The road that leads to Ice Cream Sandwich has been a bumpy one for LG’s Optimus 2X. Shortly after Google’s official ICS unveiling with the Galaxy Nexus, we started hearing from manufacturers about their own plans for bringing ICS to existing handsets. Some early comments from LG on its Facebook page made it seem like ICS on the 2X just wasn’t going to happen. Later, we saw that note deleted, and further news from LG revealed that it still hadn’t made its mind up about the 2X and Android 4.0. That uncertainty didn’t last long, though, and by November the [...]
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 [...]
We’ve been seeing what feels like a new push lately to get Gingerbread updates out to aging Android handsets. Maybe it’s starting to get to the point where manufacturers really feel the pressure to get those updates finished, lest their products become part of a rather undignified collection of smartphones that enter 2012 running two-year-old software. We just heard about the Motorola Milestone 2 getting ready to receive its Gingerbread update in Europe, and now LG’s announced that its Optimus 2X update is now available in the UK.
LG talked about its overdue [...]
After HTC officially announced which phones will get Ice Cream Sandwich and approximately when, it is now LG’s turn to publish information on its Facebook page related to the latest Google platform.
According to the information shared, the Optimus 2X, the Optimus Black, the Optimus 3D and the Optimus LTE will be the first ones to get the refresh. Exact information about the roll-out process and availability is expected later on, in December, as well as additional wording on other phones that might get the update, given “it is compatible with the functionality, [...]
Late last week, we learned of a comment made by LG that seemed to discount the possibility of bringing an Ice Cream Sandwich update to the dual-core Optimus 2X. While the statement itself was definitive enough, the circumstances surrounding it, including LG subsequently taking it down from Facebook, had us wishing the company would speak up and set the record straight, one way or the other. Now we’ve finally heard some follow-up comments from LG, painting the situation as not nearly so dire.
While LG had said previously “we will not be introducing Android 4.0, Ice [...]
We recently learned of LG’s plans to deny its dual-core Optimus 2X an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, a regrettable fate for the smartphone if the news ends up panning-out. Despite that rather large setback, the future isn’t entirely dim for Optimus 2X owners; LG just revealed that Gingerbread updates are on the way, not just to the 2X, but for the Optimus 3D and Optimus Black as well.
The Optimus 2X will be the first to have its shot at Gingerbread. According to its Facebook page, LG will begin distribution of the update tomorrow, November 1. A few weeks later on, it [...]
When it comes to Android smartphones where their manufacturer has denied the possibility of an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, we’re running into surprise after surprise. First, we heard from Google that the Nexus One, despite being the flagship Android model at the time of its release, would not see an official update. The latest to join that club shows that not even dual-core handsets are immune, with LG posting that it will not distribute an Ice Cream Sandwich update to the less-than-a-year-old Optimus 2X.
Now, admittedly, LG hasn’t had a stellar reputation for [...]
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 LG Optimus 2x is a solid smartphone with a great build quality, dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and graphics chip, eight-megapixel camera with LED flash, HDMI mirroring and more. You might know it better as the T-Mobile G2x.
What you see pictured above is a WIND branded LG Optimus 2x. While the unlocked version is the LG P990, the version above is the P999, which recently passed FCC. Besides the clear carrier line-up indication there are no details related to pricing or availability but given Videotron has the smartphone for $529.95 outright, it should be around the same [...]
As a dual-core Tegra 2-powered speedster, it’s no surprise that LG’s Optimus 2X supports recording 1080p video. Despite having seemingly capable hardware, reports from people who have gotten some hand-on time with pre-release versions of the phone noted a less-than-impressive 1080p experience, with an inconsistent framerate and under-impressive clarity. LG has come up with a software update that address some of these issues, but there’s still room for improvement.
When looking at an Optimus 2X running software V09C, GSM Arena noted several issues with 1080p [...]
Sprint has a couple new BlackBerrys heading its way, according to a recently-leaked spreadsheet, along with a mysterious LG Optimus Slider.
The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the CDMA version of the Bold 9900, which we just heard might get its release date pushed back to September. Here we can see that Sprint is expecting the 9930 for August 21; we haven’t specifically heard that the 9900 delay, if true, would also affect the 9930, but considering the hardware similarities, there’s a good chance it might. At the very least, it looks like Sprint will be getting the [...]
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 [...]
LG posted on Facebook earlier this week about an upcoming patch for its dual-core Optimus 2X. While there’s some media player tweaks to look forward to, the big draw, at least for users who have found themselves affected, is the promised fixes for the seemingly random freezes and resets plaguing the smartphone. LG has since offered a little more detail into its plans, letting us know when users in different areas can expect the update to arrive.
Initially, all we knew is that the first wave of the update would occur quite soon, “starting mid to end of May”. [...]
The LG Optimus 2X — world’s certified first dual-core smartphone — will receive an official software update from the manufacturer which will be rolling out soon, starting mid to end of May.
According to the information posted by the Korean manufacturer, the software refresh will bring improved multimedia player support in the vein of reinforced video format and music/video player functions. Additionally, there will be a more stabilized patch to prevent rebooting/freezing that users are experiencing. If you have an Optimus 2X, expect the update notification to [...]
LG, together with Fox Digital Entertainment and Rovio Mobile announced today that the popular Angry Birds game, in the Rio movie flavor, will come preloaded with LG Optimus series smartphones.
The first LG-made smartphone to come pre-loaded with Angry Birds Rio will be the Canadian LG Optimus 2X. Angry Birds Rio will be available on LG Optimus Series smartphones starting the second quarter of 2011, so we expect it on the LG Optimus 3D and Optimus Black as well.
“We’re excited to bring one of the most successful mobile games to our customers. Angry Birds Rio [...]
When LG launched the LG Optimus 2X smartphone back on December 16, they announced it as the world’s first dual-core smartphone and it looks like they’ve got just the right award to prove it.
The Korean smartphone manufacturer received the Guinness World Records Certificate for the LG Optimus 2X, “the first mobile phone to use a dual core processor”. Of course ever since, in just less than five months, we tend to look at dual core smartphones as a rule, a must and a standard but, as always, there has to be a first and that’s what Optimus 2X [...]
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 [...]
If you ever wondered how the LG Optimus 2X compares to the HTC Sensation (ex-Pyramid) in terms of 1080p video recording, there’s a video comparison showing the two smartphones in action.
The LG Optimus 2X scored a 3 out of 5 in our review and as far as video capture was concerned, we found that the lens quality could have been better but despite “highlights certainly got blown out once or twice, overall the video recording is quite usable”. The HTC Sensation was just launched and the manufacturer refers to it as the multimedia superphone. Check out the below [...]
Korean manufacturer LG promised that the Optimus 2X dual-core smartphone will be updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread — currently it ships with Android 2.2. Froyo — and now, courtesy of LG Denmark, we find out about the upgrade plans.
Both the question and the answer are pictured above and it looks like owners will have to wait at least two months — and we’re being optimistic as it states June-July — if the info is to be believed. The Optimus 2X was launched on December 16 and even if it wasn’t available at that date, getting Gingerbread six or [...]