More Goodies Found In Leaked T-Mobile G2 Build

Of course, you remember that leaked G2 ROM.  It did just leak a couple of days ago.  Anyway, some brave souls have taken the time to flash their (rooted) devices with the leaked ROM and come across some interesting finds.  Namely, there are some included Apps and Widgets that definitely mark this as a T-Mobile phone, but we knew that already.  Up above is the G2’s noteworthy welcome screen, making sure to note the speeds that this device will enjoy.  The rest of the screenshots can be found below.  So take your time, stay awhile, and leave your thoughts in the comments!

DroidDog, Phandroid

Widget pop up showing the Google Voice widget options

Google Voice settings widget

Google Voice inbox widget.

Set up and customization windows.

A look at the included T-Mobile Apps.  Also, VANILLA ANDROID!!!!!!!!!! (I can not stress how much I like this enough)

Welcome and Calibration screen.

A Look at the 7 homescreen previews in Vanilla Android.

3D app drawer with a look at the included T-mobile (My …) apps.

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  • jonathan

    Hmm, so I’m guess T-Mobile will be using the “H” instead of “3G” for HSPA+ enabled areas?

    • Tokinotabumblb

      If your area has HSPA+, then it would show “H” instead of “3G”.

      • Zach

        Not true I never have an H displayed but I always have HSPA+

      • briaann

        i got the H on my N1 rooted with cyanogen passion phone says HSPA , and NJ has HSPA+ but never had the H before rooting

      • tokinotabumblb

        Going forward with HSPA+ enabled devices, it will show the “H” on the bar. The current devices won’t show the “H” because it is not fully capable and it is running on HSDPA. If the phone is rooted, then it can show “H”.

  • ritz0426

    3D screen is awesome. now lets remove the annoying t-mobile apps. no one cares.
    my kids don’t need to see my account.
    like all the preloaded google aps!

    • 2FR35H

      They don’t, they only see how much they use

  • Tokinotabumblb

    So Sept 29th is the launch date, but is there supposed to be a “soft launch” like what they did for the MyTouch Slide?

  • jonathan

    This must be new because I can say that it certainly doesn’t say “H” on my Vibrant though I’m in Houston; a HSPA+ city. I personally like the idea of showing you’re using their high-speed network but it’s not something that any phone prior to the G2 (unless rooted) will display.

    • Tokinotabumblb

      I guess going forward with HSPA+ enabled devices, it will show “H”. The ones that are currently out right now will only say “3G” unless it’s rooted. The only way to check if you are using HSDPA is if you check your network signal.

    • Tokinotabumblb

      Yeah, pretty much what you said. lol

    • Don Boogie

      The G2 is the first phone that will be capable of operating on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, so there is no reason you’d ever see an “H” on your Vibrant…it’s “only” capable of reaching 3G speeds.

      • zapote21

        LOL.. Not true… The reason it doesnt show a H is because up until now, all phones come with that “switch” disabled in the software. So it always tells the software to show the 3G icon.
        Cyanogen’s and most rooted roms have that switch on, so even a 3G phone, which is capable of detecting and taking advantage of higher 3G speeds on a HSPA network, will show the H icon.

    • davidohio

      You will not see an H on any Vibrant because it is not an HSPA+ dedicated device, it is a 3G device that will benefit from the HSPA network. The G2 will be the first HSPA+ device from T-mobile and that will display the H if you are in an HSPA+ market.

      • Don

        My HD2 has always shown a H when in a HSPA area and G in a 3G area.

      • Reece

        I think a phone could still display the H when they are on HSPA+, but assuming it isn’t an HSPA+ of course they’ll just benefit from that HSPA+ network boost & not the 14-21kbps speeds…

  • TonyJohns

    Waiting on official full specs, and if it comes with Vanilla Android, I’m sold! Will Preorder!

    Just hope it doesn’t come with that “espresso” mess. That was one of the reasons I returned my slide.

    • Tokinotabumblb

      It should be vanilla because it said G2 with Google. Plus, it looks like live wallpaper from the screenshots. The Sense didn’t support live wallpaper.

    • tokinotabumblb

      He’s talking about the Espresso Sense. That one doesn’t support live wallpaper.

      • krtarnold

        Umm I’m pretty Espresso would support it if the slide wasnt a mid-range phone. Its not the ui that supports it its the phone, needs a high end phone for live wallpapers

      • atlantian

        if the g1 can running it than the slide can just likely need to change launcher from t-mobiles

    • tokinotabumblb

      The Slide can accept live wallpapers if its rooted.

  • SurgioArmani

    Getting more excited every day. I had my doubts about the G2 at fist, but its becoming clear that this will be the successor to my G1 I’ve been looking for.

  • Manny

    i cant wait until we get some video of the g2 running

  • MarcusHalberstram

    When are we going to get some actual real video and info?

  • Alex

    Yes, vanilla android!! W

  • Alex

    Yes, vanilla android!! Will be in my hands…

  • Alex

    This is the nexus 2 we are looking at…Same build, added keyboard and most likely a developer phone..

    • Steve

      True. This is unofficially the Nexus 2!

      • zapote21

        Yes… When Google closed the store, they dumped it on TMO

      • newbiemn

        FWIW- I don’t have a credible source, but a co-worker (Huge Apple fan, so has no real bias toward Android) mentioned a friend got a job at Google developing on Android and claimed they are working on a phone to surpass the Nexus 1. I asked if it was the G2 he said, no it wouldn’t be out for at least 6 months. I think he said they were working with HTC. But, perhaps our proprietor already has his finger on that pulse.

      • newbiemn

        Oh and I know it is believable because he said they are not allowed to take the phone to bars, proving Google is smarter than Apple.

    • Skyler17

      Nope, sure this has a common design with the Nexus 1, but Motorola stated after the N1s release that they would be manufacturing the N2.
      Of course the whole thing flopped and so there was no N2.

      The G2 is made to be a sucessor to the G1 in every way and is designed to be a T-mobile exclusive

  • NiiDiddy

    I have the Google Voice App. But I dont have Google Voice Widgets!!! I WANT GOOGLE VOICE WIDGETS!!!!!!

  • Richard

    I think these are the screenshots from a nexus running cm6 with gapps installed over it. Which would explain the H instead of 3G and the notification bar is rounded off at the top.

    • ihatefanboys

      the H is for the superfast HSPA+ network….just as 3G was for the 3G network.

      • Richard

        Read the original story on phonedog. This is why it has the H just like my nexus running CM. The HSPA+ is still 3G and the G2 will also more than likely display 3G instead of H. Stock Android doesn’t have rounded corners on notification bar either.

      • atlantian

        its depends on if the manufacturer feels like putting it in or not htc is funny some phone they do some they don’t`

    • ihatefanboys

      whoops nevermind, thought u said “would someone explain the H instead of 3G”…sorry dude

      • Richard

        Np. I think there are people on here that thought these were actual screenshots from the G2. Just trying to clear it up for them. All of the android phones have the ability to display H but it is disabled to avoid confusion with the average consumer.

  • NiiDiddy

    Vanilla Android is the BOMB!!! I’m getting Vanilla fever now…! Dunno about the phone, but I know all about Vanilla….lol. :)

  • Mahmoud

    why in the screenshot there is a special app for calibration and a calibration screen? suspicious

    • Ivan

      SUSPICIOUS OF WHAT! You sound so stupid right now

  • Mr MN

    HAHA, I want to take all of this goodness and everything we now know about this phone and ram it down the throat of everyone who claimed they were “disappointed” with this phone the replacement to the G1. A lot of people were busy complaining about what this phone doesn’t do or have instead of what it brings to the table. Some said they won’t get it, it was a fail because it doesn’t come with a 4.3 inch, a ffc and a whole list of other stuff. Well, haters, all I have to say is IN YOUR FACE.

    • 30014

      +1

    • Marc

      Uh?

    • Bobert

      LOL you are like a guy in the desert and any crappy glass of water will do.

  • AL

    What’s the big deal. Tmobile can’t even get their 3G network working 100 %
    So what’s the use of buying this phone.

    • SurgioArmani

      Thanks, Troll!

      • AL

        you are welcome ASS_ _ _ _ !!!!!

      • funkmasterC

        +1

      • funkmasterC

        the +1 was for SurgioArmani

      • R….P….the Batman sign…and W

      • Eddie Android

        Sorry buts he’s right. I went to The Redbull FlugTag at Longbeach CA past weekend and had no Service!!! WTF! I couldn’t vote on the Chuck Norris craft!

      • funky

        Everywhere I go, I get better coverage than family members that have Verizon and Sprint. You can’t really count AT&T because they drop so many calls. Maybe you weren’t holding your phone right?

      • Bobert

        Truth hurts Sergio?

      • Reece

        He has a point,

        I’m in Philly and the Northwest sections of the city have spotty 3G coverage, and this is the supposed first city that benefited from the HSPA+ rollout.

        At least reception is good enough to get & receive phone calls & gps signals but when one pays for 3G service you pretty much want 3G service within a “3G area” to be better.

      • SurgioArmani

        I’m not saying he doesn’t have a valid point. I’m just saying what’s the point to posting that comment on an article about what’s included in the G2 ROM other than trying to be a buzzkill? It’d be one thing if this was a post about T-Mo’s coverage area or the original announcement of the plans for HPSA+. People have every right to their opinion, just don’t take a dump in my cereal when I’m trying to eat breakfast.

      • SurgioArmani

        EDIT: HSPA+ Sorry for the typo. Should have used the hard keyboard originally. …And that’s why it makes a difference.

  • Robert

    Is a Nexus 1 with a KB a bad thing? I’m looking for a reliable, grown-up phone, that will handle business apps well, i.e. contacts, calendar, email. I won’t be watching Avatar or playing games. A business days worth of battery would be a bonus.

  • The nexus 2 is finally here, Go t mobile, you are redeeming yourself.

  • patrick

    wow, this actually looks like, AWESOME. finally a high end android phone coming to tmobile, well not to exclude the vibrant. i dont have an upgrade for a while, but i am going to find someway to get this. and, vanilla android! wwoohhhoo

    • zazou

      I don’t know.. Did you see the new HTC that Verizon is getting?? WOW!!! BoyGenius has pics up..

      • dwillistyle

        Zazou i have to agree. I am excited for my G2 but WOW that nameless HTC phone for verizon is just beautiful. Although I am kinda partial to a physical keyboard these days.

  • What exactly is moderation?

  • David Thomas

    I’m jizzing right now.

  • abi

    Why are there so many idiots here? ? ? This is a dam rom on another phone a rom from the g2. Forget about the dam h on the network bar remind your self the g2 will be an hspa+ phone doing 14mbps and its android vanilla y are some if you worried about some dumb thing like tmobile putting there apps on the phone leave them be they doing there android thing by making apps to make your life alil easier plus if ya worried about waste of space uh hello its the new android it has apps 2 sd. Dam

  • B

    Sounds like a lot of people like it. I guess the reason I can’t get too excited for it is because I’ve had a Nexus since january, and the G2 isn’t a huge difference. Good for those coming from the G1, but it still doesn’t change my feelings on T-Mobile’s phone selection. Its just one phone.

    • AL

      Amen B

    • briaann

      true its only a slight upgrade for a nexus owner but a big upgrade from a G1

  • Edward Mullens

    *Rolls his eyes* You give them a Samsung modified UI, they complain and whine endlessly. You give them a stock Android Froyo UI, they still find things to whine about.

    You don’t give them a keyboard, they complain and whine endlessly. You give them a keyboard, and they tell you that it’s just a Nexus one with a keyboard.

    You give them 3G, they ask you where the HSPA+ is and they whine endlessly. You give them an HSPA+ phone with real time speeds of like FIVE TIMES that of 3G, and they aren’t overly excited.

    I’m telling you this is a generation of fat, stupid, lazy, complacent whining Americans who can’t speak, can’t write or speak the Queen’s English, and don’t have remedial knowledge of anything that makes them competitive in the global marketplace. But they sure have opinions about everything, and endless hystrionic rants. Here’s a clue for you. No matter what phone you get, you’ll still wake up in the morning as a fat lazy slob with a meaningless life.

    • tokinotabumblb

      Amen!

    • Edward Mullens

      If it’s of any solace to anyone, the days of this reality are quickly fading. Do you think China’s going to be able to endlessly bankroll American consumers with credit. I mean the American economy is increasingly based on non skilled service sector employees with the highest wages in the world and with credit flowing like candy from foreign countries that allows them to live with a better lifestyle than any generation of middle income people before them. It’s not bound to last forever. There will always be an elite of course, and skilled and high tech labor. But I am telling, if you all consider this reality, where the average consumer has the option of complaining about and purchasing new $500 devices every year, you are going to have a hard time adapting to reality. You might just have to live like the world we remember from when we were kids. When we valued other things. Friendships, relationships, actually walking outside. God forbid.

      • funkmasterC

        When we all owned C64s and that was cutting edge…. We rode our bikes, played touch football and our parents didn’t have to worry about us coming home for dinner. Seems like a utopian dream now doesn’t it? The technology industry that we are all interested in has played a part in what you despise. It is the age of instant answers and gratification. Want it – look it up online. Why do I need to know it when I can find the answer in a matter of seconds…

        In the context of history, this technology is very young. Until we can discipline our selves to take a step back, learn where the boundaries exist and what place technology should have in our lives, future generations will continue to have these problems. How can one have an intellectual conversation if they don’t have the knowledge to speak intelligently? “wait a second – let me look that up”…..

        way too deep for this post…

    • mak

      +10000000000000! and im American!

    • Omeer

      Co freaking sign!

    • phonegeek

      edward i agree but people in general need to stop complaining all the time about things but people are people its age old you get one thing your dont get excited want something else rinse wash repeat an its sad really is an alot of times the people are spoiled no matter what they get they want more….its sad but i truly do agree with you and lol @the Queens English lol i think people forget the english language generated from well… ENGLAND lol i agree with you like i said

    • ihatefanboys

      wow ! ive never completely agreed with anyone on these boards as much as i agree with u right now. the internet is to blame for all these opinionated asses. 15yrs ago if u wanted to rant u had to be on the radio or write a book….now any jackass with an internet connection can rant on about what he finds unsatisfactory in the world. twitter and facebook just made it worse. all of this is what i think create the hordes of people that INSIST upon a FFC on a phone. they think people care about them enuf to read their dribble and see their conceited lazy faces while they walk down the block to gamestop to buy the latest game because theyre 25 and still live home with mommy and daddy and dont pay rent, so have tons of money to spend on crap. my G1 was the most money ive spent on anything since my 800 laptop, lots of us dont get the luxury of constantly buying the next big thing. i have to save money and wait for a sale to even get a new TV…i still got a 200lb boxTV,lol its crazy how easy the 20sumthins have it….sad actually

      • Bobert

        Get a job and stop being jealous of those that have more than you.
        Who hurt you?

      • Lisa

        Not ALL 20somethings have it that easy…just want to put that out there. I’m 25 and I pay my own bills….work full-time (I’ve had a job since I was 14)…and go to school part-time. Some of us were raised with responsibilities, values, and without the luxuries of having mom and dad pay for everything.
        I agree with most of what you all are saying. Just don’t pick on only the 20somethings….because some of use really do appreciate all that we have :)

      • Homey

        Yeah, that’s great but you still live at home…

      • ihatefanboys

        @bobert… ive been working full time+ for 24yrs, the + is because most of that was 6 day weeks…im still working 6 days a week…57hrs a week….without the OT i make almost nothing. so i do got a job, thanks….it has nothing to do with being jealous, it has to do with the complacency of the 20sumthing generation to always get what they want, because since rent is not an issue, or buying food, they only hav their cellphone bill to pay, so tons of money can be used for whatever…id love to get a new XBOX 360 to replace the old original XBOX i have, but then id have to sacrifice something, like food, or paying my rent, or my electric. putting that aside, my main point is that the internet has created a generation of whiners, that wouldnt stand up to u if they saw u in the street, but type away like theyre god on the internet….”this phone better do this, that , and the next thing, or else !!!” thats all i and others see all the time, not just here , but on phandroid, phonedog, etc. is it true of all 20sumthins ? NO, but quite a percentage.

      • ihatefanboys

        @lisa…. then i do applaud u, that is very good of u, im sure u are not planning on staying at home into your 30s tho. seems like u have a plan….at least, i hope u do…. lol :-)

  • Tmohoopla

    Looks like a cyanogen build with the rounded edges at the top near there notification bar…

  • vinny

    This phone looks like my Nexus One plus keyboard. All the apps, screen and of course the vanilla android look.
    PS If your Nexus one is rooted and running custom rom then you would see the H instead of the the 3G if you were in the area.
    I will have to give up my Nexus One I think for this device if it is as good as it appears to be.
    Great job T-Mobile, keep them coming.

  • C’mon Edward, don’t hold back….just tell us how you REALLY feel

  • Theundying1

    uhhhhh stock android, i think i just came alittle…..

  • JM

    *Rolls Eyes* Wow Eddie that was quite a histrionic rant my friend. Not that you don’t have a few valid points, particularly about credit and the economy. You have to understand that this whining and complaining you see has to be taken with a grain of salt. Much like movies and video games, a lot of technology (cell phones in this case) is used as an escape. Obviously all forms of entertainment from music to sports to cell phones are luxury and not necessity items. Using your logic nobody should voice disappointment about any of these things. All I’m saying is relax a little, it is all entertainment. No need for name calling and stereotyping.

  • jkspike3

    i cant wait for this phone to come out

    • thaghost

      i cant wait either. that’s why i want the specs. something to calm me down. something to get me excited. something to get me up. something to get me down. lol jus kidding. release the phone pls. my g1 is gonna explode!!

  • thaghost

    how come this g2 is kept under wraps? we cant get any confirmed specs. its seems like we get the specs of every other phone b4 its released. this is frustrating. SORRY FOR WHINING AGAIN EDWARD.

  • TMOprophet

    I have noticed several times with some other members and myself include, have asked or reached out to David or other mods here for any info about the Glacier, so far I havent seen one single response to this device from you tmonews guys. Is it simply that you guys know nothing about it? or is it like super top secret and mum is the word?

    • JM

      Rumor has it that the HTC Glacier will be the Sidekick Twist and has been pushed back to next year. I think David mentioned it a while back. Of course it is all rumor and conjecture.

      • TMOprophet

        I know he mentioned the sidekick being pushed back, however he or no one else has addressed the Glacier since his Project Emerald article recently.

    • JM

      I don’t think we will see a dual core phone out this year. Qualcomm shipped those chips out kind of late. And of course no one will release a killer flagship phone right after the holidays so it may be late Q1 before we see anything like that. I love the idea of that dual speed but MAN the thought of the crappy battery life scares me!

    • Andrew

      It is being treated as a very secret device. Not much is known. We should be hearing some more, postworthy and trustworthy, leaks soon

  • phxgoose

    question: if this phone has a processor running at only 800mhz, will it beable to run the next incarnation of android? The 3.x series? Since from what i’ve read it needs to be 512 ram or greater, 3.5″ screen or greater and 1ghz proccessor or greater. Anyone have any word on this?

    • Andrew

      those required specs are rumors. This will be upgradeable.

      • phxgoose

        okay hopefully this doesnt turn out to be a mytouch or cliq thing. I’m really excited about this phone, coming from my g1.

      • TMOprophet

        you got anything on the Glacier device??? Someone has got to know something.

      • Steve

        @TMOprophet:

        I think they would tell us something if they knew anything.

    • Skyler17

      The G2 is supposed to run on the MSM7×30 Snapdragon processor (800mhz) including the new Adreno 205 GPU. This is supposed to be a newer version of the current snapdragon chip like the one inside the HD2.
      So the processor speed may be a tad slower (better battery life) but it has a revamped graphics chip that should give a noticeable advancement over the older 1ghz snapdragons.

  • Looks like all our vocal activism in support of vanilla Android is going to pay off!! Go team Vanilla!!!!

    • David Thomas

      With the exception of the app drawer, but that will probably be easily disabled. Depending on how that works, though, I might not even mind. I just want to replace this damn Cliq already!

  • jazzmanmonty

    can’t wait for this phone, but like another poster said, get over the H thing.. here’s my feeling about this new news. nothing special other than knowing that its vanilla. i’m more of a hardware guy…u know when u walk into best buy and ur buying a laptop and all 20 down the row have windows 7 (loaded with a bunch of crap trial software=similar to sense/touchwiz ui)…now whats ur sell? the hardware! so big deal 2.2 is on there..nice to know its vanilla, but 2.2 is the standard now like windows 7. i’m still hoping the main sell..the hardware..is going to be awesome. most excited about the 720p recording (with hopes that that means an hdmi out) screen size, though 4 would be nice, i see people running around with their bricks like the evo and they are massive!!!! i’m hoping that once in my hand the 3.7 doesn’t seem small. but people get over the H, get over the 2.2, its about the features!!!!!!! hope monday or tuesday brings more news from tmobile!

    • jazzmanmonty

      but a quick note about the H LOL…i have a rooted G1 and it fluctuates from 3g to H here and there…now the weird thing about it is i live in a south chicago suburb area, and have been getting the h since probably spring. BUT Hspa hasn’t been introduced in chicago yet nor subarbs…nor does it show on the tmobile hspa map. hmmm i guess its a mystery!

  • Rob

    I cant wait for official specs of the g2. My only concern is if it potentially has a 800mhz CPU instead of 1ghz+ because of Android 3.0 requirements. I think it would be a foolish move to release a hot new device that wont even run an update that will be by the end of the year.

    • Chris

      Those requirements were rumors. Google said themselves that’s not true.

      • Mahmoud

        that processor’s maximum is 1ghz but people think that T-mobile will lower it to 800mhz so if ever gingerbread requires a 1ghz all it takes it a software update to increase it to 1ghz again. and this processor can compete with motst of the 1ghz processors available today.

  • Miguel

    Love this phone. But newer HTC phones have a Ffc. I have also read that Gingerbread will have video calling baked in in for Google Talk.

  • somebody

    the processor is the deciding factor for me right now, if its 800 i dont think im buying if it is 1ghz plus or hell, even dual core ( fingers crossed ) im on board. I dont really care if the screen isn’t 4.

    • graziano

      Hello you should read a little more about how the processor is built then actually reading into numbers! It is a scorpion not a snapdragon. It performs to the same exact standard as the snapdragon but will be able to handle open GL graphics much better then the snap dragon. A real life example was like when AMD was making processors that were like 1.5 ghz but they were like the same power as an intel 2.0 ghz. Its all about the architecture of the processor not the numbers.

  • jazzmanmonty

    DAVID, how about a poll: who’s pre-ordering/waiting til release date/waiting on mytouchhd specs first?

  • Just some dude

    It says all that Google has to offer, I wonder if Tmo will cripple the native tethering.

  • Chad

    If this thing ships with vanilla, I’m buying it instantly. I’m so sick of manufacturers throwing their custom skin on top of an OS and slowing down our updates. If they’re introducing a cutting edge UI with Android 3.0, I don’t want it marred by a different skin. I want Android how it’s meant to be, and with that, I also want it to be a simple handshake away from updates directly from Google like my Nexus was. I have a Vibrant now, and I can tell you this right now, OS updates (not phone-specific tweaks that Samsung will release periodically) are going to be very few, and most likely stop after this September roll out.

    • mtnman

      Chad I’m with ya. I have a Vibrant as well and I installed AWD on it. Although it’s not Vanilla android because Samsung’s OS is still hiding in the background, it at least gives me the look and feel of a Vanilla. And an added benefit is that it don’t run my battery down as much.

      • mtnman

        Opps, I ment to type ADW not AWD. Sorry for the typo.

  • ZMeister

    The real phone has a 4.3″ screen, no physical keyboard. Rumored pictures are not correct

    • TMOprophet

      whatever, I suppose they pulled these photos out there ass then huh?

      You know nothing

  • shawn

    I know this is not suppose to be possible. My vibrant said “H” on it for like 5 seconds once, then it disappeared and never came back. I’m not rooted. Was that possible or was I seeing things?

  • ihatefanboys

    ok dudes, here is my plan…..upgrade from my G1 to G2 with a 2yr contract….wait 2 yrs for the G3, upgrade then…..by then,android 4.5 or 5.0 should be out,prob 8ghz phone,1 TB storage, interactive apps, complete cloud storage…god knows what else…prob even be a dock to interface with your car.

    • Shawn

      umm 8ghz phone, I don’t think thats going to hapen, not even in the next 10 yrs.
      chances are phones will max out at 2.5, then they will start adding more cores.

      desktop processors have reached there limit of about 3ghz. we have been stuck between 1-3ghz for the past 10 yrs now. there are limitations to silicon, die size, manufacturing.

      I predict we might hit 2ghz phones, then we will see like 800dual core, 1ghz dual core, then 800 quad core 1ghz quad core etc.

      but 8ghz phone? umm ya no.

  • iFloss™

    That’s exactly what I’m talking about. Maybe this way we’ll see 3.0 right when the Nexus One gets it >=] T-Mo made their best move yet with this phone.

  • Rilesman

    So….G2 is more in line with the new philosophy of Android builds…..stock Android with additional widgets and apps for differentiation. I am on board. Don’t want custom skins.

  • onyx550

    just wanted to know if any one knows if htc is going to use sense on the g2 or is it a stock rom with better google? i have a vibrant now wanted to know should i switch to the g2 or stay with vibrant?

    • just me

      g2 will be stock android

      • ihatefanboys

        be careful dude, some people require “proof of life” when it comes to what this phone has, or can do…. they wont believe “stock” unless it comes from t-mobile…lol….not everyone, just the ones that feel the need to flame the people that are “almost certain”….put have your links by the ready…..im with u, it will have STOCK and rival the droid X, it already has a newer processor than both the droid and the vibrant…to assume it wont beat them or at the very least match or rival them is short-sighted….to assume the G2 wont get 3.0 because of rumored specs is retarded…..we will be happy, the WHINERS will want more, and then theyll cry….lol :-)

  • just me

    glacier is not going have dual core proccessor; its going 2 newer 7×30 board found in the G2; so all the benchmarks shown about the glacier are the same for the g2 so that makes the g2 more incredible

    http://www.androidguys.com/2010/08/27/details-htc-codenames/

  • mtnman

    The People over at Andriod Guys are saying that BoyGenius has pics of a phone for Verizon that a Nexus One and has a 4.3 inch screen, 8 mega pix cam, kickstand, 3.5mm handset jack, and a FFC. After all the big dogs have feasted, Tmo gets the scraps.

    • mtnman
    • ihatefanboys

      the G2 is not “scraps” 4.3 inch screen=too big….kickstand ? who cares…..8 mega pix cam ? 5 is good enuf, especially with 720p recording…G2 will hav a 3.5mm headset jack….and a FFC is just a waste…

      will the verizon phone have …stock android ? every single google app ? access to the fastest network currently available ? consistent updates from verizon ? a brand new processor, that according to reports is in line with the benchmarks from the htc glacier. ??

      well if verizon is so appealing, please leave the “scraps” to those that will gladly take them

  • snoopyalien24

    OHMAHGAWD lol…. should i wait for this or go mytouch slide?

    thanks in advance :D

    • akil

      get this why the hell would u get the mytouch slide when this is coming out

      • timmyjoe42

        $$$

  • Gabriel

    I can’t wait for this.. I want this phone so bad.

  • J1

    Im a lil bummed that this device doesnt ship with neopolaton froyo, but i suppose vanilla froyo will be a worthy substitute..lol

    Off topic: I cant wait to see the dog fight between the T-mobile G2, sprint epic 3g, and the verizon droid 1.5.. In a showdown of froyo based, physical k.b. devices.. the battle will be legendary!!!..

    It shall take place on the outer-most ring of jupiter.. it will be broadcasted via satellite simutaneously to 12 countries, 20 planets, and 5 galaxy’s, by skynet in close collaboration with n.a.s.a…

    The battle will be narrated by james earl jones, and judged by: luc skywalker, buzz lightyear, the oracle, stan lee, and harry potter(with judge dred available as a liason)..

    first place prize will be a replicla life saber, and a factory refurbished iphone 4(w/a 2yr contract ofcourse), autographed and personally delivered by the extraterestrial and all knowing iSteve jobs..

    The losers shall face a firing squad consisting of g.i. joe, king leonitus, and the terminator.. their remains will be scattered in between the milkyway and hershey bar galaxy’s.. oh what a glororious battle it will be indeed!!!..

    sorry folks just trying to inject some humor on this board, because some of these post sre waaay to serious.. lol

    • Ivan

      Vanilla Android isnt a ” substitute ” anything other than Vanilla Android is a ” substitue ” retard. You seem like your a, idk I just feel bad for you.

      • J1

        @ Ivan (sigh wondering why I’m even wasting my time replying smh)

        1) so I take it that you actually believe there is a such thing as “neapolitan froyo”..

        2) the fact that this device will ship with stock android is a blessing/miracle on earth.. for which I’m extremely grateful..

        3) I take it you know how to read.. so the next step is to comprehend what you read o.k. .. That way you won’t sound like what you are accusing me of being..

        4) dude I was just being facetious, even if I wasn’t, if you think its ok to throw around the “r” word simply because you disagree with my post, then I feel sorry for “you”..

        5) reading some of your past post you seemed pretty even kealed, I’m surprised to see(read) you go postal.. never the less.. “f@%k yo couch” (in my david chapelle/rick james voice).. lol

        *Apologies to the community/board/admins for ranting off topic..

      • ihatefanboys

        lol, he is not wise in the ways of the force. only a poser would think vanilla android is a substitute. and yes that long drawn out story kinda makes him sound like a dik

  • just me

    glacier is not going have dual core proccessor; its going 2 newer 7×30 board found in the G2; so all the benchmarks shown about the glacier are the same for the g2 so that makes the g2 more incredible

    http://www.androidguys.com/2010/08/27/details-htc-codenames/

    • TMOprophet

      I saw this, I guess it is possible.

      Heres why, like I reported the other night, the G2/Vision showed up on the Glbenchmark site and scored 1370, now thats not too shabby, its conceivable that the Glacier only scored slightly higher because of having its processor clocked slightly faster..say 1Ghz instead of the under-clocked 800Mhz in the G2.

      On the flip side, we still should be getting some dual core device as it has been rumored several times..I say it will still happen, but perhaps it is not the Glacier after all..maybe something not yet known.

      • ihatefanboys

        i dont see what they hype over “dual-core” is, i have a 2yr old G1 with a rom from cyanogen running 2.2, its damn fast, faster than even my original 1.6….if the g2 is even slightly faster ill be a happy camper for the next 2 yrs, im not hard to please…youtube videos run fast and fine, the bigger higher resolution screen combined with the speed of the HSPA+ network will make me feel like a lil kid with the best new toy on the block. keep your dualcore 4inch screen monsters, ill get the G2, and itll keep me happy for 2yrs till the g3 comes out. p.s do you know the diff between a 3.7 inch screen and a 4.0 inch screen ??? its .3 inches, thats less than an inch and these idiots say its a dealbreaker…imagine them telling their girlfriends its not a 3.7 inch penis, its a inch…the girl would prob laugh and say whats the difference? lmao

      • Cybersedan

        All this hype about procs with more Ghz and dual core chipsets is starting to make us Android lovers sound more and more like some of those sheep that want bigger GBs and the wifis.

        Android as an OS has become more and more efficient, each version seems to run faster than the previous on the same hardware. OEM’s are trying to squeeze as much battery life as they can by using processors that are more efficient while Google works on making Android less of a resource hog (not that it is).

        It’s a simple balancing act, all I want is a phone that performs every task I throw at it smoothly and is snappy and responsive, and I don’t want to plug it in ever 4 hours. If a manufacturer can give me that package, I could care less what the CPU speed is or how many cores it has.

      • ihatefanboys

        @cybersedan….amen brotha’… the bigger GBs and the WIFI’s , classic, reminded me of that animation…these guys dont understand that it prob wont even make much of a difference….if a phone were to process that fast, u would want it to slow down just a bit…unless your running a xbox360 or ps3 emulator off your phone, its uneccessary. i used to make fun of these guys, asking them if they plan on running a windows server from their phone…like its a hard drive or something….lol

      • TMOprophet

        You guys do realize that the dual core QSD8672 chipset, despite having two cpu running at 1.5Ghz, still gets better battery performance than the previous Snapdragon processors.

        All this complaining about people who want better more evolved products, thats a shame that you all are close minded and as Mailman says, you kinda do (based on your own statements here) sound like a bunch of settlers.

        There is nothing wrong with wanting products to keep evolving and getting better. That’s what this is all about. And if there are those who don’t care for more advanced devices, then fine don’t buy them. It’s a personal choice. So stop whining everytime someone says they want a dual core device.

    • just me

      @ihatefanboys its actually .3 inches not 3 inches theres a big difference

      • Cybersedan

        For me, it’s not about settling, plain and simple. Settling would mean I’m accepting something that is sub-par and doesn’t live up to what I expect in performance.

        I simply said I want a phone that performs every function fast, that is snappy and reliable and I don’t have to plug it in every 4 hours. “I don’t care” what the stats say at the end of the day as long as the performance is there.

  • ocguy71

    i’m going to sit back and see what other new toys htc will come out with. it should be good.

  • Original G1er

    It’s AWESOME that G2 comes with a 3.7″ screen….. Smart move.

    With the extra heft that comes with the keyboard.. Putting a 4.3″ screen or even a 4″ would make it cumbersome to hold as a phone.

    Currently I like 4″ max screens on phones. Like in the vibrant. It’s nice. But in a physical keyboard phone.. currently, it would be big.

    Perhaps in the near future they’ll incorporate some type of paper thin screens on physical keyboard phones to make it slim as possible…

    Imagine 4″ screen Samsung Vibrant thin phone with a physical keyboard…. would be awesome. But currently it seems it’s not possible to produce one to the mass.

    • TMOprophet

      I’m sure it will happen sooner than you think

    • meee

      Samsung epic has a a keyboard and 4″ samoled. If only it were gsm.

  • j

    Does someone know for sure whether or not the phone will have a physical keyboard? Do you know the screen size? Do you know that it’s 3.7 inch?

    • Andrew

      yes, it will have a keyboard, 3.7 inch 480 x 800,

      • ihatefanboys

        so many wierd questions, u would think half the people that come to this site literally just got off a boat. guess they havent even bothered to try to look up the pictures that hav been circulating the net for the last 2 weeks. lol

  • going_home

    Rumors are that 1ghz processor and 512mb internal memory are required for Android 3.0 Gingerbread.

    Will this phone have what it takes to get Android system upgrades ?

    Thats what worries me. TMO has a history of releasing phones that cant get Android system upgrades, or that can receive only one upgrade.

    Look how many Android system upgrades the Nexus One has been able to handle.

    From my next phone I want the latest greatest hardware and software with longevity too !

    The G1 was outdated a year ago as far as Android updates.

    I want longevity in my next Android phone TMO !
    Any TMO execs read this site and its comments ?

    I can wait till the next Nexus comes out, sitting here with my N1, but I will buy (off contract) the right phone.

    I will accept no more MTS3G’s (returned it after less than a week).

    :(

    • ihatefanboys

      i dunno what phone u had from tmo, but my G1 got every update up to 1.6…..the phone couldnt handle the other updates, its not TMOs fault. blaming it on TMO is whining at its best. do some research. if not for the devs, who strip down the OS the G1 wouldnt even have been able to get to 2.0 let alone 2.2….and like i said, its severely stripped down. so get over your worrying, the G2 is exactly like the N1, but more powerful, again more research would help u, theyre confirming the G2 will match up with the EVO, the DROID X, etc…so stop calling out “TMO execs”

      • going_home

        Ok smart guy.

        Wheres the specs ?

        Where does it say “the G2 will match up with the EVO, the DROID X, etc” ?

        Want to back that up genius ?

        ;)

      • J1

        @ ihatefanboys

        1) google or bing search facetious.. I guess you missed the part where I said I was merely attempting to inject a little humor onto this board

        2) serioulsly dude where did you come from?!.. because I swear I don’t remember reading a post from you prior to 2-3wks ago..

        3) if my long drawn out post makes me sound like a idk.. then your long drawn out rant/tirade/blatant rip-off of edwards post on pg 1, makes you sound like a anal retentive, know it all douche.. who enjoys nothing more than sifting through other people’s post looking for a way to 1 up em in a weak attempt @ self validation.. more often than not you just end up “whining” about other ppls “whining” and its disgusting yuck..

        4) rest assured I will never ever again reply directly or indirectly to a post from you or ivan, so you two have a nice life k..

        5) oh that sound you hear is my flame thrower powering down as I take the high heading far far away from trollville or w/e you two come from..

        * apologies are in order again guys, which I extend to community..

      • ihatefanboys

        wow, what difference does it matter where i came from ? i used to post here under yankeesrule587, but i started using this name that ive been using on other sites, namely movie sites, where fanboys are prevalent. it seems the name applies here as well. i assumed when u said “neopolitan froyo” that u meant u would rather have stock android w/sense, but that u were saying it in a creative way, im sorry if i mistook your humor as creativity. flaming me for that, yes, its childish. my post may have been long and drawn out but it made sense, compared to the dribble that he wrote…and again, yes , i love sifting through posts lookin for things to rip the self-assured keyboard jockeys to shreds over, especially when it comes to whining about what a phone does and does not have. i am not a troll, im a beacon of common sense. ..and speaking of google…@going home …..look up what cyanogen and other android related sites are saying after breaking down the leaked rom combined with what is known about the chip, do some research, i dont have the time to go scouring for u, u seem to hav lots of time to call me a genius tho..the chip will “put it at the same level as the best android handsets available today, the vibrant, the droid x” that was the quote, not sure where it was from…i guess everyone needs it in black and white to believe it….yawwwn why do i argue with fanboys, ill never know, its fun ,but u guys are too uptight..kinda sad

      • just me

        @going_home the glacier has the same proccesor as the g2 and the glacier was up to 3x faster so ihatefanboys is right its actually better than the droid x and evo way better

      • TMOprophet

        @ihatefanboys

        You are like one of the biggest fanboys in here, so stop whining

        G1 this, G1 that, G2 this ,G2 that, OMG, just tattoo a huge letter G on your forehead and be done. Whats your favorite movie?….”G” Force

  • vinny

    Have they given the specs for internal memory? The only soft spot on the Nexus One was internal memory capacity, hoping the G2 comes out with 8gigs. The device reminds me so much of my Nexus One, you take (Google + HTC = Winner) Hoping the G2 has a very strong radio with very smart antenna placement. This device says Winner all over it.
    Thank You T-Mobile.

    • Rilesman

      But everyone whined about the Vibrant specs before release and it has what???? 16 gigs? I agree, more internal would be nice.

      I vote for 4″ screen….kindof concerned about future phone purchase….would like HSPA+….so it would be nice for a vibrant refresh…is that possible…is the radio separate on the Hummingbird (too lazy to research myself).

  • big Jake

    Imma get tis phone only because its new but… seriously its not not what I want wheres our evo like device tmo how long do we have to wait, GLACIER

  • MJ

    I really hope this thing does have the 1Ghz processor like it was reported earlier. Anything less would be a step backwards. Now keep seeing conflicting reports (800mhz vs. 1Ghz).

  • It looks prety good. I like the GUI. but I just cant get rid of the fealing that this is just the same old same old. I hear that the processor is 800mhz but it has a better GPU built in. I want to know what would the device look like.

  • Original G1er

    If tmobile had the evo I wouldn’t buy it.

    Evo is a ugly phone. Especially the back. Seriously the front and back of the evo is nothing to admire. What’s with that touch of red? So out of place. IMO.

    Despite it’s specs and offerings. I wouldn’t be able to carry it in my pocket…

    lol, evo. Now if you take an evo-like phone and have a complete make over than yeah I’d welcome it to tmobile of course but evo as is… Naw. I didn’t care and don’t care tmobile didn’t get the evo.

    Surprised people go ape sh.t over the evo, droids and epics etc… Their not stylish at all. Looks like something someone in the boonies would buy at walmart thinking he’s in the future now. “Kyle, you get dat droid booy?”

    No thanks.

    Nexus one, iPhone4, G2, as of right now are the only ones that look classy. IMO. Vibrant despite it’s plastically feeling case is decent too.

    I’m dubbing droids evos epics incredibles… “trailer droids” “get em pa”

    Kill rant. Sorry just dislike those phones by verizon/sprint which are getting a lot of credit/putting tmobile to shame by a lot of people.

    Those phones look like they should be sold at walmart exclusively.

    • TMOprophet

      While you have made great points about the G2 being better than the Vibrant, I do think that I must disagree with your claim that the Evo and Droid X are ugly, I actually really liked both of them, had hands on time with both and loved how they looked.

      Could they slim the Evo up a bit..maybe, but still a great looking phone..IMO
      And the Droid X, loved it, its cool and badass.

      I do like the G2 as well, its clean and has a very classy look to it. It def looks like quality hardware.

      As for the poor Vibrant, I love that Samoled screen, thats about it though, I strongly dislike the rest of the phone.

  • Bobert

    TMO is like the poor little retarded kid who wins once in a blue moon

  • bobby

    Vanilla android is cool, and the G@ looks pretty good to me, more of a contender. But I have to admit, I enjoy the espresso sense on the slide. Has some nice touches to it.

  • currator

    you know i looked at the empty space on tmobiles website and you know everybody keep saing that its gonna have a keyboard but really looking at the pic it does not look like it. but i prob wrong i mean the first g1 had a keyboard but this g2 might not i guess we will have to wait for them to release an offiicial pic. put when i look at those pics that does not look like a phone they would sell i think it will have a different case design. but thats me. it seems lately tmobile has been really tight liped and as much as i want this phone im a gonna wait and why you ask. i got a buddy who works for tmobile and back in june he told me tmobile will be releaseing some really good phones before years end in june. he said he could not say more then they had 16 new phones releaseing so the vibrant and charm has been released so we will have to wait and see

    • David

      It’s the G2, I know some of you want to say there is a chance it might not be, its the G2 and the 16 phone thing was published everywhere so its more likely that your buddy read it somewhere than actually knows the 16 phones.

  • derrickps3

    no thanks, waiting on the winmo7 phone for tmo :)

  • AM123

    I’m gonna go ahead and talk about the pink elephant shown on other sites last night. The thing looks absolutely gorgeous. Like a Nexus 2 or Evo with a face lift. Why the hell is big red getting it and not Tmobile??? I don’t know about you guys, but seeing that picture has ruined the possiblility of me getting the G2 and I’m definitely not gonna wait around to get that espresso carrying kiddish Mytouch HD.

    • ihatefanboys

      “pink elephant” ??

      • AM123

        The Evo-ish looking HTC beauty that was outed late friday night.

  • currator

    to tell the you the truth daivd he said they showed them several of the and it was a guy from corp. that was there and he had a few of those phones with a little info on the rest he said he could not tell me more and like a month later that roadmap showed up. so he was on the money before i read it anywere so im just saying the way he made it seem is tmobile about sucker bunch some cool phones out so ima gonna wait oh and the htc that showed up on the internet yesterday i dont think is going to big read main reason is it would compete with the moto x soo it is not going there but could be that us version on gsm.

  • Midori

    I really think that very first image of the MyTouch HD that looked like the slide without the keyboard is going to be T-Mobile vers. of the Desire HD because based off the mytouch 3g and slide designs can anyone actually see the MyTouch image on that phone shown on BGR? That first phone had a what is rumored to be an 8mp cam, ffc and probably espresso and it look like it fit in with the mytouch line up and then the first mytouch is getting cancelled so it would fit in perfect. just my opinion though.

  • Shawn

    just curious, why do you guys want this phone? I don’t understand why someone would pick this over a vibrant. I mean, how fast do you really want to download your porn, is 5.7bitsps vs 14 or whatever hspa gives you really that huge of a difference?

    plus after using the touch keyboard on the vibrant, I would never go back to a physical keyboard.

    i think this phone should retail 99 bucks, and they should have just thrown hspa+ onto vibrant

    • Original G1er

      G2 is a higher quality built phone than the vibrant.

      G2’s brushed aluminum/Teflon coated rubber parts > vibrants plastic/chrome ring

      Also, G2’s physical keyboard adds an luxury option, like controls for certain games. You have both on screen and physical input.

      Also, yes the higher Internet speed is crucial. For google maps, YOUTUBE, market, web etc. There were many times where me and my friends/family were looking up something on google maps and it would take a while on the vibrant to load. We were standing there for a minute saying “it should load up any second now…..” over and over.

      So yes, the higher Internet speed is a huge plus. Why would it not be? Hello? 

      G2’s Stock android is much better than that touchwiz3.0. Samsung vibrants touchwiz3.0 U.I  alone made me embarrassed to show anybody anything because it looks like a knock off iPhone OS. One of my family members who has a iphone4 laughed at the vibrants U.I/app launcher calling it a wannabe. I agreed. If I want android, I want it original stock version. If I want a iPhone like OS, I’ll buy iphone4.

      I bought the Vibrant beginning of August. Returned it before the 14 days deadline period because of the inevitable G2 September release. 

      Why did I return the vibrant? 

      1. Cheap feeling plastic case. The chrome ring wasn’t that great either. So 2008 iPhoneish. Vibrant makes want to buy an iPhone 4.

      2. Samsungs touchwiz3.0

      3. G2 was on the horizon.

      G2 is a true original android phone. Where as Samsung vibrant tries to mix unoriginal iPhone knock off qualities into it.

      • TMOprophet

        OriginalG1user for the win,

        Sorry but aside from its stunning display, The Vibrant doesnt have much on the G2, like this guy pointed out, the G2 is better and more attractive in many ways.

        I dont even like keyboard phones..but I may get this one.

  • threetee14

    im afraid the G2 won’t be upgradeable to gingerbread 3.0. Sure, it’s stock android and would make it faster to upgrade the firmware, but so was the G1, which stayed at android 1.x

    will the G2 stay at 2.x?

    • TMOprophet

      You dont know that yet, I would guess that it will be upgradable.

      If you are going by the leaked rumors of what Gingerbread requires, your wrong. Those were simply false rumors, Google came out and said so themselves.

      Gingerbreads requirements at this point are still completely unknown, and the G2 as well as perhaps several other existing devices may qualify for upgrades to it.

  • Moses

    The g2 will be comparble to the epic. Not quite is good. Its processor is an adreno 205 snapdragon. The evo, incredible , and all other new htc phones have the adreno 200 snapdragon chip which is severly slower than the 205 chip. The new processor is almost as fast as 1ghz hummingbird even tho it runs at 800mhz. Look it up smartphonebenchmarks.com

    • Original G1er

      Specs wise, maybe G2 will be comparable to the epic. G2 will probably have some trump cards up it’s sleeve that’ll have it’s +/-‘s. If not and it’s equal to epic.. Still I’d get the G2 over epic.

      G2 is sexier looking. Period. It comes with stock android froyo. None of that touchwiz3.0 garbage overlay that’s on epic.

      IMO, iPhone 4, G2, vibrant, nexus one are the phones to get so far. And maybe that new gray/silver looking verizon htc 4.3″ one that was leaked recently. And of course the Glacier. And 1 of the windows 7 phones.

      Droids, incredibles, evos, epics.. Nope.

  • FrightenlyInteresting

    It’s a dual 800 mhz, I work at a corporate store and had this confirmed by our htc rep who had this phone hands on. Expect it in the next month or two.

    • TMOprophet

      Firstly we know when its coming, sept. 29, a day before the R2D2 droid 2,

      Secondly if its a dual core..provide evidence, so far we have lots of good information to contradict your statement.

  • ObsceneJesster

    You all are going to be so upset after you waste your upgrade on this device and HTC’s dual core monster sporting a 4.3in screen, HSPA+ and Gingerbread get’s released in December.

    • Em2drvr03

      not everyone wants a 4.3 inch screen….and to me a dual core in a phone is pointless….how much faster do u need things to go……o hey look my phone can open gmail .003 seconds faster …yay

      • Cybersedan

        Agreed, this dual core hype is getting out of control. Seriously how much faster do we need phones to be?

    • Steve

      Not really because I’ll stick with the G2 for a few months and then YOU will be upset when in mid 2011 HTC comes out with their triple core, 4.5″ inch, Honeycomb monster. Ok I made those specs up but you get the picture. Something better will always come along and make the older phones look obsolete.

  • going_home

    @ihatefanboys

    No sir, you dont get to come in here spouting nonsense and then tell me I need to go find it ?

    Go big or go home ihatefanboys , post up a link to prove your statement or be found
    full of F A I L .

    :-)

  • Jon

    A friend of mine, who works for tmobile, saw a g2 the other day and confirmed it has a headphone jack, which I haven’t seen confirmed yet, a 5 mp camera, and a seven screen home screen. He also confirmed the absence of a front facing camera, but did say that it was generally awesome. He also said that the hinge is metal, and seemed very solid.

  • Original G1er

    Battery life on said 1st generation dual core 4.3″ monster?

    Umm no. I don’t want a 4.3 screen dual core at the moment… 3.7 – 4″ max is fine. Both hardware/Software/game support isn’t even there yet to beg for a 4.3″ android wise.

    On this years or next years Android? What for?

    Battery life on a 1st gen dual core 4.3″ monster better be good. Phone calls is first priority.

    If this was Apple with Apples high quality app/game store. Then, MAYBE I’d be tempted to get a decent battery life lasting 4.3″ cell phone RIGHT now.

    Currently, with froyo/gingerbread/androids game library alone… wouldn’t warrant the 4.3″ real estate. IMO

    3.7 – 4″ is perfectly fine with androids current software development.

    On top of that, I have a iPad… So I couldn’t care less for a dual core 4.3″ Android froyo/gingerbread phone right now….

    (hold it right there…. Do not try to compare a cell phone like the iPhone to a 9.7″ tablet like the iPad.

    Because 1. iPad has a waaay bigger screen 9.7″ ….3 times the size.
    2. iPad has a waay bigger battery attached to it, considering the housing.
    3. Apples iPad optimized app store. Rebuilt for the large 9.7″. iPad apps can’t run on the iPhone, but iPad can run both. )

    3.7 – 4″ is the sweet spot currently. I’d say late 2011 minimum we’ll probably start seeing true high performing CPU/GPU monsters and the beginning of true next gen software support to take the needed advantage of an 4.3″.

    3.7 – 4 is just fine at the moment on froyo and upcoming gingerbread. After Gingerbread 3.0 then we’ll see.

    IMO It’s not do or die getting a 4.3″ screen with current android offerings. Plus a 1st gen dual core 4.3″ monster better have a good battery life.. Since number 1 priority is phone calls….

    If G2 came in a 4.3″ I’d strongly look at the battery life. Doesn’t hurt me it’s not getting a 4.3″. Not having an battery efficient dual core bugs me more.

    Bottom line. Battery life in a cell phone is key for me. Then comes next gen hardware and most importantly in collaboration with next generation software supporting high resolution with high pixel density screens like the iPhones retina display to get me dancing for an 4.3″… Until then I’ll enjoy a 3.7 – 4″ cellphone and get my larger touch screen fix on the iPad.

  • karlc

    geeksquad….that’s what comes to mind when reading all this crap! its a fu*king phone with the capibilities on a small computer. that in and of itself is awesome. think about it, a smartphone is used and can be substituted while you are away from your desktops and laptops, but not intended as a replacement! todays phones are awesome on-the-go devices that gives us multi-medias at our finger tips until you get home or wherever you are going. and you are a sad individual if you use your phone for your computing needs while you are at home or office. its a device meant to keep you in touch (with what you need–on the go) while you are out and about.
    fu*king processors, chipsets, 1ghz, 800mhz, WTF…..get a grip people…they will never put all that you desire in one package. if they did you wouldnt buy another device…for years!!! they dont want that! your a fish on hook. enjoy the bait. btw, wouldnt it be easier to strap your laptop on your back with a magicjack and bluetooth device haging out your ear…now that would be cool to see!!

  • Barry

    Just outta curiosity, does anyone think or know if Samsung will sell the hummingbird processor to other manufactures or will that be exclusive to them like the s-amoled screen?

    *food for thought* retard is a process used to slow down a yeast doughs fermentation by refrigeration. My guess is some a-hole pasty chef said this to one of his workers back in that day and thought it was funny and told his buddies and it stuck. But people should really watch what they say nowadays you maybe offending a fellow blogger directly or indirectly.

  • racerx

    look at the tmobile teaser and htc smoke picture is it just me or is this the desire hd to be released soon instead of the g2 or are they one in the same. Note the pic in the smoke is identical to the previews of the desire hd. Note 2. ‘The pic on the tmobile teaser site does not match the silohete seen on the G2 as we know it. notice the small notch on the right side of the phone(usb maybe?). All of these clues lead to a Desire release first. could the G2 actually be the Desire Hd. and the slide pics seen in the past few weeks be the Vision/vanguard. Just food for thought, has anyone else noticed this., Maybe both phones will be released in september.

    • Robert

      I agree. I don’t see a KB slider in the picture.

  • SurgioArmani

    Finally found a video of the G2 ROM in action. Nothing super amazing by any chance, but has a demonstration of the Google Voice widgets.

    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/08/30/google-voice-widgets-leaked-for-android/

  • halftonehero

    I used to pride the Android community on the fact that it wasn’t filled with spec-obsessed fanboys but I guess I was ignorant. I’m currently using the slide and am more than satisfied with the performance thus far. I’ll be the first in line at my local T Mobile store to pick the G2 up w/o discount eligibility and sans new 2 year contract agreement but I’ll be the first to jump ship if something better grabs my attention elsewhere. Brand loyalty is a joke. You should be a halfway self aware consumer and go where your needs, financial or other wise are met. Sorry for the rant but a lot the comments on this page really, really upset me.

  • A.Minor

    What about the Sense widgets that were said to be present?

  • james

    is it just me or is t-mobile the only cellphone company out there that doesn’t actively try to screw it’s customers??

  • bige2k9

    ill only get this if it gets gingerbread, do u guys know??