T-Mobile Announces The “T-Mobile G2X”

We’ve had some pretty good indicators this announcement was on the horizon but T-Mobile has gone and made the T-Mobile G2X official. Launching in “Spring,” the G2X will be the very first dual-core device to land on T-Mobile shores. The G2X has a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 4″ capacitive touch screen display and comes preloaded with such games as Need for Speed SHIFT HD.

The G2X will drop with Android 2.2 on board and come equipped with an 8 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash and a front facing camera for use with T-Mobile video chat.

While T-Mobile has yet to reveal a “Spring” release date, our sources are pointing toward an April 20th launch.

Full Press Quote:

Industry-Leading 4G Smartphone Lineup

Adding to T-Mobile’s industry-leading lineup of 4G smartphones, including the new Galaxy STM 4G and upcoming T-Mobile Sidekick® 4GTM, T-Mobile today introduced the T-Mobile G2x with Google. The latest 4G smartphone to join T-Mobile’s innovative G-series devices, the G2x is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, brilliant 4-inch capacitive touch screen display and preloaded video games, such as Need For Speed SHIFT HD. Manufactured by LG Mobile Phones, the G2x is powered by AndroidTM 2.2 and comes equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and autofocus and a front- facing camera paired with T-Mobile Video Chat powered by QikTM for staying in touch with family and friends.

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  • Zeon45

    Good phone running stock Android

  • Phil

    And stock to boot, too bad it will be depricated in a year or two if the merger with att goes through :(

    • http://spritemoney.myopenid.com/ Andrew

      hopefully it runs on 1900

    • Anonymous

      It runs on ATT bands so it will still be good a year from now!!!!

  • Dannyp78744

    STOCK ANDROID!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Pcj14

      whats so good about “stock android”. Im new to the android thing.

  • Concerned

    STOCK ANDROID?!?! AHHH I’M SO EXCITED!!!! But what happens in a year when AT&T takes over?? :( I can upgrade but I dunno now…

  • Anonymous

    how is it a G2 without a keyboard??

    • Willrobinson3000

      Exactly where’s the freakin keyboard??! Wow a faster g2 with a ffcamera, sans trackpad/button, and keyboard. Someone needs to be choked. It looks like the galaxy, wtf?! Give me a phone with a front facing camera AND a keyboard! Like the G2 should have been in the first place. What..? do I have to wait for the mytouch 4G Slide before that happens? *eyeroll*

    • Willrobinson3000

      Exactly where’s the freakin keyboard??! Wow a faster g2 with a ffcamera, sans trackpad/button, and keyboard. Someone needs to be choked. It looks like the galaxy, wtf?! Give me a phone with a front facing camera AND a keyboard! Like the G2 should have been in the first place. What..? do I have to wait for the mytouch 4G Slide before that happens? *eyeroll*

      • Anonymous

        Get a sidekick, apparently it has everything you need, since you say you don’t care for speed.

    • ShelbyOwner302

      Your an idiot. First of all you need to read up on the device before you comment. The “G” series of phones is exclusive to T-Mobile through HTC. This is the LG Optimus 2x, but it’s the U.S. version of the European device. All the specs are exactly the same, the only difference is the name. It’s not a successor to the G2. Here’s an idea for you, try going on youtube.com an researching it.

  • Iasthai

    God I hope this merger doesn’t go through. This phone looks sweet!

  • Anonymous

    Hmm… This or the HTC Pyramid?

    • Blkscorp75

      I’m in the same predicament. Should I hold out? I hope the pyramid is pure Google. Although HTC sense isn’t so bad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      Haha.. depends how long you can wait, if I don’t hear the the Pyramid is hitting soon enough when the G2x is about to launch I guess the G2x will be the one I pick.. if the Pyramid hits within a month of the G2x or relatively close.. then I’d wait for that.

      • Mikail

        If I had to guess though Im sure the Pyramid will be built much sturdy, almost akin to the Nexus One, than this G2X

      • Anonymous

        Haha, yeah… I’m not really that patient. I’m not so fond of LG, but the specs of this and the Pyramid are pretty similar. I don’t know if it’ll be worth the wait for the Pyramid…

        • Camille

          My husband has the LG Optimus, and considering that I’m more a power phone user, I am really impressed with his phone. So, I’m anxious to give the LG G2X a try.

  • http://twitter.com/MrMegatron M.R. Smith

    how “4G” is this??…is it theoretically 14.4 or 21.something…lol decimals confuse me…but how fast are the download speeds projected to be??

  • Blkscorp75

    Everyone the T-Mobile and AT&T merger will not affect service or the phone you’re using for at least 3-4 years after the deal is approved. If you’re due to upgrade… then its business as usual.

    • Havraha

      Is this a confirmed time frame? Or only speculative?

      • Anonymous

        completely speculative. It could happen within two years at the earliest since the deal, if approved (and it most likely will be), will go through in 12 months time, and the conversion of T-Mobile’s towers to take advantage of AT&T’s soon-to-be-launched 4G LTE will probably start immediately after.

  • http://twitter.com/jayzeroeee Joe

    Froyo fail. Bring on Gingerbread.

  • Anonymous

    hey this phone looks oddly familiar

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YRMLXSJJNXPBMWPCKDUCHHB7VU MZ. NAK

    Is this phone the same as the LG Optimus 2X ?? or is there a link to a video demo of this phone yet ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

      same one

  • http://twitter.com/DogoJosho Josh Garrett

    I like it very much…. but Froyo?? REALLY? I hope they update this FAST!

    • Anonymous

      I use Gingerbread on my Nexus One but I really liked Froyo.

  • Tmoguy

    Q&A: More Information About AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile USA
    Bellevue, Wash. — Mar. 20, 2011 PDT

    An agreement was announced under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA. The agreement is the first step in a process that, including regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months. Until then, we remain a separate company and continue to operate independently.

    We know our customers, business partners and others may have many questions.

    Here is some more information:

    Will my service change?
    There is no change in your service and we remain committed to ensuring you have the best experience possible experience using your T-Mobile USA products and services.

    Will I now be billed by AT&T?
    No, your billing remains exactly the same. T-Mobile USA continues to operate as an independent company. As always, you would receive advance notice to any changes to your services.

    Why is T-Mobile USA doing this?
    Bringing together these two world-class businesses will create significant benefits for customers. The merger will ensure the deployment of a robust 4G LTE network to 95% of the U.S. population, something neither company would achieve on its own. Also, because of our compatible networks and spectrum, the customers of T-Mobile USA and AT&T will experience improved voice and data service almost immediately after the networks are integrated.

    Will T-Mobile USA’s quality be reduced?
    No. In fact, the combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA will offer an even stronger service to customers. Until the acquisition is closed, we will work hard to maintain our position as the value leader with America’s largest 4G network.

    If the acquisition closes, will I still be able to use my T-Mobile USA phone?
    Yes. Your T-Mobile USA device will operate the same in the future as it does today.

    Should I wait to sign-up with T-Mobile USA or upgrade my phone?
    No, T-Mobile USA offers the latest wireless devices that are affordable on America’s Largest 4G Network and the combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA will mean even stronger service for our customers. Now is a great time to be a T-Mobile customer.

    Is T-Mobile USA getting the iPhone?
    T-Mobile USA remains an independent company. The acquisition is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months. We do not offer the iPhone. We offer cutting edge devices like the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and coming soon our new Sidekick 4G.

    Will my rate plan change because of the acquisition?
    We will honor all customer contracts entered into before the change of ownership.

    Where can I express my opinion on this?
    T-Mobile customers can utilize the company’s online Forums.

  • Havraha

    And it’s not “business as usual” unless you fully intend to stick with AT&T no matter what. If you don’t know if you want to leave AT&T as soon as they start jacking up the prices, DON’T sign up for a new contract!

    • Anonymous

      Grandfather in and PRAY they don’t apply their tiered data (not likely)

  • Rdfrancis516

    People, seriously, don’t comment on the buyout unless you fully understand what’s going to happen. Initially, I was pissed as well, but why do you think Sprint is all butt hurt over this? They understand that AT&T and TMobile combined will make them the largest mobile provider in the US, passing Verizon and placing Sprint at the bottom. Who do you think HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Apple, etc… are going to turn to when they want to release new technology? Oh that’s right, the company who sell the greatest number of phones. It’s common sense, and while it sounds stupid on the surface, we are the ones who will benefit from this.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

      Aren’t you pissed that this phone won’t work at some point, (I’m sure sooner than later) when the merger is completed

      • Rdfrancis516

        It will work, just like all of the other phones right now. AT&T already has HSPA+ and will be launching LTE in the near future. Think of it this way, if T-Mobile were launching their own LTE network, you’d have to get a new LTE phone anyways. Here’s the advantage it will have over Verizon and Sprint: Assuming you upgrade to an LTE phone when that happens, if you go outside of the LTE coverage, you’ll still be on HSPA+… not bad huh? Verizon users leave those LTE areas, they’re back on Verizon’s horrible 3G.

    • tigerlily

      But every time AT&T merges with a company it drags it down down to their crappy-assed level of horrible service and months worth of problems (screwed up billing, bad phone service & horrible customer service). I finally got tired of their s* and decided not to give them my business. Been with T-Mo for several years and rarely have had bad phone service and always GREAT customer service. That goes for internationally as well. So who cares if you have the hottest mobile if service (in all areas) sucks?

  • Anonymous

    ahhh bummer i wanted this phone and even better its stock… too bad tmobil went down the pooper

  • http://twitter.com/ScooterGeez Scooter G

    Hoping for a dev friendly phone here. Otherwise, long live my G2.

  • Azfotog

    Android 2.2!!! WTF!!! Why not Gingerbread out of the box?

  • Anonymous

    So…I think I’m gonna get this, even with the AT&T deal, I want this phone. I haven’t had a smartphone for about a year since I got rid of my G1. That’s how bad I want this phone.

  • Thereugo67

    With all due respect alot of you Tmobile people are being a little scared by the merger to happen with AT & T and Tmobile. If you want this phone get it! When the Pyramid comes out I’m getting it. The merger wont happen for about 2 years well maybe 18 months. Ride it out like nothing has changed because nothing has changes yet. The Government still has to approve the merger, because of the monoply that might go on. They don’t want that happening because then it pushes the money all to one company. It has to be approved before anything can be done so don’t panic people.

    • http://twitter.com/Tito_1 Felipe Zamora

      I feel the same way. The G2x has caught my eye, and it has the specs to fight. It will be one great ride before the magenta dyes and turns blue and orange. What would happen if the acquisition was denied? Business as usual?

      (YOUZ SEH WAT IZ DID THAR?)

    • Anonymous

      You’re totally right. Giant corporate mergers and complete frequency shut downs don’t happen in 9 months especially when government review is involved.
      Everyone talks big game about waiting out, but we all know we are powerless to resist new tech : )

  • Andrew

    Ehh, cool beans but not sure if I’d leave my mt4g for it. Lets see what comes next. But what’s with the 2.2 out of the box?! Lol.

  • Nobletmo

    Gizmodo is reporting that this will be the first 42 Mb capable phone. Any confirmation of that?

    • MtnDew

      Title is completely false. Read the article.

    • LSxChevelle

      14.4 according to cnet…

  • Effdee1121

    mhmm i think im gonna go for this instead of the pyramid. Stock android baby! cept the design on the pyramid looked pretty slick

    • Bxcutie4life2001

      i’m like stuck between this and the pyramind now ughhhhhh but i don’t want to wait all the way until June to get a new damn phone jeez! lol

      • Iluvwhtchix

        I thought I was the only one in that same conundrum. What to do, what to do!

      • Anonymous

        I can’t hold out and I’m going for the G2x. The stock Android and “guarenteed” upgrade to 2.3 sounds good. Then again T-mobile said the MT3G would get 2.1 in 2009 I think.
        I’m optimistic about the phone upgrade situation with AT&T. First the merger won’t be for 12 months, then a COMPLETE tower change over happening within another 12 months is REALLY optimistic. If it happens faster I see AT&T giving customers a credit for their existing phone and giving a full 2yr upgrade discount. Good for us early adopters.
        Does anyone know if the G2x would work in other countries when unlocked? My thought was that when HSPA is turned off here you could sell your old phone to someone in Canada or elsewhere for full market value.

    • Tortionist

      Stock Android doesn’t matter if you root your phone then flash a nice custom ROM. Then you can get oohhhh, I don’t no Android 2.3.1 on your phone and overclock it at 1.6 GHZ, Like I did.

    • LSxChevelle

      Stock android, sooner, better processor…

  • Randy

    what a let down so much for the optimus 3d…

    • Bimmerz

      Yeah, AT&T is getting the O3D.

  • Brett

    People when/if the merger happens your phone will still work. They will not be turning any t-mobile towers off. Your not going to see your coverage area decrease magically.

    • Anonymous

      Except your phones will stop working when AT&T takes over and converts all of T-Mobile’s towers for 4G LTE. AT&T have said so themselves. There are articles about it all over the internet today.

      • Worddc

        This phone has the bandwidth specs to support the roll out of at&t’s 4G LTE, so it should transition without a problem.

      • Anonymous

        The LTE transition is supposed to take Years. If you are on a 2 year contract, I don’t think you have to worry.

  • Anonymous

    I prefer this to the HTC. Better processor, STOCK Android, and this Nexus One user can feel right at home. By the way, since people upgrade every 12-24 months, I don’t see why the merger makes any difference.

  • tmobeast
    • MtnDew

      The article does not say that lol

      • tmobeast

        LOL!
        can you read or what?!?!?
        LOL at your ownself! haha read the TITLE again! damn you need your glasses!

        • MtnDew

          I saw the title. It is wrong. Maybe Giz should have read the article.

          The phone is capable of 14.4 Mbps.

    • Anonymous

      Damn! this is faster then my internet at the house! I am going to be tethering the **** out of this phone.

  • Anonymous

    I would have liked to see a 4.3″ display on this. I think they should be shipping with Gingerbread, but I have to say I love the fact that they are giving users a pure Android experience. Props to LG

    http://www.transdgtl.com

  • LSxChevelle

    Sweet! Surprised to see vanilla android! Will definitely get…

  • Cinreds82

    Should I get this and stay with Tmo or jump to Verizon… Decisions, Decisions

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      From the TMO Specs page-

      Band (frequency):850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;UMTS/HSPA+: AWS Band IV / 2100 / 1900 / 850

      • Bimmerz

        Just saw this info and link posted from someone on XDA, and sent the link to David. Hopefully he can look deeper into this, and let us know what that’s about.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N5D5MDENUNA76YSHFW5A44S75E Edward

    finally, thats hot.

  • Carlf

    Well I was thinking I would get the Pyramid, but I think this would actually fall in line to be birthday present to myself. Any reason not to get this over the Pyramid?

    • Anonymous

      As a Nexus One user, I would prefer stock to Sense. Although the Pyramid isn’t ready, the qualcomm processor it is using doesn’t seem to hold a candle to the Tegra. And from the looks of the TMO spec page, this is coming with ATT 3g bands which might future proof it even more. Having said that, I suspect the Pyramid will have ATT 3g bands as well. It seems only logical under the circumstances. I guess it comes down to screen size, UI, etc. The HTC has a bit more ram, but no HDMI.

      • Carl

        Yeah, the main reason to have waited for the Pyramid would have been the initial screen specs as qHD, but now that it sounds like it’s only the standard 480 x 800 screen I don’t see a reason to wait or want anything larger than 4 inches in size.

    • Anonymous

      Apparantly the Qualcomm MSM8660 going into the pyramid only uses dual core A8 cores. This is last generation tech. Additionally, the Adreno 220 was benchmarked recently with pretty mediocre results. Not sure if the test was representational or not, but it leaves plenty of room to worry. Also, if you are itching for a new phone soon, I think that the G2X will becoming out well before the Pyramid. Haven’t heard any talk on whether the Pyramid will support both T-Mobile and AT&T 3G/4G data. Anyone?

  • RikKruz

    wow a phone worth getting with a network with so many question marks.

  • Youngt82

    NICE!!! But what I don’t get is why not this phone or just any phone dropping at spring time won’t come loaded with 2.3 ,why they still put 2.2 ? Doesn’t make sense so let’s hope they release it with gingerbread when it hits the stores

    • Anonymous

      I use Gingerbread but I really like Froyo. This is coming with Tegra Zones and HDMI output, so I wonder if they have to tweek the OS for those features, and also for dual core? As long as they only release GB when it’s ready, I’ll be happy. Froyo is great.

  • Anonymous

    Just found out this will support ATTs 3G/4G bands well that’s good news and means I will be picking up an Optimus G2X afterall even though I still hate ATT.

  • Anonymous

    I am starting to wander how long LG knew about this merger. You don’t come up with phone specs over night.

    • Bimmerz

      That’s a good point! Also makes one wonder if all phones going forward from Tmo, will offer dual bands support? Makes it easier to invest (and justify the cost) in a high end phone from Tmo, if they do offer dual bands from here on out. :)

    • Anonymous

      That is one of the first questions I asked myself when I found the TMO spec page showing the bands installed. You know they had to know, you know?

  • TonyJohns

    I funny how most of you say don’t panic because we all don’t know the details yet, but in the same breath you say Tmobile phones will work for the next 2 or 3 years. I guess if you are about to make a crazy purchase you have to justify it somehow.

    It would be complete craziness to buy a new phone from Tmobile right now. At least until its known for sure if the actual merger will take place.

    Once/if ATT has taken over Tmobiles 3G/4G freqs, it doesn’t matter what they say now, ATT could immediately shut them off. Then you will have a brand new paper weight. But then of course we all warned you about it. But hey its your money.

    • Anonymous

      The phone uses ATTs 3G/4G bands. Even if you were to buy this phone today and unlock it and use it on ATT NOW it would still get 3G speeds. So yeah a year or two from now it will still work, now how fast it will be now that will depend on ATTs rollout of their network.

      • ATL guy

        They have already restated we will have to buy new phones.
        Your getting a phone that in all likelihood won’t even be updated!

        • Guest

          See Cactus’s response and learn to read before opening your trap. Hint: see the bands on this phone, think how long, if at all, the buyout might take and then stfu.

    • CactusCat

      You sir, are talking out of your a**. You don’t have a clue how this works and for you to make such an “informed” response is irresponsible. #1. You’re right, we don’t know the details yet. This whole thing could fall thru, Tmo gets $3Bil and additional spectrum and uses the $$ to make the network even better. #2. It could go thru and if it does, yes ATT could turn it off, but guess what Mr. Brilliance, you don’t have a contract with ATT, you’re free from paying any EFT and you can go do whatever you want. No muss no fuss. If the merger does NOT go thru, then you have supported your Tmo company in this time which only makes them stronger. #3. This whole thing, if it occurs, will take plenty of time to happen. You’re the crazy one for not wanting to get a new phone if you’re eligible. The WORST possible thing is that you could get turned off, and if u do, you’re free as a bird to do whatever you want. You could then get a quad core phone and be rockin’. Instead you’re gonna sit there and fret over what “could” be, and miss out on all the goodies. Get in the game chief. And learn before you type…..

      • TonyJohns

        @cactus

        You feel better now? Did you feel good getting that off your big bad bird chest. At this moment in time. This VERY moment. Getting a new phone with Tmobile IS NOT THE SMARTEST THING TO DO RIGHT NOW. You really think you have the inside scoop on what’s suppose to happen. IF and that’s a big IF, ATT takes over. There is no guarantee what ATT will do with this phone or any others that is released from this point forward that is Tmobile branded. Even if it has ATT bands. They might not even update it or support the phone(s). Like I said earlier. Its YOUR money do what you want with it. But don’t start your menstration period with me to make yourself feel good about your phone purchase.

    • Petey

      Yeap, I agree to some point. I’m holding off and see wsup between AT&T & T-Mobile. I don’t want to extend my contract now, and then later on to find out that if the acquisition does happen then we will have to migrate to AT&T and buy another phone with their compatible network, upgrade again and probably have to pay more for the phone since the contract has been upgrade once with t-mobile in the short period of time. I rather sign up as a new customer than upgrade my current contract to have better deals.

      I think this what happened with AT&T Wireless when Cingular bought them out. (I was a AT&T Wireless customer during the time.)

  • Anonymous

    I spy stock android!!

    • Anonymous

      Not a huge surprise but a surprise none the less! A fine device it is.

    • G1forLife

      Durp, it’s got the “G” in it’s name. That equals a google experience with no UI overlay.

  • Anonymous

    Is it me or does this phone scream “Move over ATRIX”?

    • stang

      Damn right move atrix. I’m liking this phone especially stock android. Where’s the pre order page?

    • ATL guy

      No actually the phone while weeping cries,” I will never be updated”.

      • Anonymous

        Which phone?

        LG has committed to updating the Optimus line (specifically the lil cheap ones) to Gingerbread. I couldn’t imagine them not updating the higher end Optimus phones. And I understand that TMO will be a big factor as to when and if the updates come.

        http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/publicnotices/optimus-one-os-upgrade.jsp

        • ATL guy

          I guess time will tell if the phone gets updated.
          Eventually t mobile will announce what is going to occur with updates I am sure.

      • Johnny Chimpo

        Not sure why you would say that, the Galaxy S got updated from the 2.1 to 2.2 OS with no issues or real delays. This phone is going to be kick ass, but if you think otherwise, then just move along and stop trying to derail what is going to be something that a lot of us have been waiting for. Its funny how something bad happens, once, and regardless of all the good that happens after, people hold on to that one bad thing. So typical…

        • ATL guy

          Wow I appreciate you thinking I have the power to derail a whole entire phone and people purchasing it.
          I think I need to go create another natural disaster mwahaha

    • Monkeyk

      Why? The two phones look roughly equivalent, but the Atrix has higher resolution, gorilla glass and 1GB RAM.

      • Anonymous

        Real 4G, TMO rates, NOT Motoblur, NOT capped at 2GB.

        • Monkeyk

          Those are carrier differences, so more like “move over AT&T”
          Oh, and they are not going to mover over anyway.

        • Anonymous

          Either way T-Mobile’s 4″ Dually is a better choice for me if I was to sign a new contract with either company. And if you want specifics as to why I think the Atrix itself should move over, its the modem inside of the G2x.

      • nismo

        If i remember right, the Atrix doesn’t have 8 mp rear and 1.3 mp front cameras. It also can’t do 1080p video. And the worst part is that it doesn’t have the standard HDMI port, so you have to buy the very expensive docking station if you want to hook it up to your TV. And if you buy the dock you might want to carry it in your back pocket in case you want to hook up to a friend’s TV.

  • Quailallstar

    I don’t know if I want this phone or not. Will this work in 2 years once the T-Mobile/ATT merger happens? Will the 4G go dark then?

    • TMobile_CEO

      Oh come on. You know you will have replaced this phone w/ the next coolest thing LOOONG before 2yrs is up.

      We are all bummed about the acquisition, but be honest, do you really keep smartphones for 2yrs?

      • Quailallstar

        @ Bummed

        True true

        @TMobile_CEO

        LOL that might be true as well (might).

      • Anonymous

        I have had my G1 for almost 2.5 years now actually =(

    • Bummed

      The merger shouldn’t effect the 4g capabilities because at&t(aka the death star) will own and operate all the spectrum tmo owns anyway…theoretically that means that hspa+ speeds should still function on capable devices

      • http://twitter.com/BruceCLin Bruce Lin

        No. ATT said they will use the current Tmo 4g band for LTE. hspa+ will be shut down when that happens.

        • Anonymous

          This phone supports both T-Mobile and AT&T spectrum from what I have read. Not sure if that is just for 3G or also 4G, but you should be able to get at least 3G when the transition is done. That should be good enough for me because by that time I will only have another 6 months on my contract at max and then I can always move to Sprint or whomever…

  • whosaidwhat

    This is a nice phone and I like that they kept it classy. T-Mobile definitely needed something like this and I hope it’s an exclusive.

    Two things I can’t over look are:
    1. Why is this phone being released with Froyo? Gingerbread has been out and into OEM’s hands for months now. All of Sony and Samsungs upcoming phones have Gingerbread. Why do we have to sit and wait for an update when it could in fact be released with it. Which brings me to question number 2. How can this phone be called stock Android when it’s full of bloatware? The Nexus is stock Android (no bloatware). They should leave all the other crap off the phone for users to download themselves. I’m worried that the bloatware loaded on this phone cannot be deleted unless you root the phone.

    Have we seen all of T-Mobile’s announcements for CTIA?

    • Dfireballwow

      From what i understand is that the update will come soon after the release of the phone. I’m sure this will be a great week or 2 of lots of goodness coming out at CTIA

    • LSxChevelle

      All stock android phones have bloatware of launched on a carrier. Carriers get $ for those programs. The Nexus is not sold by the carrier.

      • whosaidwhat

        Okay…you are wrong. All stock android phones. The only stock android phone I know of are G1, one or two of the original Mytouch phones, Nexus 1 and Nexus 2. And no, the G2 is not stock android. If it’s modified in anyway, then it’s not stock. I think carriers are using the word “stock” in their favor now.

        Again, if T-Mobile allows you to uninstall the bloatware then fine, if they don’t…then…I’m not happy about it.

        • whosaidwhat

          And I should clarify…in the US anyway. I don’t know anything about stock international phones.

  • Aerofanbig

    lol Tmo drops some insane phones…..2 days after calling it quits basically.

    • http://twitter.com/raitchison Robert Aitchison

      Actually this is one of my biggest fears regarding the merger, if TMO is working under the assumption that the merger falls through, they won’t be working as hard to come up with new phones or improve their network.

    • ATL guy

      It is pretty damn funny that t mobile finally gets good phones and 2 days before announces they’re out of the business

  • TonyJohns

    @cactus

    You feel better now? Did you feel good getting that off your big bad bird chest. At this moment in time. This VERY moment. Getting a new phone with Tmobile IS NOT THE SMARTEST THING TO DO RIGHT NOW. You really think you have the inside scoop on what’s suppose to happen. IF and that’s a big IF, ATT takes over. There is no guarantee what ATT will do with this phone or any others that is released from this point forward that is Tmobile branded. Even if it has ATT bands. They might not even update it or support the phone(s).

    Like I said earlier. Its YOUR money do what you want with it. But don’t start your menstration period with me to make yourself feel good about your phone purchase.

    • LSxChevelle

      The most recent news is that the FCC/DOJ investigation could take 18 months alone. And when/if it goes through the towers wont just turn off the next day. There will be a transition time.

    • CactusCat

      Do you feel better now? Big bad bird chest? Menstral period? Where did that come from? Your 2nd grade education? I was simply pointing out that nothing is going to happen for a year to 18 months, maybe longer, if at all. So if its time to get a new phone and you like this one, then this one is as good as anything else RIGHT NOW (your words). I support Tmobile. Been with them since VoiceStream. If you don’t want to spend your money on Tmobile, then don’t, however don’t spout off that this isn’t the smartest thing to do right now as you have no insight on what will happen any more than I do. I would suggest in your anti-phone purchase mode, that you simply pack up and move to another carrier. Then you can be real smart about how you spend your money. Don’t support Tmobile in any way shape or form. That’ll teach em’…. That will really help Tmobile. If ATT buys out Tmo and turns off the bands, you won’t be harmed in any way. Your contract with Tmo will be null and void and you’ll be free to jump to Ver or Metro or Sprint. Then you can spend your SMART money… cause obviously, you’re so SMART… Ta ta

  • Izzybrexx

    2.2???….I guess its becoming the new 1.5!…lol…..cool phone,cool specs…..ill live with my nexus s till this tmo-att crap lets us exactly know wasup……

    • LSxChevelle

      Yea 2.2..how many phones have 2.3? What does 2.3 add to the phone? But supposedly 2.3 is already in testing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRIFVUHCR7SCF2J4ACDIVSVGJM Hilton T.Y

    I think I might get this just because by the time the merger happens and I have to switch it will be about the time I normally would be moving to the next greatest phone. This and the G Slate unless the Pyramid has the screen bigger than 4.0″. lol. I could give a care bout it being stock Froyo or not. I’m gonna root hard and fast.

  • g2 user

    i have the g2 and when i got its was supposed to be a hspa+ phone AND i was told that the H stood for that on the signal strength indicator here it clearly has 4g? and not to mention im supposed to be getting what 14.4 mpbs max on the g2 when at most ive ever gotten is 1.8 and i live in nyc which has become one of the first to have 42mpbs hspa+ so what gives?????

    • Nick McGhee

      When the G2 launched, tmobile decided to display HSPA+ on the handset as “H” as opposed to “4G” due to the fact that the FCC had not approved HSPA+ as being compatible to actual 4G service. WiMax, and LTE services went through the same certification, however, their carriers waited for the certification before releasing phones. Tmobile plans to change the “H” display to “4G” once the G2 gets Gingerbread 2.3. At least, thats what a rep told me when I asked earlier this year. Hope I helped you understand a little better.

      As for your signal strength, there are many other factors other than the idea that the service is available in your area. NYC is full of these 4G devices im sure and you all share the same bandwidths so u also all must share the 42MBPS service. Kind of like pouring oil through a funnel, you all slow down as you enter the funnel, which in this case slows your bandwidth down to 1.5 MBPS. Again hope I helped you out.

      • g2 user

        thanks

  • Nick Alan

    This phone says Band (frequency):850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;UMTS/HSPA+: AWS Band IV / 2100 / 1900 / 850

    Does this mean it will work with AT&T’s 3G/4G?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

    I will probably be def getting this device the only thing that makes me mad is it comes with stock android and 2.2 when Sprint’s newly announced EVO 3D comes with 2.3 gingerbread and Sense (scratching head) maybe it’s just me…but things seem twisted here

    • Tmoguy89

      @ Chad

      g2x is launching on April 20th with Gingerbread ready to serve within weeks of launch. look for late May..

      and the evo 3D isnt launching till the SUMMER time as in June so LG wins :)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

        Awesome! Thanks for the info Tmoguy89