LG Hopes To Release G2x Gingerbread Information In A Few Days

LG has continued to stick to it’s message of working fast and furious to push out a T-Mobile G2x Gingerbread update that contains various bug fixes. The problem is right now their message is something along the lines of “we know you are frustrated and we’re understanding so we hope to have some information to tell you soon.” What’s soon? Is it two days or two weeks as it’s already been a month that the G2x has been gone from T-Mobile.com. The time to tell us something has come and gone, now we’re moving into impatience.

Tonight’s information shows that LG hopes to deliver some information about the update in the next few days but not necessarily the update itself. As you can see in the Tweet above there is no indication that the “next few days” means an actual software release. So G2x owners are stuck playing the waiting game yet again. While I understand that neither T-Mobile nor LG wants to give a target date and miss it, perhaps it’s better than not saying anything at all.

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  • I have a htc sensation phone but cant use it cos its
    Language
    software are in korean or chinese language. I found the phone in india on
    a dirty road behind a bus stop toilet. That was in mid jan 2011. Feel
    bad for the person who lost it. What to do? Language software can be
    changed to english? I am in STATES now

    • Anon

      For someone going by the handle”Karma,” you might have considered the minimal effort it would have taken to take the phone to the local carrier representative in an effort to return the device to its owner.

      • renter

        If his bull$hit story is even true.

      • renter

        If his bull$hit story is even true.

      • YOU DONT UNDERSTAND,  THERE IS NO SUCH THING WHAT YOU SAID IN THOSE THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, LAWLESSNESS, NO RULES, GREED, BLACK MONEY  IS HOW LOCAL AGENCIES WORK. THER EIS NO SUCH HIGH TECH PHONE SHOP  THERE FOR ME TO GO CHECK AND IDENTIFY THE OWNER.

      • YOU DONT UNDERSTAND,  THERE IS NO SUCH THING WHAT YOU SAID IN THOSE THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, LAWLESSNESS, NO RULES, GREED, BLACK MONEY  IS HOW LOCAL AGENCIES WORK. THER EIS NO SUCH HIGH TECH PHONE SHOP  THERE FOR ME TO GO CHECK AND IDENTIFY THE OWNER.

      • YOU DONT UNDERSTAND,  THERE IS NO SUCH THING WHAT YOU SAID IN THOSE THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, LAWLESSNESS, NO RULES, GREED, BLACK MONEY  IS HOW LOCAL AGENCIES WORK. THER EIS NO SUCH HIGH TECH PHONE SHOP  THERE FOR ME TO GO CHECK AND IDENTIFY THE OWNER.

        • Anonymous

          Call HTC.  They might know a little bit about the phone they built.

        • We understand that you never even thought about finding the owner……KARMA!!!

        • 69onthegirl

          You don’t have a good karma!

    • 1. Turn off the phone by pulling out the battery and put it back in.

      2. Press and hold the Volume down button.

      3. Then press and hold on the Power button until you see the device switch on and the let it go.

      4. Let go of the Volume Down button.

      5. Next use the Volume down key and select Factory Reset.

      6. Finally press the Power button.

      Your HTC Sensation should start to reset all the settings back to the factory default. Select english as your language and your set.

    • 1. Turn off the phone.
      2. Place phone in 3 ziploc bags.
      3. Dispose of phone
      4. Take 3 penicillin shots
      5. Promise to never touch anything you find at a roadside toilet in India.

    • 1. Turn off the phone.
      2. Place phone in 3 ziploc bags.
      3. Dispose of phone
      4. Take 3 penicillin shots
      5. Promise to never touch anything you find at a roadside toilet in India.

    • 1. Turn off the phone.
      2. Place phone in 3 ziploc bags.
      3. Dispose of phone
      4. Take 3 penicillin shots
      5. Promise to never touch anything you find at a roadside toilet in India.

    • Your Karma comes to light when you place that phone next to your mouth to speak, flies begin to pour out of your pie hole and your nose falls off.

  • alex

    Mytouch 4g GB update

  • J. Williams

    Wow. Now they do it after I get the htc sensation.

    • Sharper77

      The sensation is way better than it anyways. I don’t know what ur talking about.

      I’m a sensation owner by the way

      • J. Williams

        The Sensation is cool, but I’m not blown away like I was with the G2x. The only thing that really one-ups the G2x is the screen size on the sensation. I think the camera is better on the G2x, and the performance is too. But all of the reboots made me give up on it, it was just too much for me to wait on a fix. I was able to sell it for a pretty penny. But would have kept the phone, if it did not have so many issues. I could get another, but I don’t know if I can take the risk.

        • Patience is a virtue…..if it is really such a good phone, let them fix it. Then after the fixes come out wait for feed back if the feedback is good then you can still buy it with some confidence……Everybody here is buying everything blind. No wonder there are so many unhappy users…..no one to blame but yourselves though. The first to buy any new model anything are just guinea pigs or real world test subjects.

        • Patience is a virtue…..if it is really such a good phone, let them fix it. Then after the fixes come out wait for feed back if the feedback is good then you can still buy it with some confidence……Everybody here is buying everything blind. No wonder there are so many unhappy users…..no one to blame but yourselves though. The first to buy any new model anything are just guinea pigs or real world test subjects.

        • J. Williams

          Please go away, lol. So negative wow. You need a hug.

        • J. Williams

          Please go away, lol. So negative wow. You need a hug.

        • Anonymous

          BS.  There are so many unhappy users because there are so many problematic G2x’ being sold to consumers.  We deserve no part of the blame.  

        • Anonymous

          BS.  There are so many unhappy users because there are so many problematic G2x’ being sold to consumers.  We deserve no part of the blame.  

        • Marland

          If you wait that long… another phone will be out. Phone junkies can’t catch a break…

        • Anonymous

          You sold somebody a jacked up phone? LOL 

        • J. Williams

          Lol. It was one of the warranty exchanges, but I feel ya lol. Maybe they knew what they were gettin into already lol.

        • J. Williams

          Lol. It was one of the warranty exchanges, but I feel ya lol. Maybe they knew what they were gettin into already lol.

    • Sharper77

      The sensation is way better than it anyways. I don’t know what ur talking about.

      I’m a sensation owner by the way

    • If you people would wait and let the phones prove themselves or not…. before running out to be the first one to have something, you could get an idea how well or if all things work at all.

      If you were buying a car you would not want it in the first model year, before they worked out the bugs.

      Do not blame the manufacture blame yourselves for not being prudent consumers. If I am selling and you are buying the caveat is and has always been “buyer beware”. No body made you buy ANYTHING!!!!

      • Anonymous

        Yes, don’t blame manufacturers for rushing out their shoddy products. 

      • Mrstrat

        The G2X is a case where LG and/or TMO did not adequately test the device before bringing it to market. Putting Froyo on it was probably the first mistake. And LG is not a company known for quality products of any kind. People in the industry press fawned over the device in the run up to market. And the silence of both companies since is inexcusable.

        I got my G2X because my G1 was dying. I had been off contract for several months. My G1 died, so I was using my girlfriend’s G1 while waiting for this phone to come out.

        Bottom line: it’s poor quality control on the part of LG and TMO.

        • Dewey Cox

          While I agree that both parties have to take blame, I do not think that LG makes inferior phones. The majority of the problems are software related and hopefully will be fixed with the update. 
          Once upon a time , LG was the main brand for Verizon. They made their first camera phone, first phone with VCast, and was over 50% of their inventory mix.  We loved selling LG because they had a return rate of UNDER 1 %. Once LG’s focus went to T.V’s and appliances, they kind of left the data phone business to others.
          I have the G2X and have SOME of the issues that others are having and thought about swapping it for the Sensation . After comparing the two, I will keep the LG. IMHO, it looks and feels better and out performs the HTC for what I need in a smartphone. The HTC looks like a bigger MT4G and I was not crazy about the looks of that phone and feels more “plastic-y” in my hand. To each his own.
          Referring back to one of the earlier articles about marketing…..Verizon just came out with their version of the G2X ,the Revolution and have tied it in with “The Green Lantern” We have done nothing with the G2X.

        • Aaron

          The revolution is not Verizon’s version of the G2X it is an entirely different single core phone….

        • Dewey Cox

          My bad…just pointing out the difference in marketing

        • Ckoch0125

          Yeah revolution isn’t anywhere near g2x its just verizon ccharging ttop dollar for last years specs. And look how poorly it iis selling on vzw

        • Ckoch0125

          Yeah revolution isn’t anywhere near g2x its just verizon ccharging ttop dollar for last years specs. And look how poorly it iis selling on vzw

      • Anonymous

        Dude “buyer beware” applies to used and/or untested products.  As far as I know, phones go through loads of testing and quality control and so “buyer beware” can in no way be applied to these products.

        I’m assuming @The_Omen:disqus ‘s comment was sarcastic and deserves a quote somewhere in this comment.

        That said,  its not at all suprising that any phone when first released has bugs and requires a software update.  That still doesn’t lessen the buyers right to bitch and demand a brand new replacement until they give them a working one.  

  • I just hope we get the actual “GB” update by the end of this month or early next month. That would be very nice & appreciated.

    • jd25

      damn straight

  • L4rk21

    I wonder how many more of these phones I will have returned by the time the update is released.

  • Christopher Pena

    I spoke to some tmo rep yesterday when i was trying to trade my g2x for a sensation and she said gb will be out next month. ofcourse, this is taken with a grain of salt…but what if its true? eh, whatever i just want a working phone.

  • Christopher Pena

    I spoke to some tmo rep yesterday when i was trying to trade my g2x for a sensation and she said gb will be out next month. ofcourse, this is taken with a grain of salt…but what if its true? eh, whatever i just want a working phone.

  • Rgdogg

    Go to settings the icon looks like green gears after that tap the icon with the A after that click the first opption to change the system language of HTC sensation

  • Rgdogg

    Go to settings the icon looks like green gears after that tap the icon with the A after that click the first opption to change the system language of HTC sensation

  • Anonymous

    They act like updating a stock phone is rocket science. HTC is puttin Gingerbread on everything nowadays.

    • J. Williams

      Because they do now care as much as htc probably.

      • Yeah that is the answer, sure it is. How dumb is that. They are losing money and getting bad press each day the issue remains. Anybody in business does not want to lose money nor do they want bad press. You obviously have no business.

        • Anonymous

          So maybe release the product when it’s ready, not just try and beat your competitors to the punch for the dual core throne.

      • Yeah that is the answer, sure it is. How dumb is that. They are losing money and getting bad press each day the issue remains. Anybody in business does not want to lose money nor do they want bad press. You obviously have no business.

      • Yeah that is the answer, sure it is. How dumb is that. They are losing money and getting bad press each day the issue remains. Anybody in business does not want to lose money nor do they want bad press. You obviously have no business.

    • J. Williams

      Because they do now care as much as htc probably.

  • Anonymous

    They act like updating a stock phone is rocket science. HTC is puttin Gingerbread on everything nowadays.

  • Kevr72

    As a G2 owner I think I should be more frustrated than g2x owners, we’ve, been waiting on gingerbread longer! And all we get is a coming soon message…

  • Kevr72

    As a G2 owner I think I should be more frustrated than g2x owners, we’ve, been waiting on gingerbread longer! And all we get is a coming soon message…

    • Anonymous

      Six Months!  They are looking to beat Samsung/T-Mobile’s record for slowly updating the Vibrant to FroYo!  But we’re neck and neck when it comes to the GB update… six months and counting with little to no hopes for milk and cookies.

  • 69onthegirl

    I heard LG is gonna give a tank full of gasoline for each G2X OWNER!

  • Lothinator

    See, what I don’t get is why it is *SO HARD* to fix bugs like this. I did a bit of programming years ago, and I specialized in debugging. I couldn’t code my way out of a paper bag when it came to NEW code, but when it came to reading stack dumps, logfiles, etc, and ferreting out the CAUSE of failure in software and then FIXING it, I was pretty good at it. With proper debugging tools, it’s NOT HARD to figure out what’s going on. You isolate the point of failure through a number of methods. You FIX it. See? Not that hard. It only becomes hard if you have to deal with “black box” binaries to which you have no source. I should HOPE that the deal LG has with component manufacturers doesn’t include “black box” binaries for various hardware.

    • Meagan

      If you read blogs and posts from Android developers/modders who comment on the daily frustrations of trying to improve something that has so many processes that need to work nicely together.   Fix this, break that.  Didn’t find out that was broke, until you tried to use it.  Fixed that, broke that.  Undo all.

      My guess LG and others aren’t paying their contracted developers enough to spend hours and hours on trying to fix Androids fragmentation.  With every little update, there a whole new set of bugs to squash.  Which then leaves LG and others to wonder why is this problem occurring again, after their contracted developer spent many hours resolving it in v2.3.4543678766

      If the answer seems so clear to you, then maybe you should brush up on programming and save the Android world from their woes.

      • Meagan speaks the truth. Thanks Meagan for speaking up……lot of big mouth whinners here.

      • Meagan speaks the truth. Thanks Meagan for speaking up……lot of big mouth whinners here.

      • Meagan speaks the truth. Thanks Meagan for speaking up……lot of big mouth whinners here.

  • Nisely done ! Interesting article! Be cool about that!

  • 1111

    Few days??…
    !!!!Yeah right !!! …. lg sucks !!!

  • luckyg2x

    Just root and load faux123 rom or install the leaked gingerbread rom. Pretty sure cyanogen nightly roms have more fixes to most issues than LG can muster up.

    Bought my g2x from wirefly and got it on release day, it has never randomly rebooted nor has any screen leak.

  • luckyg2x

    Just root and load faux123 rom or install the leaked gingerbread rom. Pretty sure cyanogen nightly roms have more fixes to most issues than LG can muster up.

    Bought my g2x from wirefly and got it on release day, it has never randomly rebooted nor has any screen leak.

  • backstabbing Phil Humm

    The truth is LG is too busy working on Verizon’s next super phone and tmo has been pushed to the side so updating a messed up is not LG’s priority.

    • k-mack

      I think they might have a few more people in their company than you think, call me crazy…

    • k-mack

      I think they might have a few more people in their company than you think, call me crazy…

    • Ckoch0125

      Yeah becausr tthe revolution Is a pos I can’t believe they wasted their time wwith it and sales tanked

    • Ckoch0125

      Yeah becausr tthe revolution Is a pos I can’t believe they wasted their time wwith it and sales tanked

    • Marland

      word.  Fixing issues for a carrier that is selling more units make sense. T-Mobile is kind of… not a priority for LG, I’m guessing.

    • Marland

      word.  Fixing issues for a carrier that is selling more units make sense. T-Mobile is kind of… not a priority for LG, I’m guessing.

  • Anonymous

    Whatever happened to thoroughly testing phones before their released? They should allow store employees to test the demo units before the official release. Does the asian/european optimus 2x reboot and have screen bleed issues like the g2x does? LG failed. They are not a major player in the game. A major player would’ve had this handled already or the issue wouldn’t exist at all.

  • Anonymous

    Whatever happened to thoroughly testing phones before their released? They should allow store employees to test the demo units before the official release. Does the asian/european optimus 2x reboot and have screen bleed issues like the g2x does? LG failed. They are not a major player in the game. A major player would’ve had this handled already or the issue wouldn’t exist at all.

    • Marland

      Sprint/HTC Evo 3D… launched… with problems, addressed with two patches already. That’s better than 0. I understand the pressure to release, especially with new phones coming out like, every day. They gotta fix stuff though, and that does not bring in nearly as much revenue as just selling another buggy phone.

      I guess if it was me, I’d just be laying out turds all day too, and not fixing them, if people were buying my turds.

    • Marland

      Sprint/HTC Evo 3D… launched… with problems, addressed with two patches already. That’s better than 0. I understand the pressure to release, especially with new phones coming out like, every day. They gotta fix stuff though, and that does not bring in nearly as much revenue as just selling another buggy phone.

      I guess if it was me, I’d just be laying out turds all day too, and not fixing them, if people were buying my turds.

  • Meagan

    As we know with Cyanogen & peeps, any new/updated software fix can break something else.  Usually the camera.  Thank fragmentation for the software update delay.

  • Russellp

    I agree. My g2x closes down daily now. Is this problem getting worse?

  • Russellp

    I agree. My g2x closes down daily now. Is this problem getting worse?

  • The Dude

    Returned second G2x to T-Mob. Now with HTC Sensation. All smiles. Bye bye G2x. Nice try.

  • kresk

    Even though it’s not the exact news we all want to hear. I appreciate LG exercising some transparency.

    • Marland

      but… it’s *not*… they say some stuff, then it doesn’t happen. That’s not transparency…

  • Dan

    I have a fantastic G2X and I’m hoping that GB update gives me Google Talk w/video calling support while not breaking my phone.  If not, I’ve heard really good things about CM Nightlies #57.

  • Dan

    I have a fantastic G2X and I’m hoping that GB update gives me Google Talk w/video calling support while not breaking my phone.  If not, I’ve heard really good things about CM Nightlies #57.

    • V. Diddy, no relation!

      #57 with faux or trinity kernel equals all kinds of awesomeness.

    • Ditto… my phone only gets stuck while charging once every few days… just power it back on , and im good to go.. no screen bleed on this unit at all… so with that little issue, i LOVE this device… laser fast and good looking! cant wait for GB with bug fixes… and i agree about gTalk w/ video… that would be sweet!

  • Blogo1

    Question- If it says out of stock on TMO site, why is it available seemingly as an upgrade to no contract customers at $399?

    • Ampsteck

      To screw you!!!!  Once it mess up, they wont fix it because your not a customer

    • Marland

      Dunno, I walked in a store, and they wouldn’t sell me a physical unit that they actually had. Too many issues.

    • Marland

      Dunno, I walked in a store, and they wouldn’t sell me a physical unit that they actually had. Too many issues.

    • Marland

      Dunno, I walked in a store, and they wouldn’t sell me a physical unit that they actually had. Too many issues.

  • Anonymous

    Things like this is what is going to kill Android. It’s not just LG but every phone manufacturer trying to put their own spin on top of Android takes a long time to get fixes to the end user.

    They should just make all the “personalities” an application or widget that way if/when their is a problem it can be un-installed and the user won’t be living with problems. Google can send out upgrades to Android and if it will work on your phone it will install.

    Less work on the manufacturers but most importantly there will be a lot less customer complaints.

    That’s the difference between Android and iOS.

    I’m on my 3rd G2x and if I was within my 30 exchange window I would be having gone through more.

  • Anonymous

    Things like this is what is going to kill Android. It’s not just LG but every phone manufacturer trying to put their own spin on top of Android takes a long time to get fixes to the end user.

    They should just make all the “personalities” an application or widget that way if/when their is a problem it can be un-installed and the user won’t be living with problems. Google can send out upgrades to Android and if it will work on your phone it will install.

    Less work on the manufacturers but most importantly there will be a lot less customer complaints.

    That’s the difference between Android and iOS.

    I’m on my 3rd G2x and if I was within my 30 exchange window I would be having gone through more.

    • None

      OneRcknMan
      “They should just make all the “personalities” an application or widget that way if/when their is a problem it can be un-installed and the user won’t be living with problems” That solution would draw me away from Apple.

  • tech_80

    At least there is hope to get G, not like samsung it took them almost a year to release froyo and i’m sure I won’t see GB on my vibrant ever, unless I get a clone rom

  • tech_80

    At least there is hope to get G, not like samsung it took them almost a year to release froyo and i’m sure I won’t see GB on my vibrant ever, unless I get a clone rom

  • tech_80

    At least there is hope to get G, not like samsung it took them almost a year to release froyo and i’m sure I won’t see GB on my vibrant ever, unless I get a clone rom

  • Junieruiz

    I talk to t mobile Tech support Last night About some issues with my G2X He told me they will start rollning out gingerbread at the end of the month I asked him why is it taking so long he told me it.wasn’t only gingerbread in the update its another update for the bug fix all in one that t mobile is adding some new features for the trouble I ask the tech how sure are you that the new update is going to fix the problem he knows by experience his G2X had some issues after the update all of his issues were fix his G2X was even faster he could not believe how fast was the phone he was really impressed with the new update but he could not tell me what was the new features but he did tell me when he ran a benchmark his score was between 2750 up 2900 :-) :-) :-) he told me to wait around a nother week or 2 I will not regret it now that’s what I’m talking about I’m so happy I kept my g2x but I’ll be happier when I hear a release date lol come on gingerbread don’t leave me hangin or not I have to give you the boot

  • Junieruiz

    I talk to t mobile Tech support Last night About some issues with my G2X He told me they will start rollning out gingerbread at the end of the month I asked him why is it taking so long he told me it.wasn’t only gingerbread in the update its another update for the bug fix all in one that t mobile is adding some new features for the trouble I ask the tech how sure are you that the new update is going to fix the problem he knows by experience his G2X had some issues after the update all of his issues were fix his G2X was even faster he could not believe how fast was the phone he was really impressed with the new update but he could not tell me what was the new features but he did tell me when he ran a benchmark his score was between 2750 up 2900 :-) :-) :-) he told me to wait around a nother week or 2 I will not regret it now that’s what I’m talking about I’m so happy I kept my g2x but I’ll be happier when I hear a release date lol come on gingerbread don’t leave me hangin or not I have to give you the boot

    • zps

      ok, this is awesome if true.  i think this phone will be rad with a stable ROM. hopefully, minus the t-mo crapware.

    • zps

      ok, this is awesome if true.  i think this phone will be rad with a stable ROM. hopefully, minus the t-mo crapware.

    • zps

      ok, this is awesome if true.  i think this phone will be rad with a stable ROM. hopefully, minus the t-mo crapware.

  • pete

    They’ve already given a target date and missed. The promise of gingerbread by summer. Tired of excuses. I’m glad I’m not tied to any contracts and going to be happy to switch carriers. 2GX is my first and last LG phone. 

    • Jose Guitian

      my first and last as well. its the point where its actually turned me off to android a little.

    • Ckoch0125

      Summer goes until sept it just started 4 days ago

  • Jose Guitian

    ive never regretted a phone purchase so much. this phone has more bugs then restaurant in china town.

  • Hmmmm should I mind? Do I want to mind? I don’t know David, you did experience lunch at Denny’s with me and that was a true bonding moment. 

  • Hmmmm should I mind? Do I want to mind? I don’t know David, you did experience lunch at Denny’s with me and that was a true bonding moment. 

    • Ha, this is true. David Mafia! Feel free to jump in my comments too, maybe it’ll help this little, unknown site your running…

    • Ha, this is true. David Mafia! Feel free to jump in my comments too, maybe it’ll help this little, unknown site your running…

    • Ha, this is true. David Mafia! Feel free to jump in my comments too, maybe it’ll help this little, unknown site your running…

  • Hmmmm should I mind? Do I want to mind? I don’t know David, you did experience lunch at Denny’s with me and that was a true bonding moment. 

  • Hmmmm should I mind? Do I want to mind? I don’t know David, you did experience lunch at Denny’s with me and that was a true bonding moment. 

  • Marland

    Um… no. Don’t believe the hype. My phone worked great, then my wife took it, and I’m rocking her old Motorola XT720 :(. She says it turns off occasionally, but then she just turns it back on…

    Bout to go to Sprint to get real unlimited internet and a Sensation with a 3D camera. LOL.

    • Anonymous

      i always wondered how the xt720 was, as the only android phone (as far as i’m aware) with a true xenon flash..did you have it rooted/overclocked?  seems like the only real complain people had was the speed..i was a fan of the asymmetry, personally!

      • Marland

        sorry, went on a camping trip. I’m back.

        The XT720 was something I really wanted T-Mobile to have, a mid-range phone (at the time) with out a keyboard, and a nice bright flash… Battery obviously can’t keep up with that, but yeah.

        I let my wife rock it for a while. I think she was okay with it. When I gave her the G2X and got it back. Then I rooted, overclocked, and felt the awesomeness… got a Commuter Otterbox and Invisible shield for it. Put a 32 GB microSD card int it… I crushed that battery though.

        That was my first rooting/overclocking experience. I just used the Dexter ROM, and it added the Wi-Fi hotspot, which is what I really needed with my Wi-Fi Xoom.

        I don’t know if I’d buy it now, but Sprint gave me like $93 for it, and I took it. Still have my charger and Otterbox, and the sd card that came with it.

      • Marland

        sorry, went on a camping trip. I’m back.

        The XT720 was something I really wanted T-Mobile to have, a mid-range phone (at the time) with out a keyboard, and a nice bright flash… Battery obviously can’t keep up with that, but yeah.

        I let my wife rock it for a while. I think she was okay with it. When I gave her the G2X and got it back. Then I rooted, overclocked, and felt the awesomeness… got a Commuter Otterbox and Invisible shield for it. Put a 32 GB microSD card int it… I crushed that battery though.

        That was my first rooting/overclocking experience. I just used the Dexter ROM, and it added the Wi-Fi hotspot, which is what I really needed with my Wi-Fi Xoom.

        I don’t know if I’d buy it now, but Sprint gave me like $93 for it, and I took it. Still have my charger and Otterbox, and the sd card that came with it.

  • Edgar Martinez

    I’m guessing they forgot about their promise about the Optimus Gingerbread update?

  • Anonymous

    I was on the phone today to cancel my T-Mobile account (two lines).  Got through to retentions (of course) who cut me a sweet deal to stay (free Sensation and $150 credit off my bill. She said she was a supervisor and reserves these kind of deals for “my loyal customers.”  She also said that if someone has been with T-Mobile less than two years, she does not cut them much of a deal except a $50 credit.)

    But that’s not the purpose of my post.  We were talking which phone I might want and told her I was not interested in the G2x.  We then talked about the phone, here is what she said, words to the affect, not direct quotes:

    Of course, since you know so much about our phones [you] know the G2x is not an option for you.  I said I was aware of the phone’s problems.

    She said the problem was that LG debuted the phone BEFORE the software for it was done.  We got a huge number of complaints from customers.

    It was so buggy that we had to pull it from stock.

    There’s no way that we can have these problems, for our good customers paying a lot of money for a phone.

    She said that T-Mobile is leery of the phone and thus will not make the phone available until the software is “100% perfect.”

    I said that seems to me the phone won’t recover from the botched debut, she simply said “I agree” and we moved on to talking about the Sensation.

    (Tried to get some info about the SGSII and she would not reveal anything. But she said instead of getting two phones now I can save one upgrade for “August.”  Hmm…. wonder what THAT means.  ;)

    • Dewey Cox

      Retention has no more info about upcoming handsets than the field does. You ran into a “supervisor” who was giving you her opinion about the LG. Most will point you in the direction that they are more comfortable with and HTC has been a staple for T-Mobile for awhile now.
      Just saying that you should not read too much into your conversation. 

      • Anonymous

        If you are referring to my asking her about the SGS II, having talked to T-Mobile CSRs since 2004, I can assure you that many employees have information about upcoming handsets, no matter where they work. (Ask Davis, the site owner.  Ask him where he gets a lot of his information.

        As to the G2X I simply “echoed” what she said and did not render any opinion whatsoever on her statements.  (As the saying goes, “I have no dog in this fight.”) 

        The only thing I read into her statement was confirmation that it was T-Mobile who pulled the G2X off the shelves and the reason why. (In other words, it was not LG who pulled it, it was not an “out of stock” issue because as some have said “sales are higher than expected” and other BS speculation by people who don’t know what they are talking about but love having something to say.)

        I also believe her because someone in her position would know what she is talking about, especially when a product that she might offer is no longer available.

        It’s also good business for T-Mobile to give its CSRs and supervisors reasons why something heavily promoted and advertised is not to be offered to callers. (I assume that most callers are not told what I was, they are simply informed the phone is not available.)

      • Anonymous

        If you are referring to my asking her about the SGS II, having talked to T-Mobile CSRs since 2004, I can assure you that many employees have information about upcoming handsets, no matter where they work. (Ask Davis, the site owner.  Ask him where he gets a lot of his information.

        As to the G2X I simply “echoed” what she said and did not render any opinion whatsoever on her statements.  (As the saying goes, “I have no dog in this fight.”) 

        The only thing I read into her statement was confirmation that it was T-Mobile who pulled the G2X off the shelves and the reason why. (In other words, it was not LG who pulled it, it was not an “out of stock” issue because as some have said “sales are higher than expected” and other BS speculation by people who don’t know what they are talking about but love having something to say.)

        I also believe her because someone in her position would know what she is talking about, especially when a product that she might offer is no longer available.

        It’s also good business for T-Mobile to give its CSRs and supervisors reasons why something heavily promoted and advertised is not to be offered to callers. (I assume that most callers are not told what I was, they are simply informed the phone is not available.)

    • Marland

      didn’t bother. T-Mo is done. I don’t want “stick with” “even more” if this is what it takes. Free phone is nice, but they won’t do that for everyone.

      I’ll just roll over to another carrier who will make me upset about a different problem.

  • Hippy

    Dont hold your breath. Lg is terrible with updates and has horrible quality control.

  • Eric

    You know, it figures! I really LOVE this phone. I’ve had it now for almost two months and have not had one problem with it. Of course I waited almost two years to upgrade my phone because $$ is tight (and I was waiting for “the right one”). Now I find out that a lot of people, it seems, are having various issues with their G2x…

    What I’m guessing this means for me (& the G2x “community”) is less, if any, 3rd party software development and support. I REALLY hope I’m wrong about this. I just can’t see companies like Netflix, Hulu or Blockbuster developing G2x specific software for a discontinued (??) / bug ridden phone. Tell me I’m wrong… Please!

    Take care,
    -Eric

    • hightechguy

      Always remember that it has a twin brother optimus 2x selling around the world. I am not worried about the software not delivered because it simply doesn’t make sense for LG to drop this powerful phone across all countries.

    • hightechguy

      Always remember that it has a twin brother optimus 2x selling around the world. I am not worried about the software not delivered because it simply doesn’t make sense for LG to drop this powerful phone across all countries.

  • my phone got caught in a reboot loop twice. I did a hand set exchange in which they charged me 5 dollars. I got the new handset and day 1 it shut off on me twice. I really dont want the sensation im trying to wait it out but come on man this is getting a lil silly waiting for this damn update.

  • my phone got caught in a reboot loop twice. I did a hand set exchange in which they charged me 5 dollars. I got the new handset and day 1 it shut off on me twice. I really dont want the sensation im trying to wait it out but come on man this is getting a lil silly waiting for this damn update.

  • Speedracerturbo

    I am so pissed at this stupid phone. I have gone through 6 of them already. I’m way past my 14 days and I am stuck with this crap phone. T-mobile won’t even send me a different phone to replace it anymore. They told me if I did not like the G2X anymore that they would sell me an HTC Sensation. I told them why would I need to but a new phone! They should give me a free phone but they won’t! 

    Class action Lawsuit anyone?!!! 

    • Yeah, class action lawsuit.

      How about you take the problem to LG since that is the phone’s manufacturer? T-Mobile is just the sales company. If your laptop quit working, would you contact Best Buy to get it fixed or would you go to Dell? Derrrr….

      • I pocntact bestbuy, not only did they sell it but BestBuy is all about customer experience and would honor the issue.

      • Micah

        When you signed your contract you signed off on a “forced arbitration” clause.  This means instead of filing in court you are stuck with an arbitrator picked by T-Mobile who doesn’t have to issue a documented opinion.  Moreover, you have no access to discovery as you would in a normal court proceeding. 

      • Rcmjr1560

        A class action seems to be in order. I bought the LG P999(G2x) only because they were promising the update by the end of June. It is July 2 and no update. I have found an attorney who is chomping at the bit. My phone, the second one now, still shuts down. I have to remove and replace the battery to turn it back on.
        If I don’t hear something by end of business 7/5, I think we will move forward.

    • Better you then me man, I can even get them to offer that I offered to buy the new phone at the web rates, not even asking it for free and tmobile told me NO, then they told me after my wife phone had issues, if we dont like it contact the manufacture, Anyone finds a lawyer that wants to class action lawsuit LG and tmobile, I am in!

  • G18industries

    I have the G2x and I have liked it.  My grandpa just got the sensation and the G2x is way better than that one in my mind.  Yah,  I have had some problems,  but we bought the first LG smart phone,  I was kinda expecting some glitches.  Yes,  I have had some problems,  but as long as they are fixing it,  I will wait and see.  I can say one thing.  This phone is WAY better then that crappy HTC HD2,  so I wouldn’t go on saying that HTC is blameless to releasing crap phones.  I also had just as many problems with my my touch 4g.  as far as little glitches go,  and they never told me they were working on a “fix” for that one.  However,  I do think that a wise carrier would slow down on releasing so many new phones and take their time making them perfect.  I would wait a few more months to get the new phone if my last pone and my new phone could be reliable 100% of the time,  wouldn’t you?

    • Michaeljsletten

      its not the first lg smartphone

    • Michaeljsletten

      its not the first lg smartphone

    • Michaeljsletten

      its not the first lg smartphone

  • hoping = not going to happen

  • Gsxrguy412

    I have had the lg g2x about two months now and completely love this thing.. I am excited to see what this update brings to it! As far as competing phones just wait for the hercules from samsung around august! Other than that this phone is tops on the market over all in my personal opinion.

  • Gsxrguy412

    I have had the lg g2x about two months now and completely love this thing.. I am excited to see what this update brings to it! As far as competing phones just wait for the hercules from samsung around august! Other than that this phone is tops on the market over all in my personal opinion.

  • Zifnab2k

    I hope this update resolves all the issues for those that kept the g2x. Unfortunately it won’t fix a bleeding screen. I would have probably kept the phone despite the OS issues if the screen didn’t bleed, but you just can’t fix hardware with a software update. 

    I love, love, love vanilla android, but this wasn’t quite vanilla enough. I seriously doubt you’ll see OS updates as fast as the Nexus line, the only true vanilla variety.

  • Zifnab2k

    I hope this update resolves all the issues for those that kept the g2x. Unfortunately it won’t fix a bleeding screen. I would have probably kept the phone despite the OS issues if the screen didn’t bleed, but you just can’t fix hardware with a software update. 

    I love, love, love vanilla android, but this wasn’t quite vanilla enough. I seriously doubt you’ll see OS updates as fast as the Nexus line, the only true vanilla variety.

  • Anonymous

    Flashed the Gingerbread leak – can’t be the final build…

    • Gsxrguy412

      How did you root your g2x? I couldn’t get a stable download of superoneclick! Is it worth it?

      • Anonymous

        I tried to leave the links but the site woudn’t allow it.  And hell yeah it’s worth it!  You’re gonna sit around for six months waiting on an update…  Go to unlockr dot com and search G2x,  it’s got you covered.  Once you’re rooted,  you’re going to need Titanium Back up premium so you can remove all apps you don’t want and back up apps you do want. And you need ROM Manager premium to install custom ROMS – both on the Android Market.  Be careful! 

  • zps

    this debacle is the exact reason we should all just buy nexus phones.  i intend to buy the nexus 3 and leave carrier ROM junk behind.  

  • Bardo

    Any word of improved reception / battery life with the new GB update. As a seven year customer of T-mo I’ve never been so disappointed in them. My experience with the G2X has been the worst. Dropped calls, crappy call quality, terrible volume, shut downs, 4 hour battery life… I’m currently on a jailbroken iPhone4 and pretty happy to have service 24 hours a day – and have a battery that lasts me a day and a half. Still, missing some of the Android features, but what good are they if the phone doesn’t serve as a PHONE!

  • Bardo

    Any word of improved reception / battery life with the new GB update. As a seven year customer of T-mo I’ve never been so disappointed in them. My experience with the G2X has been the worst. Dropped calls, crappy call quality, terrible volume, shut downs, 4 hour battery life… I’m currently on a jailbroken iPhone4 and pretty happy to have service 24 hours a day – and have a battery that lasts me a day and a half. Still, missing some of the Android features, but what good are they if the phone doesn’t serve as a PHONE!

  • Avetny

    COME ON !!! what ever just give THE UPDATE !!!!

  • Avetny

    COME ON !!! what ever just give THE UPDATE !!!!

  • Kimchee

    My first phone had bugs and issues so I sent it back.  THe second one came and I’m happy to say it’s 100% bug free.  Best phone on the market right now!!!

    • zps

      with improved firmware, you could be right.  as of now, no.  if only we could just get a stable STOCK version of gingerbread.  oh to dream…

    • zps

      with improved firmware, you could be right.  as of now, no.  if only we could just get a stable STOCK version of gingerbread.  oh to dream…

  • Kimchee

    My first phone had bugs and issues so I sent it back.  THe second one came and I’m happy to say it’s 100% bug free.  Best phone on the market right now!!!

  • Kimchee

    My first phone had bugs and issues so I sent it back.  THe second one came and I’m happy to say it’s 100% bug free.  Best phone on the market right now!!!

  • MN_Bug

    Man, I’m a big T-mobile fan but all of these “coming soon”, “just a few more weeks”, “Before XXXX”, is hurting their credibility.  I’d just as soon not have communication if all of the communication is just empty promises.

  • MN_Bug

    Man, I’m a big T-mobile fan but all of these “coming soon”, “just a few more weeks”, “Before XXXX”, is hurting their credibility.  I’d just as soon not have communication if all of the communication is just empty promises.

  • atb

     Guys chill. LG kept their promise about pushing 2.3 update to Optimus One lines and they did it. They pushed out a good update on time like what they said that the update would be in the summer. LG is keeping their promise don’t worry.

  • Wolphman007

    Dave, thank you very much, i folowed your instructions and got my G2X rooted and flashed with Trinity Bionix2 which is a version of GB 2.3.3. I’ve never done this before and was kinda intimidated but it took my a couple hours and it turned out perfect so far. If you don’t mind, i’d like to post your istructions above on other forums? Thanks again!!!!

  • Gsxrguy412

    Thank you I am looking forward to checkin out my first rooted android phone!

    • Anonymous

      Hey man,  here is a link to the more updated G2x drivers – 3.2.  Download where it says LG drivers…

      • Gsxrguy412

        Thanks again! Lol this is my first android so I’m tryin to learn all I can about these crazy devices..appreciate the help!

  • Gsxrguy412

    Thank you I am looking forward to checkin out my first rooted android phone!

  • Gsxrguy412

    Your the shnit bro! My brothe in law and I are gonna do it this weekend..ill post the results! Thanx homie

  • zps

    LG / T-MO.  Fail.   I am now seriously skeptical of both brands.  

  • Rcmjr1560

    LG needs to release a stable update now, and keep working on the big update. TMobile has sent only one replacement and won’t send another. My G2x shuts down at least twice a day. I have to remove and replace the battery to get it going again. Really great for business when I have to call my clients back and explain that I had to go through the routine to be able to use the phone again.

    • i hope you sent it back while in grace period or your stupid i did

  • G18industries

    I would like to know what happened to this announcement

  • zps

    “in a few days…”  LOL.  what a joke both these companies are.

  • zps

    “in a few days…”  LOL.  what a joke both these companies are.

  • fizdog

    If you read it i think it said something about jan2011…

    Anyway my g2x works fine besides the battery. And if I got that bleed I don’t notice it

  • fizdog

    If you read it i think it said something about jan2011…

    Anyway my g2x works fine besides the battery. And if I got that bleed I don’t notice it

  • fizdog

    If you read it i think it said something about jan2011…

    Anyway my g2x works fine besides the battery. And if I got that bleed I don’t notice it

  • fizdog

    If you read it i think it said something about jan2011…

    Anyway my g2x works fine besides the battery. And if I got that bleed I don’t notice it

  • SteveCee

    11 days later and???

  • Dfireballwow

    I’m really getting suck of this. For such a bad ass phone that this phone is and to be still waiting on these two companies to come out some kind of fix. What is going on? I should of none better to get this phone. We people that bought this phone are getting tired of waiting on you two companies to do something good here. I’m sick of it. Wish I would of never bought this phone. THIS SUCKS!!!

  • Dfireballwow

    Also I paid full price for this phone… and I have problems with this phone. I really wish I would of waited and got the HTC sensation.

    • Dfireballwow

      No wonder its out of stock. Its just a shame. Shame on LG AND T-MOBILE!!!

    • Dfireballwow

      No wonder its out of stock. Its just a shame. Shame on LG AND T-MOBILE!!!

  • AJ1

    Sooooo… It’s July and no update ?

  • W9ndu

    Give me my money back w9ndu@aol.com

  • W9ndu

    Give me my money back w9ndu@aol.com

  • Guest

    should have gotten the Sensation…, Atleast it has gingerbread…..

  • Guest

    should have gotten the Sensation…, Atleast it has gingerbread…..

  • Dodgeboy

    I am packing mine with antrax and returning it to TMobile today…. Beyond buyers remorse period my ass, this thing is defective and should be replace for free!!!!

  • Thechicagotimes

    LG stands for Loosing Game.

  • Thechicagotimes

    LG stands for Loosing Game.

  • Reloriaga

    T-mobile is aware of this issue for this device and is only willing to provide you with a warranty replace even thought that doesn’t fix the issue. FYI per a tmobile store rep, if they replace the phone more than 3 times, they have to replace the phone with a comparable device. Only problem is that you have to deal with the warranty department, then the loyalty department which are aware of the problem for this device and not that willing to assist you. I suggest that all lg g2x users should write a formal complaint via the Better Business Bureau, regarding this issue, since Tmobile nor LG is addressing the problem in a timely manner.

  • Hereford Dan

    This is now way beyond ridiculous.I bought my G2X, full price, with assurances that the GB update would be forth coming in timely fashion. I’m expecting to hear that T-Mobile is pulling the dangling carrot and “has now decided not to update the G2X to GB”. What could possibly be causing such a long delay?

  • Vish

    This is getting a big B.S, I got the phone a week after it came out.Sinva Slice that day I expected the GB update. T-Mobile said soon now they cancel it what’s wrong with them???

  • Vish

    This is getting a big B.S, I got the phone a week after it came out.Sinva Slice that day I expected the GB update. T-Mobile said soon now they cancel it what’s wrong with them???

    • Vishabhrulz

      Its since that day….

  • Vish

    This is getting a big B.S, I got the phone a week after it came out.Sinva Slice that day I expected the GB update. T-Mobile said soon now they cancel it what’s wrong with them???

  • Vish

    This is getting a big B.S, I got the phone a week after it came out.Sinva Slice that day I expected the GB update. T-Mobile said soon now they cancel it what’s wrong with them???

  • Dcombo1

    It is out just not ota you need the lg software updater

  • Dcombo1

    It is out just not ota you need the lg software updater