HTC Continues To Tease T-Mobile G2 Gingerbread Update

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In a newsletter sent out yesterday HTC continues to tease the impending update for T-Mobile G2 users to Gingerbread. This reads exactly like the last update we received with a similar list of enhancements without a firm over-the-air date. The G2 was T-Mobile’s first 4G phone and as such it has a special place in our hearts so we hope that the powers that be at HTC and T-Mobile don’t make G2 owners wait that much longer.

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  • suxxpha

    HTC and its fake promises. Stop throwing out empty words , while making profits out of it, and update your all damn phones!!!!!

    • mlynch01

      Really the blame lies with T-Mobile. HTC has given them the update a long time ago, T-Mobile decides when to roll it out.

  • Anonymous

    Great news for G2 owners!!! Gotta love HTC. They take care of business unlike LG. Very unhappy with LG right now.

    • jkiom

      I think they just do fake promises thats all, the G2 is almost a year old now and not a single update eventh. is all stock. HTC was great now it sux!

      • Hindu Elvis Pimp

        Hyperbole.
        The phone is far from a year old. It was release in late September. There was at least one update I am aware of. Don’t blame HTC. Blame T Mobile as they have the update in hand. 

  • http://twitter.com/jewishdave jewishdave

    promises promises! give me my gingerbread so i can be happy with life.

  • GEORGE MSI

    DAVID HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THE 2.3 UPDATE FOR G2X

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Yes but I’m still trying to confirm my intel, so far I’m NOT hearing this week right now. Things change though I know they are working fast and furious to get it out.

  • Sepultura

    You wanna be happy? Forget about technology and look you spiritual side!

    • Anonymous

      I agree. And I don’t mean any one established fanatic religion either. Time and energy spent hoping and waiting is just time wasted.

      • Tortionist

        Religion is no more fanatic than anyone who takes a side in any cause. “The essence of balance is detachment. To embrace a cause or to be spiteful is to lose one’s balance, after which no action can be trusted.”

    • Anonymous

      Lol. Hippie spew.

  • Akimbr1986

    I’m a T-Mobile retail store rep. Had a customer come in yesterday with a warranty exchange G2 running 2.3.3. The warranty exchange came preloaded with it. Customer wasn’t even aware til I noticed and pointed it out to her. Update is coming soon guys.

    • http://twitter.com/stevegowski Steve Pstragowski

      thats a good sign…sweet

    • Chad

      Did you get a build number to compare against the leaked ROM?

  • whosaidwhat

    For being a stock Android phone (slightly modified as I call it), it’s taking them way too long to upgrade it. HTC is starting to remind me of another company people hated a lot last year because of delayed updates.

    • Anonymous

      It’s because of T-Mobile. Despite being stock, it’s not 100% stock. T-Mobile wants to make sure their bloatware is on the phone, so once HTC finishs an update, T-Mobile has to lay their crap on it, and god knows how long that process takes. That’s why the only real stock device is a Nexus device.

      • http://twitter.com/fugitivealien Phil Sowers

        The g2 wasn’t loaded with tmobile bloatware. It had just a few other apps pre-loaded. I believe they were Listen, Photobucket, and Amazon MP3. Hardly what I would call bloatware like what you get with say a Verizon phone. =/

    • Anonymous

      1 week short of 6 months for this update.  Definitely sounds like that other company people hated for this same reason.

  • Anonymous

    Too late for me. Already switched phone OSes and I’m not looking back. Enjoy!

    • Eduardo Romero76

      To what os did you switch to?

  • Anonymous

    Feed it Gingerbread and then KILL IT!

    Or vise versa.

  • Joseg66

    G2X needs to be updated sooner than later.  Too many BUGS as it stands.  I’ve gone through 4 different phones (returns) and all of them infested with BUGS.  Hope for Gingerbread update/fixes to the bugs (reboots/freeze).  

    • k-mack

      this is about the G2.

  • http://www.AllSanDiegoComputerRepair.com AllSanDiegoComputerRepair

    yeah.. they’ll push this upgrade out about two days AFTER i upgrade to the sensation!

    • Anonymous

      So. It’s a better phone.

  • http://twitter.com/josemedina1983 Jose Medina

    Next Time get a Nexus device if you want updates ASAP

    • Osama

      With a slow 3G?

    • Tortionist

      or just root and flash a custom ROM, which is updated even faster than Nexus device updates.

    • http://www.twitter.com/Wicked_1 Wicked1

      When Google finally makes a Nexus WITH a physical QWERTY, I will get one

      • http://twitter.com/jewishdave jewishdave

        ha. yea. that’s what i’ve been waiting for too, but i’ve been forcing myself to use touch keyboards on my g2 lately to try to get used to it because a nexus with a physical qwerty is never gonna freaking happen. the masses have spoken. they don’t want it. it’s just me, you, and my girlfriend, wicked. haha.

  • John

    I’m gonna miss my white notification bar..

    • Anonymous

      Black is better

  • Respawn

    G2? I’m still waiting on the update to the myTouch 4G. I’m starting to think we’ll never get it. And I’m not rooting.

    • Anonymous

      The MyTouch 4G came out AFTER the G2.  How about we do this in order?

      • Respawn

        I don’t give a crap if the bird came after the egg or vice versa. Just a date….that’s all.

    • Tortionist

      I guess that’s you’re problem, if you’re unwilling to use a great source that’s free and pretty easy to use. It’s gotten to where it’s harder to brick a phone than it is to root it and flash a ROM. If you’re worried about the warranty, you can always unroot your phone as well. Don’t be afraid of technology and innovation, if you’re afraid that is.

      • Respawn

        Nope I’m not worried about the warranty at all. I’ve always waited for the official software. Except on my old BB Curve :p

  • eYe

    Does anyone know if it will be 2.3.3 or 2.3.4? 

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

      2.3.3 is on warranty G2′s

      • Anonymous

        This is why people prefer to root. We’re at 2.3.4 on CM7 for quite a while now.

  • Erovedirvin

    I really think tmo is to blame here. HTC has done fine with all its other phones on other carriers…hell look how old the EVO is and it got gingerbread….

    • Me

      It just got gingerbread

  • MyTouchMyupdate

    That’s nice but when is the mytouch 4g getting gingerbread? Well, then again not that big of a deal if they make me wait for ice cream sandwich I will :)

    • Respawn

      You and me both!

  • Nick

    COME ON ALREADY!!!!!!!!

    IT’S FREAKIN VANILLA ANDROID (almost).

    What’s the hold up??

  • Lmm

    I sent my g2 to htc for a screen problem. Got it back out the box with android 2.3.3

  • AdrianMT4G

    What I’m not understanding is how the G2 is hitting end of life but the old phones like the Cliq/Cliq XT, MT3G/MT3GS, and all those other flops were being sold for more than a year? The G2 was a superior phone. I honestly wish I hadn’t sold it. It had its flaws like every other android but they weren’t bad at all. I got mine brand new in the beginning of December and sold it in April and never had a problem. I will never understand.

    Oh yeah, I wonder why I can’t sign into here with my Facebook. I keep getting errors.

  • Daitron

    Whats so crazy is my fiance got her warranty replacement today and it had 2.3.3 out of the box, I am sooo hyped. Now if only my g2x could hurry and get the OTA

  • http://twitter.com/fugitivealien Phil Sowers

    It’s almost an apples to oranges comparison between the Sensation and G2. One has a physical keyboard. That’s a show stopper for some. =/

    • Tortionist

      Almost would be the key word. I agree, some people have to have a physical keyboard. I choose not to limit myself that way, especially when SWYPE or T9 Flex is available. A physical keyboard on a phone is a feature, whether it be qwerty, T9, etc., so that negates the whole apples to oranges concept. They are both high end Android smartphones on T mobile’s network, therefore the comparison is perfectly valid. If I were comparing a physical keyboard to a phone or an OS to a phone, then that would be an invalid comparison.

  • None

    If I buy a phone at full price and unlock it, it can be use on TMO (with edge or less, I know, dont care about that).  My questions is… will I get updates?  I do not imagine TMO would update my (example) AT&T phone and since I would not have any AT&T service, I would not expect they will send me updates.
    In short, does someone who buys an AT&T phone get updates from anyone WITHOUT rooting!

  • http://www.twitter.com/Wicked_1 Wicked1

    All this update talk is inconsequential to me now, since I’m rooted, and running Android 2.3.4 already with meXdroidXperia 4.1.1 ROM, just flashed it last night, but good for those who have wait. I’m still confused as to why NEW Android phones are still shipping with 2.2. The G2 came out last year, with 2.2

    • Mark Terry II

      Because in many cases the time required for hardware development, deployment and distribution mean that when the phone was initially conceived, designed and produced, 2.2 was probably the most stable option available. Just because a phone was released last week that doesn’t mean it was designed and manufactured last week. It may have been in development for 6 to 10 months, long before 2.3 was considered stable enough for them to slap it in and hope to be ready for commercial release. In other cases where a device is considered a “flagship” product, they may go to more extensive lengths to try to get the absolute latest version of the OS installed, but that can potentially result in undesirable and unintended consequences that necessitate rapid deployment of bug fixes, or even recalls. The majority of “mainstream” consumers are probably not aware of this lag time and don’t know about the potential OS updates that are pending. Many Android users I know don’t even know what version they have, or that they even can get updates until the moment it happens. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TG3JGIKZEKGOSK62LALDXXX5SE G

    i just got a replacement G2 device frm Tmobile n its running 2.3.3 but there is no update out yet.

  • G1shangus

    My replacement g2 comes in the mail tomm, I wonder if it will have 2.3 on it.

    • Steve-O!

      My guess it will not come with the gingerbread update seeing as non of the manufacturers for tmobile have released gingerbread quite yet, however, I do know that you can flash your G2 to the signed release of Gingerbread for the g2.  I know this as my buddy just did this a week ago and he is having no problems

    • Steve-O!

      My guess it will not come with the gingerbread update seeing as non of the manufacturers for tmobile have released gingerbread quite yet, however, I do know that you can flash your G2 to the signed release of Gingerbread for the g2.  I know this as my buddy just did this a week ago and he is having no problems

  • Stephanie29

    I hope we get this update by the end of the month.  I don’t understand what the hold up is. Smh

  • Stephanie29

    I hope we get this update by the end of the month.  I don’t understand what the hold up is. Smh

  • Stephanie29

    I hope we get this update by the end of the month.  I don’t understand what the hold up is. Smh

  • Stephanie29

    I hope we get this update by the end of the month.  I don’t understand what the hold up is. Smh

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

    7 days till the end of Q2…. tick….tick…tick

    • http://twitter.com/mashryock Mark Shryock

      It looks like it will not be Qtr 2 now since that ends today.

  • Guest

    Because T-Mobile sucks ass.

  • Syrlis

    My netflix better work or I don’t want the update :/

  • dsrt_ratt

    spoke with tech support today they said tmobile g2 will not get gingerbread update and told me to contact htc. contacted 3 reps they told me that g2 will not get update because its not supporting update and crashing after loading update via ota.with sense or with out sense, I downloaded update via xda and was sure it would work phone is freezing wont power off to access phone settings to revert back to froyo 2.2 waiting on replacement will update post at later date after getting replacement.

  • Prettycolors42l

    Had there never been a Gingerbread, would froyo have been good enough? I think so. What’s the big deal?

    • gantzgraf

      Probably has something to do with the fact that they’ve been promising it for over half a year now. I would’ve been much more content if they simply said we’re not getting it at all instead of stringing us G2 owners along for forever.

    • gantzgraf

      Probably has something to do with the fact that they’ve been promising it for over half a year now. I would’ve been much more content if they simply said we’re not getting it at all instead of stringing us G2 owners along for forever.

      • Kcphones

        I bought my G2 with the explicit information from both Tmobile web site and store employees that the phone would be getting updates “raw” instead of getting the MotoBlur wrapper.

        Since then my Cliq XT has been upgraded and my G2 has not.
        wish I had it in writing.

  • Guest

    Got G2 OTA update today. San Diego, CA 

  • Guest

    Got G2 OTA update today. San Diego, CA 

  • 1313jester

    My dad had gotten the gingerbread update but I still have not gotten anything yet for my G2 don’t understand why

  • 1313jester

    My dad had gotten the gingerbread update but I still have not gotten anything yet for my G2 don’t understand why

  • Disgruntled

    Don’t update if you use your phone for wifi tethering. After you update you will have to call tmobile and pay $14.95 a month for what used to be free. Dirty @ss tmobile won’t list this in the update contents.

  • Totally Ticked Off

    The Gingerbread update sucks.  It has totally screwed up my TMOBILE G2.  I can no longer access my SD card with my pictures, music, etc.  To make matters worse, I have contacted TMOBILE’s Technical Support and Customer Support only to be informed that HTC is aware of the issue but is “NO LONGER TAKING COMPLAINTS ON THE ISSUE” .  The technical support person said HTC may or may not fix the issues . WTF! I paid for my phone with specific features and because HTC and TMOBILE failed in their due dilgence of testing the system update Inow have a phone with some of the features.  TMobile has had me reset my phone to factory standards, reformat my SD card (after I backed it up) and still the G2 will not recognize my SD card.  There is nothing wrong with the card.  I put it in my husband phone and it works just fine.  HTC and TMOBILE needs to get this fixed.  According to TMOBILE Technical Support this issue is on the G
    2 and the G2X.

  • Saturnphive

    This update has RUINED my phone. I HATE HATE HATE it. No one will help me. There is NO informatin ANYWHERE about it. Gingerbread is a FUQUING DISASTER. I want the phone I bought a year ago, not a year of HELL dealing with this P.O.S. until I can get out of my contract.

  • Pisster Than The Guy Above Me

    crashes more than teenage girls driving. i, along with millions of other people, are very displeased with the update.