web browsing performance, determine which has more RAM upon bootup, and compare the time it takes each to launch certain applications.
As you can see from the below spec comparison, the Galaxy S 2 looks better on paper, with a faster-clocking CPU, a big battery, better 1080p video recording in terms of framerate, a higher [...]
The T-Mobile G2x — getting its Android Gingerbread update this summer — sales were halted because of what initially appeared to be some software problems and bugs but Magenta was quick to react and stated that there were no problems with the smartphone except for the fact that it is extremely popular.
According to the internal carrier screenshot above, T-Mobile is likely to increase the price on the G2x starting today. The reason states is “because inventory constraints” — which might be related to the smartphone’s popularity — but might [...]
Earlier today, we looked into the situation with the G2x, T-Mobile’s carrier-branded version of the LG Optimus 2X, and the software update T-Mobile claims the companies are working on to offer “performance enhancements”. There may be more than one G2x update in the works, since the carrier has separately posted some new information about the smartphone’s Gingerbread update, now confirmed for summer.
Last time T-Mobile talked Gingerbread for the G2x, around this time last month, it tweeted that the software would arrive soon, saying “you won’t [...]
After the G2x disappeared from T-Mobile’s site yesterday, rumors shot up that numerous reports of buggy software and spontaneous resets had driven the carrier to halt sales while a solution to the problem was found. As it turns out, there was nothing so dramatic going on behind the scenes, and T-Mobile later revealed that its actions were due to supply problems, not anything like a recall. We’ve since seen some additional statements by the carrier, and while it seems to be in denial about the scope of the issues the G2x is facing, it has admitted that a software patch is in [...]
After yesterday’s reports regarding possible bugs with the T-Mobile G2x and it being pulled, T-Mobile made an official statement in response to BGR’s inquiry about the smartphone being gone from T-Mobile’s online offerings.
The official wording says: “The T-Mobile G2x with Google has been a highly popular device with both customers and employees since its launch last month, and high demand has resulted in inventory constraints, which we are working with LG to address”. So, there are no problems with the T-Mobile G2x but instead it’s rather [...]
T-Mobile’s G2x, the carrier-branded edition of the LG Optimus 2X, got off to a bumpy start, with confusing information from T-Mobile about the possibility for supporting AT&T 3G bands. Since then, we’ve seen work progress on CyanogenMod 7 for the smartphone, as well as the arrival of a leaked Gingerbread build. All of a sudden, though, the phone is gone from T-Mobile’s online offerings, sparking rumors that the carrier has halted sales due to any one of several issues users have been reporting with the Android handset.
The supposed problems with the G2x, [...]
T-Mobile tweeted at the beginning of last week that its newly-released G2x, the US carrier-branded LG Optimus 2x, would soon be privy to its very own Gingerbread update. The phone nearly shipped with Gingerbread already loaded, but the demands of rigorous testing required that the carrier stick with Froyo for the phone’s release. While T-Mobile still isn’t quite ready to start distributing its update, a leaked copy has surfaced online, letting G2x owners get a head start on enjoying Android 2.3.
While there is G2x support in CyanogenMod 7 nightly builds, the [...]
According to a snapshot of a coupon book from Costco, there will be plenty of discounts coming your way between May 12 and June 5, ranging from $30 and going up to $250 off certain smartphones.
AT&T and Samsung have announced the Infuse 4G at yesterday’s event and the Android smartphone will be available on May 15, for about $200 on-contract. You’ll get $30 off the subsidized retail price at Costco for features like 1.2GHz Hummingbird CPU, 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, 8.9 millimeters thickness and 4G capability.
The same way you’ll get up to [...]
If you’ve been on the fence about picking up a T-Mobile G2x, today might be the day to make up your mind, as progress has been made towards a CM7 build for the dual-core Android, and a special offer will let you pick up the smartphone, today only, for a mere $99 at Radio Shack.
A couple weeks back, we took a look at early work on bringing CyanogenMod 7 to the newly-released T-Mobile G2x. Though still very much a work-in-progress, enough ground has been gained for the port to start seeing nightly releases, the first of which arrived over the weekend. This is still an [...]
As T-Mobile prepared to launch the LG Optimus 2X on its network in the US as the G2x, we were excited to learn that it looked like the carrier-branded smartphone would actually improve upon the original, adding in extra support for additional 4G bands, setting the G2x up for compatibility with T-Mobile, AT&T, and European networks on the 2100MHz band. T-Mobile’s website has been saying so, anyway, for the past month. Turns out it’s all a big typo that T-Mobile never thought to correct, and there’s no support for AT&T broadband, after all.
LG and T-Mobile launched the G2x — the Magenta version of the LG Optimus 2x — but the smartphone will be shipping with Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box. Luckily, T-Mobile tweeted that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is on its way.
According to the carrier’s other tweet, Android 2.3 Gingerbread was in testing even before the smartphone was launched so this is very reassuring in terms of ironing out bugs in the early phase. The device sports a 1GHz Tegra2 processor, four-inch WVGA screen, 8GB of internal memory expandable with up to 32GB using the microSD card [...]
Google Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread is bringing screenshot support as we told you at the beginning of March and phones running the latest build of the Google platform will be able to take advantage of the feature via applications utilizing the new feature.
According to IntoMobile, the T-Mobile G2x — that is the Magenta version of the LG Optimus 2X — is capable of taking screenshots right out of the box. The combination used to achieve this is very Apple iPhone-like: taking a screen grab is as easy as holding down the Power and the Home buttons. This is also valid for [...]