May, 25 2011

Well, this is just odd. The T-Mobile G2x – you know, the first dual-core smartphone with stock Android – is no longer listed on T-Mobile’s website. It’s not just out of stock – it’s downright gone. They couldn’t have discontinued the device this fast, of course. TmoNews is hearing that it may be due to the device’s quality issues. In particular, users have been experiencing random reboots and freezes, light bleeds, and bad battery life since the device launched.

Last week, LG let us know that the Optimus 2X would be receiving an upgrade that fixes the software issues. We assumed the G2x would receive the upgrade sometime down the line, but it wasn’t confirmed by T-Mobile nor LG. T-Mobile may have yanked it from shelves to give LG time to revise the manufacturing and to fix the software issues.

Those who already own the device can do nothing but wait and see, unfortunately. We imagine T-Mobile would issue the fix with the G2x’s Gingerbread upgrade, but the only timeframe we’ve gotten from Magenta regarding that is “very soon”. (And it’s been quite a while since they’ve said that.)

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