T-Mobile G2 ‘Temporary’ Root Now Available

It has only been a few days since the T-Mobile G2 started shipping and the handset has already been rooted. The G2 comes with stock version of Android 2.2 i.e. without the popular Sense UI. Rooting an Android phone brings with it a lot of advantage. It allows you to overclock or underclock your phone’s CPU for better performance or better battery life and enable Mobile tethering etcetera.

Users who are interested in rooting their G2 should get adb on their PC and install Terminal Emulator on their handset. The steps to root the G2 can be found here. The only downside of this root is that its temporary in nature. It means that as soon as a user restarts his phone the root will vanish and he will have to re-do the rooting process again.

However, I am pretty sure the folks at XDA-Developers forum will find a workaround for this soon enough.

T-Mobile G2 Now Available in the US

The T-Mobile G2 is one of the best new Android smartphones. It became available for pre-orders just a week back, and now, according to reports, the T-Mobile G2 is already available on sale in certain regions.

According to TMONews, the T-Mobile G2 is already available at certain stores in the US, 3 days before the scheduled October 6 release date. It is available for $200 with contract.

It offers some really good hardware specifications: it has a physical QWERTY keypad and a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen S-LCD display. It comes with an 800 MHz processor and 512 MB RAM. It runs the latest version of the Android OS – Android 2.2 Froyo. It also has a 5 MP camera.

It will be sold as the HTC Desire Z across the world, without any contract.

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T-Mobile G2 Pre-Orders Starts Tomorrow

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We have a good news for those who were waiting for the launch of T-Mobile G2 smartphone. The guys at TMO News shared the leaked internal T-Mobile notification which says that, T-Mobile G2 will be available for pre-order from tomorrow at select T-Mobile retail stores and the device will launch on October 6th.

From September 24 through October 4, existing T-Mobile customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order the T-Mobile G2 with Google at select T-Mobile retail stores, through Care upgrades, and online at http://G2.t-mobile.com. A limited number of G2 smartphones will also be available for employees to pre-order on My T-Mobile.

The G2 is schedules to be available to all customers at select T-Mobile retail stores, Care upgrades, select retail partner locations and online on October 6.

T-Mobile G2 is powered by Android 2.2 operating system and 800 MHz Qualcomm processor. It features a 3.7 inch WVGA AMOLED screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, HTC Sense, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, 4GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, HD video recording and so on.

T-Mobile G2 comes with a price tag of $199.99 with a 2 years contract. You can pre-order this device online or at select T-Mobile retail stores. This handset will be available for pre-order, only to the existing customers of T-Mobile.

T-Mobile G2 Officially Announced

Today, the HTC G2 has been finally been announced by T-Mobile. The G2 will be the first phone from T-Mobile to feature HSPA+, which is more commonly known as 4G. The T-Mobile G2 will sport a 3.7-inch screen with a resolution of 800×400 along with a slide-out four row QWERTY keyboard. T-Mobile G2 The slide-out QWERTY keyboard will also have shortcut keys for quick access to various Google services. The phone packs in 512MB of RAM along with 4GB of internal memory. An 8GB microSD card will also be present in the retail box of the device.

The phone also sports a 5MP camera with LED flash and auto-focus. The handset will be powered by a Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm running at 800 MHz. Early benchmarks indicate that the G2 is no slow-couch and offers graphical performance similar to the Motorola Droid X/Droid 2. The G2 will also be running on stock Android 2.2-YES!-Stock Android 2.2. No operator customizations, no HTC Sense on top of the Android UI nothing!

The G2 will also be the first phone to feature a handy Google Voice widget which we saw earlier.  Existing T-Mobile customers will get the opportunity to pre-order the device first. The device will be up for pre-order sometime later this month. Sadly, T-Mobile did not mention anything about the pricing of the device.

T-Mobile G2 Official Pictures Leak

The T-Mobile G2 has been gaining a lot of hype for the last week. The T-Mobile G2 from HTC is expected to be based on the new MSM7230 platform from Qualcomm. The device is expected to be launched on the T-Mobile T-Mobile G2 network on September 29. The HTC made G2 will be the first mobile under the T-Mobile network to feature HSPA+.

Now the folks over at CellPhonesDigital have managed to get their hands on the official leaked pictures of the T-Mobile G2. According to them, the device will be available only in one color Silver. The handset was initially reported to be running on stock Android 2.2 but the site reports that it might run the HTC Sense UI on top of the Android OS. The site has also posted the specifications of the G2 but I would take them with a pinch of salt.

I expect T-Mobile to officially announce the HTC G2 within a couple of weeks.

T-Mobile G2 To Launch on September 29?

The HTC or the T-Mobile G2 has been all over the Internet for the past few days. There were a lot of speculations whether the G2 will be using the same old Snapdragon CPU or the new MSM7230 CPU. A leaked ROM ofT-Mobile G2 the G2 confirmed that the device will be using the newer and faster MSM7230 CPU from Qualcomm. The MSM7230 CPU is based on the 45nm fabrication and integrates an Adreno 205GPU, along with the Scorpion CPU. The T-Mobile G2 will be the first device to support HSPA+.

Now, the folks over at Tmonews have managed to get their hands dirty with some leaked screenshots which shows that the T-Mobile G2 will be launched on September 29th. The leaked image also suggests that the HTC Vision and the HTC Vanguard is the same device, popularly known as the T-Mobile G2. Rumors also suggest that the device will be up for pre-order from August 31/September 1.

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