It hasn’t even been a year since its release and the T-Mobile G2 already seems to be headed to the Android phone graveyard. TmoNews has received evidence of the device’s retirement on Magenta. Users can’t find the device on T-Mobile.com and you might be hard-pressed to find it in one of their corporate stores. It’s a sad result for the followup to the original Android phone and one we didn’t expect to come so soon. It hasn’t even gotten Gingerbread yet! (Though T-Mobile assures us they’re definitely working on it.) It might not be completely dead yet, but it’s getting there.
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