Rumors of the G2X being discontinued began to circle around the Android blogosphere when the device was made unavailable from T-Mobile’s site and from retail store shelves. Normally, that is never a good sign for a device but it looks like LG may have had something better planned for the G2X in the form of an Android treat called Gingerbread.
TMo News is reporting that the phone will see a re-release of sorts but this time come pre-installed with Android 2.3 with some T-Mobile stores could be receiving shipments of the Gingerbread baked G2X’s as early as this week. T-Mobile will also be pushing out the Gingerbread update over-the-air to G2X users still on Android 2.2 in the coming weeks as well. So, keep an eye out for that.
The Gingerbread update should fix a lot of the glaring problems wrong with some (definitely not all) of the devices plagued with bugs and general weirdness. If you haven’t updated as of yet, I’d recommend sitting tight for the OTA update from T-Mobile or waiting for them to supply the update via the T-Mobile website. My brother bricked his G2X a few days ago trying to manually apply the update using the LG updater program and has been phoneless for almost a week now.