On the first day of this month, Chris Ziegler over at This Is My Next gave us a small preview of the upcoming Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the T-Mobile G2X. He managed to get the Gingerbread update on his handset, via PaulOBrien.
Sadly, at that time the Gingerbread leak was not made public by Paul or by Chris.
Today, it’s a different story though. Paul has gone ahead and released the Android 2.3 Gingerbread leaked update for the T-Mobile G2X in an update.zip format. The leak has no major bugs and issues, and there is a high possibility of it becoming an official release.
Early reports suggest that the overall phone performance and responsiveness have improved, considerably. The scrolling performance, and touch sensitivity of the screen have been improved as well. The custom Camera interface by LG as seen in Android 2.2 FroYo, has been replaced with stock Gingerbread camera UI.
Sadly, the Gingerbread version is 2.3.3, which means video call via Google talk is a no go!
Interested G2X owners can head over to this thread over at MoDaCo forums to download the Gingerbread leak for their handset. The update.zip is pre-rooted as well!
The T-Mobile G2X, a branded version of the LG Optimus 2X, which had been announced by LG and T-Mobile at CTIA 2011, was supposed to be launched on April 15, according to a tweet by the official account of T-Mobile on Twitter.
Today, T-Mobile officially launched the G2X, and it is now available for purchase. It is one of T-Mobile’s best Android smartphones and has received great reviews. It is priced at $199 with a 2 year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. It will be available in stores only after April 20.
It has a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It comes with a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor and has 512 MB RAM. It also has 8 GB internal storage and comes with the vanilla version of Android 2.2 Froyo, with an Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade in the offing. Having no custom UI, I believe, is one of the most attractive features of this phone.
It also has an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash which can shoot 1080p videos. It will be the first Android phone to ship with Tegra Zone. It also has HSPA+, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity with GPS support.
Order your T-Mobile G2X online here for $199.99 – T-Mobile G2X