Posts tagged with: G2x

The G2x by LG is T-Mobile's first smartphone with a dual core processor. It's running Google Android 2.2 Froyo. The G2x features 2 cameras, one rear facing camera with a resolution of eight-megapixels with LED flash and autofocus and one front facing 1.3-megapixel camera. Its color IPS TFT display measures 4-inches and has a WVGA 480x800 resolution, the G2x smartphone also supports up to 1080p video output. It is packing a 1GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2. Read on for the latest G2x news, reviews and videos:

  • by |

    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 encoding and applications ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 sometime in the second quarter of next ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 already installed when ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 just a little bit more as the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 it if you install this ROM - It's not (yet) an OTA ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 revealed that the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 one), but at least one G2x ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 eyes. The update is already "coming soon" ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 focus" but there's no more info ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 3.1.1.1 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 if your smartphone already ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 of note though (besides the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 resolution front-facing camera, plus ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 as well be Magenta having no other option but ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 have to wait long". Apparently several months ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 the works. The ...

    Share
    Read On
Mobile Version