July 26, 2011 | by Charles West
Not too long ago, we reported that T-Mobile G2X users could get the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update by downloading LG’s update tool. Finally, T-Mobile has started to roll out the update via OTA, so if you want to throw your USB cord back in your dresser drawl, feel free.
New details for the update include: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), improved battery life, disabling of Car Home, front-facing camera operation when using Qik record and share. Lastly, it helps address unexpected reboots, which annoyed the heck out of many users. This is awesome news considering the G2X has only been out for a few months and there is already a 2.3 update rolling out to the T-Mobile masses.
It’s no secret that the G2X has had its problems with screen bleeding, software bugs, and etc. Since this update was made available a few days ago, it seems to have stabilized the phone tremendously because we haven’t heard many complaints. And for those users out there who decided to wait for an official announcement and OTA update from T-Mobile, you’re in luck.
My hat goes off to LG and T-Mobile. Why, you ask? Because I remember this type of situation all too well when I had the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. The way T-Mo and Sammy handled the Android 2.2 Froyo update was a complete and utter disaster. Samsung tried to make it available through its god awful Kies software, which at the time was only PC friendly. Now, just hearing the word Kies makes me quiver.
Tell us if you received your update, and tell us what changes have you seen. As always drop your insight in the comment section below.