LG Forums Says Gingerbread “Should Be” Less Than A Month Out

While the story of the T-Mobile G2x continues to take us on a roller coaster ride a discussion going on over at LG’s official forums gives us hope that a Gingerbread release is realistically coming soon. We emphasize “soon” because one of the forum moderators gives what we hope is an educated guess stating that “…i’d be really surprised if it was more than a month out” regarding the G2x Gingerbread update. Obviously we hope that the discussion forum moderators are somewhat in the know and that this isn’t just a way of placating an unhappy user base with an unrealistic timeframe.

We’ve been told that update has been coming “soon” for quite some time and with LG promising an update within a “few days” and that going by the wayside we hope that this moderator’s timeframe is more than just a guess. Fingers crossed.

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  • Lilwill

    This is gayy.. just go with the sensation

    • http://twitter.com/JBowdacious Jason Bowdach

      LOL, which is manufactured by HTC, who has their own issue with not listening to consumers. Everyone has been begging HTC to follow through with their unlocked bootloader “policy” but nothing so far. There are issues w/ every phone released now, it seems.

      • Dan

        Still far less problems than the G2X. I am glad I exchanged :)

      • Dan

        Still far less problems than the G2X. I am glad I exchanged :)

        • Anonymous

          Agree 100%.

  • http://twitter.com/Jaybadman Jaybadman

    WHAT THE HELL IS TAKING SO LONG ITS VANILLA ANDROID ARE WE GONNA GET THE LG SKIN ON THIS UPDATE ??? SMH IF WE DO 

    • Anonymous

      The question is, if it is straight android why isn’t it coming from….google why is lg even included.

  • http://profiles.google.com/godtoe Steven Garone

    LG Forum Moderator just lost his job, methinks.

  • Brandon Dean

    I went from an amazing HTC phone, the G2, t

    • WWWYKI!

      Same here. I still have my G2 and am leaning towards going back to it. My problems with the G2x didn’t arise till about a week ago. Before that, the only problems I had were it randomly restarting, but those were far and few between. I’m also contemplating resetting my G2x to see if that works

  • Hello

    Hurry upper people!!!!!!!!

  • Brandon Dean

    What annoys me about this situation isn’t so much the buggy phone, but the way T-mobile and LG are handling it. T-mobile is basically SILENT on it, although many an employee will tell you that the phone until its updated is a piece of crap. LG on the other hand is being like Motorola was with the Cliq, holding the carrot on the stick of a promised update, but dragging their feet, all the while users are stuck with a buggy phone. 

    The only problem with my G2X is the crashes. It seems to do it randomly, with now logic behind when it is going to happen. There is no correlation between heavy use and light use, it just crashes when it wants to. And you have to pull the battery out to get it to turn back on… CONVENIENT.

    • Guest

      Amen to that – the same way Samsung and T-Mobile remained silent with regards to the Vibrant.

    • Guest

      Amen to that – the same way Samsung and T-Mobile remained silent with regards to the Vibrant.

    • Anonymous

      Speaking of Motorola, it’s a Company just as bad or worse than LG, not only because of the Cliq, but also the Xoom tablet. Really when it comes down to it, it’s a safe bet to say that Samsung, Motorola, and LG are the biggest offenders when it comes to staying tight-lipped, speaking in cryptic terms or making false promises.

      On Motorola:

      Last night my sister (who has ALS) called and said that she really liked my tablet (that I let her try out over the 4th holiday, to see if it was easier to type on than her Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant.)  She asked if she could use my tablet to see if she uses it.  I said yes, but did not really want to give her MY tablet (Acer Iconia A500, 32GB, awesome device).  So after I got off the phone I drove to Target and bought a WiFi Xoom to try it out, intending to give her THAT tablet. ($500).

      Opening the box there was a slip of paper that said:

      “Motorola Xoom features full Adobe Flash Player support, to be available soon after launch.”

      In the microSD slot there was a clear plastic microSD shaped chip that said:

      “Replace with MicroSD only after Android system update.”

      After the unit was connected to my WiFi for about 10 minutes a system update did occur, installing Honeycomb 3.1

      After that “Android system update” (as said on the fake MicroSD chip) I rebooted and inserted a microSD chip into the slot.  It did NOT work.

      I searched on the Net and there were no projected dates on when Motorola would have the units sent in for the Adobe Flash update, nor to get the microSD slot working.

      Needless to say, Motorola is now on my “Do Not Trust” list and the tablet is going back to Target today.

      Sidenote: In my haste to get my sister a tablet I had forgotten about Motorola’s bizarre requirement that Xoom purchasers will have to send the purchased unit to Motorola for the Adobe Flash hardware upgrade.  That’s a big fail, IMHO. 

      Aside from all the bad publicity this tactic got, is Motorola prepared to pay millions for people to ship units and install the hardware upgrade?  I think not. 

      Clearly Motorola is banking on consumers not caring about Adobe Flash support and/or that most people won’t send in the units for the upgrade. Worse, maybe Motorola intends to never come out with the hardware upgrade. 

    • Anonymous

      Speaking of Motorola, it’s a Company just as bad or worse than LG, not only because of the Cliq, but also the Xoom tablet. Really when it comes down to it, it’s a safe bet to say that Samsung, Motorola, and LG are the biggest offenders when it comes to staying tight-lipped, speaking in cryptic terms or making false promises.

      On Motorola:

      Last night my sister (who has ALS) called and said that she really liked my tablet (that I let her try out over the 4th holiday, to see if it was easier to type on than her Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant.)  She asked if she could use my tablet to see if she uses it.  I said yes, but did not really want to give her MY tablet (Acer Iconia A500, 32GB, awesome device).  So after I got off the phone I drove to Target and bought a WiFi Xoom to try it out, intending to give her THAT tablet. ($500).

      Opening the box there was a slip of paper that said:

      “Motorola Xoom features full Adobe Flash Player support, to be available soon after launch.”

      In the microSD slot there was a clear plastic microSD shaped chip that said:

      “Replace with MicroSD only after Android system update.”

      After the unit was connected to my WiFi for about 10 minutes a system update did occur, installing Honeycomb 3.1

      After that “Android system update” (as said on the fake MicroSD chip) I rebooted and inserted a microSD chip into the slot.  It did NOT work.

      I searched on the Net and there were no projected dates on when Motorola would have the units sent in for the Adobe Flash update, nor to get the microSD slot working.

      Needless to say, Motorola is now on my “Do Not Trust” list and the tablet is going back to Target today.

      Sidenote: In my haste to get my sister a tablet I had forgotten about Motorola’s bizarre requirement that Xoom purchasers will have to send the purchased unit to Motorola for the Adobe Flash hardware upgrade.  That’s a big fail, IMHO. 

      Aside from all the bad publicity this tactic got, is Motorola prepared to pay millions for people to ship units and install the hardware upgrade?  I think not. 

      Clearly Motorola is banking on consumers not caring about Adobe Flash support and/or that most people won’t send in the units for the upgrade. Worse, maybe Motorola intends to never come out with the hardware upgrade. 

    • Anonymous

      Yep, that was making me crazy.  A few times I woke up to the black screen of death, missing my alarm for work.

  • Blkscorp75

    Who cares. If I can’t buy the phone what does it matter about the update.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NVTH5ABSLWQANJ3O7UOVOXB26Y MichaelS

      Because this article was not written directly for you.  :-)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NVTH5ABSLWQANJ3O7UOVOXB26Y MichaelS

      Because this article was not written directly for you.  :-)

  • trife

    Still waiting for the G2 to be updated. I’m slowly giving up hope b/c by the time it gets here, I’ll be using a different device.

    • Anonymous

      IMO, The G2 better get Gingerbread before the G2x since the G2 has been out since last year and its a vanilla android build.

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

        OEM dependent.. whoever is working faster.

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

        OEM dependent.. whoever is working faster.

    • Cristian_vzq

      I’m a G2 owner and trust me, I know how you feel. Everyday I get on the web to hear “some” type of news of the gingerbread update for the G2 but so far nothing. Everything I read was either released the beginning of this year or the beginning of june. Up untill now no new news. I also see myself buying a new phone or trading for another one. But I love my G2. Its quick its clean its a beasty phone. Ill only give myself till the end of this month. If the gingerbread update isn’t out by then for the G2, I’m jumping ship to the sensation or a nice little blackberry (altough it seems as if I would be downgrading if I where to get a blackberry but as far as I can say personally, blackberrys are great phones that do what they’re ment to do not like some androids)

      • Raf

        Yup. I search for G2 news every day. I’m getting tired of waiting.

  • Anonymous

    I’m somewhat fortunate in that my g2x is generally working fine (though my first unit was a lemon). While I’m anxious for Gingerbread to be released, though, I plan on waiting at least a week our so before installing it do all the bugs it will undoubtedly have can be ironed out.

    Isn’t T-mobile supposed top be introducing a separate update to address other issues a well?

  • Anonymous

    I’m somewhat fortunate in that my g2x is generally working fine (though my first unit was a lemon). While I’m anxious for Gingerbread to be released, though, I plan on waiting at least a week our so before installing it do all the bugs it will undoubtedly have can be ironed out.

    Isn’t T-mobile supposed top be introducing a separate update to address other issues a well?

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

    Optimus T + Gingerbread =  WIN!!!

  • Ralph Afatania

    With the proliferation of new android devices that are being rolled out at a breakneck pace, the G2x is an “old” phone already. When a “premium” device is introduced, its sales follow a curve who’s falling off is specifically affected by both the market buzz and introduction of the next “premium” device. Since the buzz about the problems with the G2x came early and loud, and the Sensation was announced before the G2x even hit the streets, I’d say the market life of this phone is about over. It doesn’t seem to be a priority any more (if it ever was….).

    The iPhone will continue to have a steady growing base and large market share because of its build quality and controlled release schedule. The wireless companies seem to think that Android customers will buy new $200+ phones every 4 to 6 months. What’s really appalling is that they’ll make you sign a two year contract, but won’t support the device you purchase for any time period even close to that.

  • Ralph Afatania

    With the proliferation of new android devices that are being rolled out at a breakneck pace, the G2x is an “old” phone already. When a “premium” device is introduced, its sales follow a curve who’s falling off is specifically affected by both the market buzz and introduction of the next “premium” device. Since the buzz about the problems with the G2x came early and loud, and the Sensation was announced before the G2x even hit the streets, I’d say the market life of this phone is about over. It doesn’t seem to be a priority any more (if it ever was….).

    The iPhone will continue to have a steady growing base and large market share because of its build quality and controlled release schedule. The wireless companies seem to think that Android customers will buy new $200+ phones every 4 to 6 months. What’s really appalling is that they’ll make you sign a two year contract, but won’t support the device you purchase for any time period even close to that.

    • Anonymous

      Great post, but I disagree about the iPhone.

      Apple ordered only 15 million iPhone 5 handsets for delivery in September.  That’s not indicative of a “growing base.”

      Moreover, Apple is running out of tricks.  The iPhone 5 will have an 8MP camera.  But beyond that there’s not anything remarkable nor innovative about it.  (Arguably, IMHO, because there’s not much that can be added to the phones that have debuted or been announced.)

      And the Samsung Galaxy S II is outselling the iPhone where it debuts.

      IMHO unless Apple introduces other phones (perhaps a budget iPhone, a mini model and a large-display unit), its days are numbered.  To be sure, selling a severely crippled device is a doomed strategy, especially if cachet is the only the reason the device sells. (Like faux politicians, fake stars, and one-hit wonders, cachet only gets you so far if that’s the only thing a person has to sell.)

      Apple is repeating the misguided strategies from the days of Apple v. Microsoft in the PC market.

      • Nick

        you talk about the iPhone 5 like all its specs have been released already.  We know absolutely nothing about it other than rumor and speculation (which amounts to nothing).

        • Anonymous

          You shouldn’t go by your knowing absolutely nothing as evidence of what the well-informed know. 

          The specs have been “released.” (The new Asian iPhone manufacturer, someone in there, released the specs.)

          Also, remember that September is just around the corner.  I assume you understand that phones are designed and manufactured well before this time.

        • Nick

          Thanks for a second post o’ rumors.

          Good day sir.

      • Nick

        you talk about the iPhone 5 like all its specs have been released already.  We know absolutely nothing about it other than rumor and speculation (which amounts to nothing).

      • Bratty

        Michael,
        1. You are spouting iPhone 5 rumors, not facts.
        2. Keeping with rumors, 15M is a STARTING order for Sept (if you believe the rumors).
        3. If you think the only reason to buy the iPhone is “cachet” and if you find an 8mp camera “innovative”, then I am surprised at your comments. You generally bring more depth to your posts.

      • Anonymous

        I’m going to be one of those 15 million that will get one.

        I was about to get the G2X, but been reading everywhere that it has problems and to stay away. I won’t go with HTC, cause their hardware sucks. Speakers are weak, and camera…let’s just say that my Nokia N95 takes better pics than these so-called 8mp HTC phones.Those are deal breakers “for me”.

        Hate it or love it, but the iPhone 5 will be a MONSTER hit. People talking about it like crazy and it’s not even out yet. 2 more months! 2 MORE MONTHS! I hope it comes to T-Mobile.

        • Anonymous

          If the iPhone 5 comes with the metal back plate… i’m sold. I just hope it’s not glass… that’s the only reason I haven’t jumped ship. T-MO needs to release more WP7 phones and the HP PRE 3 as well. Seriously, there are a lot of us that don’t want Androids. The only reason I wanted to get the LG G2X was ’cause of the Tegra 2, 4g, and design…. pure sexxxyness.

        • Anonymous

          If the iPhone 5 comes with the metal back plate… i’m sold. I just hope it’s not glass… that’s the only reason I haven’t jumped ship. T-MO needs to release more WP7 phones and the HP PRE 3 as well. Seriously, there are a lot of us that don’t want Androids. The only reason I wanted to get the LG G2X was ’cause of the Tegra 2, 4g, and design…. pure sexxxyness.

        • Anonymous

          If the iPhone 5 comes with the metal back plate… i’m sold. I just hope it’s not glass… that’s the only reason I haven’t jumped ship. T-MO needs to release more WP7 phones and the HP PRE 3 as well. Seriously, there are a lot of us that don’t want Androids. The only reason I wanted to get the LG G2X was ’cause of the Tegra 2, 4g, and design…. pure sexxxyness.

    • Anonymous

      Great post, but I disagree about the iPhone.

      Apple ordered only 15 million iPhone 5 handsets for delivery in September.  That’s not indicative of a “growing base.”

      Moreover, Apple is running out of tricks.  The iPhone 5 will have an 8MP camera.  But beyond that there’s not anything remarkable nor innovative about it.  (Arguably, IMHO, because there’s not much that can be added to the phones that have debuted or been announced.)

      And the Samsung Galaxy S II is outselling the iPhone where it debuts.

      IMHO unless Apple introduces other phones (perhaps a budget iPhone, a mini model and a large-display unit), its days are numbered.  To be sure, selling a severely crippled device is a doomed strategy, especially if cachet is the only the reason the device sells. (Like faux politicians, fake stars, and one-hit wonders, cachet only gets you so far if that’s the only thing a person has to sell.)

      Apple is repeating the misguided strategies from the days of Apple v. Microsoft in the PC market.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1060836854 Randall Ainsworth

    Less than a month…

    Uh-huh. The check’s in the mail too.

  • Jwicks82

    My g2x if fine. The only issue I have with it is the heat spikes it produces. Got up to 113 last night. Hopefully the bread update will fix this. Other than that my g2x handles like a boss. I hope the update fixes everything because this phone is ridiculous and the ones who bought this phone should be able to experience that.

    • http://profiles.google.com/claudiamarie64 Claudia Carvalho

      I’ve been pretty fortunate with my G2x, too. My only complaints are that the battery drains more quickly than my husband’s Vibrant’s, and sometimes I can’t get as strong a voice signal as he can. Other than those pesky issues, no freezes, random reboots, force stops, or WiFi connectivity issues so far. I hope the phone continues to behave.

    • None

      These heat spikes alone will take a physical toll on the device.  I do not think there will be too many G2x devices working through their 2-year contract unless they get this under control.

  • Jwicks82

    My g2x if fine. The only issue I have with it is the heat spikes it produces. Got up to 113 last night. Hopefully the bread update will fix this. Other than that my g2x handles like a boss. I hope the update fixes everything because this phone is ridiculous and the ones who bought this phone should be able to experience that.

  • Anonymous

    And it’s a standard practice of restaurant hosts to always tell the customer that “a table will be available in about 20 to 30 minutes” even when they know the table won’t be ready for an hour.  It’s far easier to tell the waiting customer at the 30 minute mark “just a few more minutes” rather than “it will be an hour” when they first walk in.

    Point: Always take time estimates with a grain of salt, meaning be skeptical.  ;)

  • Anonymous

    And it’s a standard practice of restaurant hosts to always tell the customer that “a table will be available in about 20 to 30 minutes” even when they know the table won’t be ready for an hour.  It’s far easier to tell the waiting customer at the 30 minute mark “just a few more minutes” rather than “it will be an hour” when they first walk in.

    Point: Always take time estimates with a grain of salt, meaning be skeptical.  ;)

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    This is starting to piss me off. They said Quick update to Gingerbread, & if I’m not mistaken 2 other devices on other carriers are being updated to Gingerbread (I know the HTC EVO Shift 4G is for sure). Now, I wouldn’t be upset if the Gingerbread update wasn’t supposed to patch up issues currently on the G2x. I kinda feel like rooting it, but I rather wait until I know will this update fix the issue because I have no other use for rooting. & the thing with rooting is sometimes there aren’t really methods to unroot your device. I saw a unroot walk through, but it was on another site from the one I originally saw the root method, & said I needed to use that one to do the unroot, but the one before to root seemed more competent. & I don’t wanna brick my G2x. It’s already July, the update needs to come out like Mid-July (truthfully like now), especially since they’re not offering not warranty exchanges right now for issues like this (they told me myself). August will really make me highly upset & I will end up selling my G2x. It’s lagging, the battery dies fast (Even w/ just 2G on), it freezes at times. It’s just a big burden. I don’t even enjoy the device anymore. I hate how they release devices and they have boat loads of issues. I can deal w/ a few minor issues here & there because nothings perfect, but this is just too much. I have struck wrong on many occasions (MyTouch 3G, Motorola Cliq, Samsung Vibrant), & I wanna say the G2, but it got better after time. Come on LG & T-Mobile. Now, I kinda wanna get the MyTouch Slide 4G (Yes, I love HTC Sense & the MyTouch overlay, I think it’s pretty neat). These are just my personal opinions.

    • Nate

      Rooting and unrooting the g2x is ridiculously easy.

      Grab an application on your PC called ‘superoneclick’ and plug your device in. You MAY have to download drivers from LG for the device, but that’s not crazy.

      Superoneclick literally roots your phone with one click. Same for unrooting.

    • Nate

      Rooting and unrooting the g2x is ridiculously easy.

      Grab an application on your PC called ‘superoneclick’ and plug your device in. You MAY have to download drivers from LG for the device, but that’s not crazy.

      Superoneclick literally roots your phone with one click. Same for unrooting.

    • Nate

      Rooting and unrooting the g2x is ridiculously easy.

      Grab an application on your PC called ‘superoneclick’ and plug your device in. You MAY have to download drivers from LG for the device, but that’s not crazy.

      Superoneclick literally roots your phone with one click. Same for unrooting.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        Yeah, it’s easy. It’s just the fact that their is also a method to increase your battery life, but it tells you to only use that method for rooting, to use the battery life increase method. & the other unrooting method was tied to the original one I found. It’s confusing, but let’s just say the two methods aren’t the same.

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          But, I will try in a week when I get a new G2x because it’s officially done for. The network for it has officially went missing. I can not access the internet or any data services at all.

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    This is starting to piss me off. They said Quick update to Gingerbread, & if I’m not mistaken 2 other devices on other carriers are being updated to Gingerbread (I know the HTC EVO Shift 4G is for sure). Now, I wouldn’t be upset if the Gingerbread update wasn’t supposed to patch up issues currently on the G2x. I kinda feel like rooting it, but I rather wait until I know will this update fix the issue because I have no other use for rooting. & the thing with rooting is sometimes there aren’t really methods to unroot your device. I saw a unroot walk through, but it was on another site from the one I originally saw the root method, & said I needed to use that one to do the unroot, but the one before to root seemed more competent. & I don’t wanna brick my G2x. It’s already July, the update needs to come out like Mid-July (truthfully like now), especially since they’re not offering not warranty exchanges right now for issues like this (they told me myself). August will really make me highly upset & I will end up selling my G2x. It’s lagging, the battery dies fast (Even w/ just 2G on), it freezes at times. It’s just a big burden. I don’t even enjoy the device anymore. I hate how they release devices and they have boat loads of issues. I can deal w/ a few minor issues here & there because nothings perfect, but this is just too much. I have struck wrong on many occasions (MyTouch 3G, Motorola Cliq, Samsung Vibrant), & I wanna say the G2, but it got better after time. Come on LG & T-Mobile. Now, I kinda wanna get the MyTouch Slide 4G (Yes, I love HTC Sense & the MyTouch overlay, I think it’s pretty neat). These are just my personal opinions.

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    Next time when people post like Motorola is bad, Samsung is bad, LG is bad (because of past experiences w/ devices), I will just listen. I try to get manufacturers a chance, but they just make me look stupid & stay wrong as people previous to me have stated. I love HTC, I should’ve stuck with them :/

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    Next time when people post like Motorola is bad, Samsung is bad, LG is bad (because of past experiences w/ devices), I will just listen. I try to get manufacturers a chance, but they just make me look stupid & stay wrong as people previous to me have stated. I love HTC, I should’ve stuck with them :/

  • Anonymous

    It will not make them look any better. I needed that phone for work but suddenly that line became unreliable because of the G2x. We are quickly approaching three months of a malfunctioning device with no official word on a date by which it will be fixed or alternative resolution offered. 

    I had to force a store manager to give me a Sensation, as I was refusing to leave until he fixed or replaced my G2x, since they had been promising for weeks that there would be a solution soon.

    • jd25

      how much did it cost for u to exchange it for the sensation?…

  • Ronnie B

    I’ve had it with T-Mobile and their promises.  I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • BigMixxx

    Sticking with my HD2 running android!  Best decision thus far!

  • BigMixxx

    Sticking with my HD2 running android!  Best decision thus far!

  • BigMixxx

    Sticking with my HD2 running android!  Best decision thus far!

  • Empireofdustnyc

    This G2x fiasco seems like the Vibrant all over again.

  • Robert Bogart

    Anyone who has a G2x should just call and ask for an exchange to the Sensation. I did it and I couldn’t be happier. Especially about the battery life. 33 hours off the charger with moderate use. Even with NO use, I was lucky to get 12 hours out of the G2x. Also while Tegra 2 is faster on paper, in real world use (even with the new Sense 3.0), the new Snapdragon whips it.

    • jd25

      u got a free exchange? i thought they weren’t exchanching it for the sensation

      • Robert Bogart

        You have to work them but they’ll do it. A phone rebooting itself is pretty much unacceptable…

    • Bigmerf

      I dod the same thing, but had to pay 50 extra.. i exchanged my wifes. by the way does this GB update include my daughters optimus t? lol

    • guest

      you must be joking the sensation does not come close to the G2Xs speed, i had the G2X for like 3 weeks and never had a hiccup. when i got the sensation for fathers day i was excited to own another “dual core beast” but it just doesnt live up to the hype. it slows down a lot. it takes seconds to open applications and sense 3.0 takes alot of ram that when i open alot of applications at a time it just restarts itself to free up ram. i am very disappointed at htc for still using pos qualcomm chips when theres better ones out there

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6JUK2RDOPHCULTIFWTNRVQ4PYQ JonathanW

    Bull s**t on the “tmobile not replacing g2x” I just talked to them about my heat spikes and it too maybe 5 minutes and the offered me a new one. I didn’t even ask for one, I was just hoping for a fix that I could do because thats the only problem with the phone. Watch me receive the one that reboots, freezes, and or has screen bleeding. FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU********************KKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6JUK2RDOPHCULTIFWTNRVQ4PYQ JonathanW

    These damn people are SO careful about what they say about this phone and the gingerbread update. Its always “we are so sorry to hear about your issues” or “we understand the importance of a working phone”. BLAH BLAH BLAH, stop feeding me bull sh*t and tell me what I want to hear. Its like pulling teeth with these guys when I ask them whats up with the update or the phone itself. Thats a bad job by you!

  • Clint

    FLOP

  • Creativebluedot

    LG has abandoned the Optimus T(P-509) for T-mobile. It is supposed to have a Gingerbread update for this month.

  • Creativebluedot

    LG has abandoned the Optimus T(P-509) for T-mobile. It is supposed to have a Gingerbread update for this month.

  • Nick

    I fully understand that it is up to the manufacturers, not TMobile, to come through with these updates, but I also think that TMO washes its hands of a device once it has sold it.  They stay too quite for too long about these updates and don’t seem to care about if they even come.  They know that customers want their devices updated asap but they don’t deliver on that expectation.  Maybe it’s time for us to lower our expectations.  I would love to see TMO (or any carrier) use their muscle and tell the manufacturers “if you don’t provide an update within x months after it’s released, we’ll stop carrying your devices.”

    I’m not naive enough to not think that TMO would rather sell you a new phone than update your current one, but that’s not reasonable for 99% of customers.

  • Lori Bailey

    People keep saying, “Just go with the Sensation.” I hate to tell you,  Sensation users are really beginning to pipe up with their concerns on forums all over the net.  My G2x is experiencing the same random reboot issues and has minor screen bleeding, but overall it’s the best darned phone I’ve ever used, especially when it comes to speed.  Try loading your G2x to near capacity with apps and leave task killers alone and it still runs with nary a hiccup.  My friend’s Sensation is already beginning to lag after only a week of use.  They both have their advantages and disadvantages.  If LG addressed the software issues from the beginning and had been upfront about it, they would have likely found themselves on top of the best phone lists with the G2x.   Everyone I know who rooted their G2x said their issues were resolved (except the screen bleeding issues of course). 

    • Robert Bogart

      Really? All the issues were resolved? Ummm riiiiight. You can’t even use A2DP with a custom ROM because of LG’s drivers. And I STILL had reboots and freezes.

      As for the Sensation, it has yet to show me any lag and I’ve pounded the heck out of it.

      • Nate

        Sounds like you had a bad flash. A2dp will be borked until we get new software from LG, but I’ve flashed 4 roms to my g2x( cm7 daily, easglesblood, ultimate and the leaked gb build) and with every rom I’ve never noticed a reboot or freeze.

        And most of xda seems to have the same luck.

    • Robert Bogart

      Really? All the issues were resolved? Ummm riiiiight. You can’t even use A2DP with a custom ROM because of LG’s drivers. And I STILL had reboots and freezes.

      As for the Sensation, it has yet to show me any lag and I’ve pounded the heck out of it.

  • Lori Bailey

    People keep saying, “Just go with the Sensation.” I hate to tell you,  Sensation users are really beginning to pipe up with their concerns on forums all over the net.  My G2x is experiencing the same random reboot issues and has minor screen bleeding, but overall it’s the best darned phone I’ve ever used, especially when it comes to speed.  Try loading your G2x to near capacity with apps and leave task killers alone and it still runs with nary a hiccup.  My friend’s Sensation is already beginning to lag after only a week of use.  They both have their advantages and disadvantages.  If LG addressed the software issues from the beginning and had been upfront about it, they would have likely found themselves on top of the best phone lists with the G2x.   Everyone I know who rooted their G2x said their issues were resolved (except the screen bleeding issues of course). 

  • Mark1207

    Sammie said the same thing about the vibrant. Epic Fail! G2x was a great concept though!

  • Anonymous

    For those wanting some insight on what LG is up to, not only with this phone, but its products, IMHO this article is most interesting and revealing.  Perhaps this explains why the G2X is having problems, why LG is speaking in vague terms, and why LG is dragging its feet on updates and fixes. (E.g., if it’s posting losses on its bottom line, spending millions to address T-Mobile customer complaints, perhaps LG is reluctant to devote much time to what it considers a lost cause?  Just thinking out loud as to motive here. Don’t flame critical thinking.  ;)

    Via Reuters:

    LG Electronics Inc., the South Korean firm and the third-largest phone maker globally by volume, Thursday said it was unable to predict a turnaround time for the phones unit, which has reported four consecutive quarterly losses. LG slashed its sales targets on Thursday, as it struggles to break into the fiercely-competitive smartphone market.

    LG has been slower than its bigger Korean rival Samsung Electronics in refocusing on smartphones.  Its smaller scale has held it back from profiting on rising demand for cheaper phones.

    “Our overall performance is gradually improving … but it’s difficult to give a precise prediction when our business will turn around, due to a fast changing external market environment,” said Park Jong-seok, head of LG’s handset division.

    “LG’s weakness in smartphones is having a knock-on effect across the portfolio and severely straining [profit] margins. Nokia’s recent price drops reflect the cut-throat economics all phone makers face,” said Ben Wood, research director at CCS Insight. Nokia, which like LG has been slow to revamp its high-end offering, has cut the prices of its smartphones in Europe by up to 15 percent.

    “The next few quarters are going to be brutal. Nokia and Blackberry maker RIM are cutting prices and margins to stem eroding market share while others such as Samsung see a window of opportunity to grab share. It’s a storm that will undoubtedly result in some high-profile casualties,” Wood said.

    STRUGGLING

    LG is expected to report a fifth consecutive quarterly loss from handset sales in the April-June period because it has failed to introduce products to challenge Apple and Samsung, and due to weakening demand growth for its simpler feature phones.

    “In mature markets the LG brand is still considered a step down from Samsung, which makes their products less appealing, HTC now means more to many consumers than LG.” said Carolina Milanesi, a Gartner analyst.

    (ItsMichaelNotMike: LOL… see my posts in here about Lucky Goldstar, aka Goldstar of the electronics old days and its 80s/90s reputation for producing cheap, junky electronics.)

  • ryan

    i ex love was an iphone 3gs.  my new love is the g2x…..first let me say, i feel for the people who bought the bad batch of g2x because i must be the minority who luckily bought a proper working g2x. i never had issues with the phone. watching movies and tv is awesome!  as for apps…speedy and snappy is the word.  i use it for music and for backing up my office data on the extra micro sd.  it really is the almost perfect phone.  my next test is the hdmi output to tv when i upgrade to gingerbread…(i heard netflix will be available on gingerbread).  i hope gingerbread comes out quick!

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

    “Soon”…. Kinda like my G2. *banging head on table*

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad I jumped off that titanic of a phone after one month…what lousy support from both LG and tmobile.

    I went from the G1, to the N1, to the G2X, and boy, it feels good to be back with HTC and have a phone that just works.  There are some minor complaints I have with the S4g, but nothing like the absolute hysterics I had to go through trying to keep my G2X on for more than 4 consecutive hours.  I used every rom out there, which was the fun part…but I had constant reboots, factory resets and lurid battery drainage.

    • Robert Bogart

      Sums it up exactly. Also, the uptime on my Sensation is currently at 74 hours… my G2x would have rebooted at least 5 times by now.

      • Esoto714

        You said 33 hours off the charger 6 hours ago. I heard the S4g will also cure the blind. Idiot.

        • Wilysily

          Uptime is different from running on the battery. Uptime is just how long the OS has been running for.

        • Anonymous

          Lol, obviously, you’re the idiot.

          Uptime refers to the amount of time that the phone has been kept on. With or without a charger connected. Learn what words mean before you make yourself look clueless.

        • Anonymous

          Esoto… like the others said, you need to improve your comprehension and also brush up on terminology, especially if you are going to insult someone by calling him an “idiot.”  It’s one thing to simply criticize, but when you include an insult, you had better be correct in what you’re saying.

          Aside from the fact that “uptime” is an ancient term (meaning how long something has been “on,” to put it simply) he correctly used the term to compare that his G2x would have rebooted at least 5 times in that 72 hours.

          Bonus Comment: You might as well change your name since you have established that Esoto714 is the idiot (your word, not mine).

          Bonus Comment: “Uptime – Noun: a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is functioning and available for use.”

          Hint for you: Not to be confused with “sUPperTIME”

        • Anonymous

          Esoto… like the others said, you need to improve your comprehension and also brush up on terminology, especially if you are going to insult someone by calling him an “idiot.”  It’s one thing to simply criticize, but when you include an insult, you had better be correct in what you’re saying.

          Aside from the fact that “uptime” is an ancient term (meaning how long something has been “on,” to put it simply) he correctly used the term to compare that his G2x would have rebooted at least 5 times in that 72 hours.

          Bonus Comment: You might as well change your name since you have established that Esoto714 is the idiot (your word, not mine).

          Bonus Comment: “Uptime – Noun: a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is functioning and available for use.”

          Hint for you: Not to be confused with “sUPperTIME”

  • Euched

    This reminds me of the Eclair update for the Motorola Cliq!

  • Euched

    This reminds me of the Eclair update for the Motorola Cliq!

  • Anonymous

    So our news on the G2x is coming from a forum moderator?

    Huh, sad.

    • Anonymous

      its okay just type g2x on google and the 3rd thing is problems after reviews and specs. 

      cant take that down…

  • CactusCat

    You know what? I’m almost convinced that these Asian companies employ either a) Simpletons that don’t know how to do things properly or b) People that are hired to do a project and will lose their jobs once they complete it.   Why do these things seem to drag on for ever and ever?    Take some notes LG and Samsung (and others)  —– Give a handful of your phones that are having problems and the source code to the boys over at XDA and you’ll have a working release in a few weeks or maybe even a few days. Why is it that the humble developer’s community (that really doesn’t make any $$ out of the deal) can get this stuff working almost overnight, but a multi-million dollar company with super deep pockets can’t get something out for months and months?  I say the developers have much better communication as well. For crying out loud LG, this is almost vanilla Android we’re dealing with.

    • Gm Aharrington1

      Obviously you think that xda makes flawless custom roms. So there is no point in stating that the only way they can is because the manufacturer’s allow the bootloader to be unlocked. Nevermind, think what you want I’m tired of explaining things to people that think they know it all.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a senior member over at XDA and have been there for years.

      Flattering as your compliment and comment is, the truth is that XDA is a worldwide community of everyday people who CANNOT work miracles. 

      Fact is that many defects or problems cannot be fixed or a workaround developed.  And if it’s a hardware issue, 99% of the time we are SOL.

      And what Gm implies is accurate, many ROMS on XDA (or fixes) are flawed.  Just because we post something on XDA does NOT mean it’s perfect, much less a real solution for whatever the problem is.

      All that said, IMHO XDA is the best online community for wireless tech. It’s the coolest place to hang for custom ROMS, customization, mods, remedies, solutions and geek chit chat.

      • CactusCat

        I fully comprehend the complexities of ROMs and capabilities of the XDA bunch as well as others. And to GM Aharrington1, no I don’t think XDA makes flawless ROMs. But they do communicate well, and in most cases, get the VAST majority of the units working within certain boundries, to which ItsMichael referred. And I can guarantee you that given the problems of the G2X, XDA could have come out with a very workable ROM very quickly (even if it did include a few flaws). I flashed a TeamWhiskey ROM on my Vibrant in days past, and while I liked it, it wasn’t perfect. I continued to tweak it until it was just like I wanted.  Thus, many G2X users would have been relieved to see a good ROM come out, addressing most of their problems, even if it wasn’t 100% perfect. After the initial “good” ROM is found, then the additional tweaking can iron out most of the other issues. But I do agree that sometimes, there is no fix, especially when certain hardware problems emerge as stated by ItsMichaelNotMike.

      • CactusCat

        I fully comprehend the complexities of ROMs and capabilities of the XDA bunch as well as others. And to GM Aharrington1, no I don’t think XDA makes flawless ROMs. But they do communicate well, and in most cases, get the VAST majority of the units working within certain boundries, to which ItsMichael referred. And I can guarantee you that given the problems of the G2X, XDA could have come out with a very workable ROM very quickly (even if it did include a few flaws). I flashed a TeamWhiskey ROM on my Vibrant in days past, and while I liked it, it wasn’t perfect. I continued to tweak it until it was just like I wanted.  Thus, many G2X users would have been relieved to see a good ROM come out, addressing most of their problems, even if it wasn’t 100% perfect. After the initial “good” ROM is found, then the additional tweaking can iron out most of the other issues. But I do agree that sometimes, there is no fix, especially when certain hardware problems emerge as stated by ItsMichaelNotMike.

      • CactusCat

        I fully comprehend the complexities of ROMs and capabilities of the XDA bunch as well as others. And to GM Aharrington1, no I don’t think XDA makes flawless ROMs. But they do communicate well, and in most cases, get the VAST majority of the units working within certain boundries, to which ItsMichael referred. And I can guarantee you that given the problems of the G2X, XDA could have come out with a very workable ROM very quickly (even if it did include a few flaws). I flashed a TeamWhiskey ROM on my Vibrant in days past, and while I liked it, it wasn’t perfect. I continued to tweak it until it was just like I wanted.  Thus, many G2X users would have been relieved to see a good ROM come out, addressing most of their problems, even if it wasn’t 100% perfect. After the initial “good” ROM is found, then the additional tweaking can iron out most of the other issues. But I do agree that sometimes, there is no fix, especially when certain hardware problems emerge as stated by ItsMichaelNotMike.

      • CactusCat

        I fully comprehend the complexities of ROMs and capabilities of the XDA bunch as well as others. And to GM Aharrington1, no I don’t think XDA makes flawless ROMs. But they do communicate well, and in most cases, get the VAST majority of the units working within certain boundries, to which ItsMichael referred. And I can guarantee you that given the problems of the G2X, XDA could have come out with a very workable ROM very quickly (even if it did include a few flaws). I flashed a TeamWhiskey ROM on my Vibrant in days past, and while I liked it, it wasn’t perfect. I continued to tweak it until it was just like I wanted.  Thus, many G2X users would have been relieved to see a good ROM come out, addressing most of their problems, even if it wasn’t 100% perfect. After the initial “good” ROM is found, then the additional tweaking can iron out most of the other issues. But I do agree that sometimes, there is no fix, especially when certain hardware problems emerge as stated by ItsMichaelNotMike.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a senior member over at XDA and have been there for years.

      Flattering as your compliment and comment is, the truth is that XDA is a worldwide community of everyday people who CANNOT work miracles. 

      Fact is that many defects or problems cannot be fixed or a workaround developed.  And if it’s a hardware issue, 99% of the time we are SOL.

      And what Gm implies is accurate, many ROMS on XDA (or fixes) are flawed.  Just because we post something on XDA does NOT mean it’s perfect, much less a real solution for whatever the problem is.

      All that said, IMHO XDA is the best online community for wireless tech. It’s the coolest place to hang for custom ROMS, customization, mods, remedies, solutions and geek chit chat.

  • zps

    LG, listen closely:  YOU HAVE PERMANENTLY LOST A CUSTOMER.  I will buying Nexus phones exclusively from here out.

    • Anonymous

      What if LG makes the next Nexus phone?

      • zps

        Lol.  That will not happen.

        • Anonymous

          it might

        • kir

          it won’t….lg sucks. g2x is gross. the back is so boring and ugly. the screen could have been a could have easily been 4.5″ with all the wasted space on the top of the bottom. Or they could have made a decent sized 4″ device. there is such a lack of design engineering on the device. can’t even get the device to work with pure google. 

        • kir

          it won’t….lg sucks. g2x is gross. the back is so boring and ugly. the screen could have been a could have easily been 4.5″ with all the wasted space on the top of the bottom. Or they could have made a decent sized 4″ device. there is such a lack of design engineering on the device. can’t even get the device to work with pure google. 

        • kir

          it won’t….lg sucks. g2x is gross. the back is so boring and ugly. the screen could have been a could have easily been 4.5″ with all the wasted space on the top of the bottom. Or they could have made a decent sized 4″ device. there is such a lack of design engineering on the device. can’t even get the device to work with pure google. 

        • g2x

          And HTC makes a beautiful device? Every phone they have produced for the last year has followed a generic mold with different hardware. 

        • g2x

          And HTC makes a beautiful device? Every phone they have produced for the last year has followed a generic mold with different hardware. 

        • Anonymous

          The back is supposed to be pretty and interesting? Do you just stare at the back of it? Or actually use it?

          Most people would find 4.5 inches too big, and to be honest, most people LIKE the way the G2X looks.

          The most important thing to most people is if it works, looks second. 2.2 isn’t meant for dual core either, they should’ve put GB on it instead, so I’ll agree with you there.

        • Anonymous

          The back is supposed to be pretty and interesting? Do you just stare at the back of it? Or actually use it?

          Most people would find 4.5 inches too big, and to be honest, most people LIKE the way the G2X looks.

          The most important thing to most people is if it works, looks second. 2.2 isn’t meant for dual core either, they should’ve put GB on it instead, so I’ll agree with you there.