T-Mobile G2x Gingerbread Rollout Starts Today


Less than 24 hours after we’ve learned T-Mobile would be putting the G2x back on store shelves post Gingerbread update, existing owners are treated to an official rollout. Along with the visual and functional changes to Android, you can look forward to the following:

Great news G2x community! On July 25, T-Mobile G2X devices will begin to receive an Over-The-Air (OTA) update to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

This update will provide the following benefits:

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
Improved battery life
Improved front-facing camera operation when using Qik record and share
Improved disabling Car Home
Helps address unexpected reboots

For more information about the upgrade, you may also refer to the LG Website.

That last one is a biggie that most people will want, of course. The update is over the air. Feel free to check manually if you haven’t already been notified, but as with any OTA rollout this might take some time to reach everyone. We’re just happy it’s here. [T-Mobile, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

[Update]: And just like that, it’s now available for purchase at T-Mobile with Gingerbread preinstalled. Glad to see it.

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  • http://twitter.com/TonyAldo Ant

    REJOICE!

  • Branden Clark

    This is so damn funny since I used LG’s update tool and they bricked my phone now it’s on the way to them and I don’t get it back until about 10 days, This would’ve never happened had I known this was coming out 5 days later, Congrats T-Mobile! I officially hate you guys!

    • Guest

      im guessing that tmobile told u to use lg update tools!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EF545LL7BGCJSGHMM5GZRMBQFE yahoo-EF545LL7BGCJSGHMM5GZRMBQFE

    And still no Gingerbread for the G2

    • kasem wilson

      rite im telling you im just going with the new nexus that’s about to come out they make sure they get updated every month

      • tomnewtn

        I have only ever done manual updates on my Nexus One and it’s outstanding. One must be discerning about the stability of an available update to download, however. If the new Nexus isn’t some plasticky piece of crap, I’ll be interested. Sounds like it’s going to be a powerhouse. I should add that I usually always downloaded my updates from XDA since they checked it out first. This one is kind of a different circumstance in that it wasn’t released by Google. I am glad to see they changed to the stock Android camera for this one too. The more stock the better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Henry-Gaughan/100001668787566 Henry Gaughan

    My G2x was also bricked by the LG Update Tool. I went through T-Mobile to get my new device and it arrived in about 2 days. I think the LG Tool is a mistake and I wouldn’t recommend anyone using it. I will sit comfortably and wait for the update to come to me OTA.

  • kid_352003

    Received my update this morning, time for some testing!!

  • tomnewtn

    TMO Retention let me have a G2X as a free upgrade. Nice move TMO. My loyalty plan remains. (take that ATT)