Mar 17 AT 1:19 PM Taylor Wimberly 73 Comments

LG G-Slate and G2x arriving in T-Mobile stores on April 20th

Our friends at TmoNews are reporting T-Mobile will ship their highly anticipated G2x and G-Slate devices on April 20th. The official announcement has yet to occur, but T-Mobile is expected to reveal all the details next week at CTIA in Orlando.

The G-Slate will become T-Mobile’s first Honeycomb tablet and the G2x is the carrier’s first dual-core smartphone. Both devices will operate T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network, but we have yet to learn the exact speeds that each will support.

Staying true to the G-Series, both devices will ship with stock versions of Android. The G-Slate will run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and the G2x will launch with Android 2.2 (FroYo).

Based on the comments from our last G2x article, it looks like T-Mobile has a winner on their hands. We have already seen quite a few dual-core phones featuring the Tegra 2 chip, but the G2x will be the first to offer a pure Google experience. We would have liked to see it ship with Android 2.3, but our sources tell us an over-the-air update will be available shortly after launch.

If you are on T-Mobile, let us know if you plan to pick up either device. What price points would you like to see from T-Mobile?

Source: TmoNews

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  • http://Website Shane

    Right now these are on the top of my list for phone/tablet combo. For the phone I expect the unsubsidized to be around 500-600, 150-200 subsidized.

    Hopefully the tablet will be around 600 to compete with the wifi only XOOM. I hope they don’t play up the 3D gimmick too much and try to justify a higher price for it.

    • http://Website Leave a reply to Shane Diesel

      G-Slate to the game…pass

  • http://Website dano

    I’ll be getting the G2x,,,,,It’s about time.

    • ayocuz

      Me too, finally a worthy replacement for my nexus one and its vanilla run it!

      • http://Website Mark

        Are you high? That’s not vanilla.

        • http://Website z

          Its not vanilla but it will ship with vanilla

        • ayocuz

          I am high, but I also read that it won’t have an overlay on top of the os. You dumb fudger you looked at the picture and assumed that it would ship like that.

  • MorphiusFaydal

    Are we sure its going to be AOSP? Or is it still speculation? Either way, I will probably pick one up at retail just after it comes out to replace my Vibrant 3G. I’d *like*to see it relatively cheap, but I expect it to retail for about $599.

  • http://Website DJ

    I would say around 399.99 (without contract perhaps) but maybe that’s being hopeful lol. Does the G2x have a keyboard..? It’s suppose to be ‘true’ to the G-series & wanted to note that the G1 & G2 both have keyboards. Though I have not seen notes saying that they G2x will. It’s pretty difficult these days to find a phone with a keyboard…hopefully there will be one with Tegra 2.

    • http://Website Greg

      Clearly, it has no physical keyboard.

      • uzunoff

        Its not that clear :)

    • http://Website Mocha K

      I’m thinking the “G” series is not based on keyboards but phones that are stock android.

    • http://Website zedklind

      the droid 3 is rumored to have a 5row qwerty and tegra 2

  • http://Website 2C

    If the G2x is running stock Android it will be damn near impossible to pass on. That is unless that unannounced HTC device is running stock Android as well.

    • ayocuz

      Yeah it might be a nexus two. I would have to wait on htc and pass on the g2x

      • http://Website Mocha K

        Yea, I think it will be the next Nexus. Just look at the soft keys on the phone. They are not like other HTC phones.

        • http://Website sam

          Idk if you guys have seen any of HTC’s new phones, like the incredible 2, desire 2 etc, but they all have those soft keys now. However, the back only saying google, and being centered makes me think that it could be a nexus phone.

          • http://Website Mocha K

            Well, I see your point. I’ve seen pictures of the inc2 but i haven’t gave it any attention. Still may be a possibility.

    • http://Website Tito!

      HTC is Old news. (in my opinion)
      they had the opportunity to run with Android,
      but didn’t. (especially with their lousy design non-unique to their other phones)

      LG + Samsung, a bit of Motorola (though, I hope they will fade a bit. #Overrated) FTW! :)

  • http://Website Cyberdan3

    I just came from the tmobile store in the mall. I asked him about the phone. He said he couldn’t give any info about it. When I asked if it was stock google experience android he smiled and said yes. I also confirmed that it will be HSPA+ 21Mb. The last thing I asked was the date which he again confirmed as April 20th. He told me he wouldn’t have tol me anything except for the fact that I knew all the specs already. Haha.

    Soo happy this is stock android. It will fix the only problems that engadget found with the phone. On April 20th I will finally move back to Android :)

    • http://Website Greg

      While I’m just as hopeful as anyone that it will be stock Android, let’s not pretend that “some guy at the T-Mobile store in the mall” is really a good source of information. To be honest, I’m surprised he even knew what you were talking about.

      • Cyberdan3

        In his defense, he had to look it up on the computer. But when I was asking questions, he would look on the screen and verified the info off of his screen. I should have asked to take a picture of the screen but I’m sure that would not have been allowed :)

  • http://Website Nick

    I’ve been waiting for this phone since my contract ended with T-mo in November 2010!

    Although i would rather take the sgs2.. but that wont be out til end of Q2 – Q3 or so and thats too long of a wait.

  • http://Website Kimbo

    4G? Dual core? Stock android? Fast updates? Great performance tests? I just fell in love with LG. I will be proposing to them shortly.

    I’d love to see the tablet for $500 and the phone for $200 w/ contract, but I just can’t see that happening. I’d still fork over $600 and $250 respectively without a moment’s thought.

    • http://Website myname

      I agree with everything you said except the “fast updates”. I don’t think this thing will get fast updates only because there’s absolutely no reason why it should be releasing with froyo. Especially, since it’s stock.

      • http://Website fangorious

        It’s note shipping stock that equates to fast updates, it’s being a dev/nexus device. The G1 and MyTouch 3G were both stock. The MyTouch 3G took almost a year to receive Froyo, and leapfrogged 2.0 and 2.1 to get there. The G2 is still on 2.2 rather than 2.3. It will be easier for LG to give updates if it ships as a stock “with Google” device, but I don’t expect it will receive any updates faster, based on the existing stock Android devices T-Mobile has sold.

        • http://Website jorge

          Gingerbread is only officially available on the nexus one and s, what are you complaining about?

          • http://Website myname

            First of all, no one is complaining. Secondly, Several upcoming phones have Gingerbread on them and they are all confirmed to be released with gingerbread so the comment I made above is valid.

            If Sony and Samsung (of all people) can get gingerbread on their upcoming skinned devices, then this pure android device has no excuse. That’s the point I was trying to make.

  • http://Website Christopher Cook

    I’ll definitely be pickin up the G2x. I’m hoping/assuming it will be about $199 subsidized.

  • cenwesi

    finally, i was deciding between this and a Nexus S. I can wait 20+ more stinking days. I might end up buying it out right. lets see if i am eligible for an upgrade.

  • http://Website Leo

    I definitely would get one. But…too late, I got the Nexus S. :(

    • http://Website Mocha K

      Good thing I bought mine without a contract. I want to see what this “Pyramid” is all about.

  • WickedToby741

    The G2x sounds pretty awesome. A pure Google experience on a Tegra 2 phone is very tempting, but I can’t justify defecting to get it. T-Mobile just doesn’t have the coverage in my area. I’ll wait for the Bionic. The locked bootloader sucks, but I still get all the Tegra 2 goodness and the version of Motoblur they had running on the Bionic at CES at least looks bearable.

  • http://Website adryan

    Taylor im confused. you said its going to ship with stock froyo but the picture for the G2x have some kind of lg skin on it? so is that just for display purposes or is it not a skin or what?

    • Black Kristos

      Yeah, I’m with you there. The Optimus 2X was supposed to have an LG skin, wasn’t it? Why would the same handset on Tmo be stock? Guess we’ll find out next week for sure.

      • orginn

        the same reason the g2 & desire HD are the same phone but the American version is stock and international has sense

        • http://Website zedklind

          but the g2 and the desire hd ARENT the same phone. u mean g2 and desire z? or mytouch 4g and desire hd?

          • Galen20K

            Obviously he meant the G2 and the Desire Z you know that, don’t be a dick to him,,

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Yeah that’s just a pic of the international version of the Optimus 2X. Tmo has not unveiled the G2x yet, so we do not have any renders of the device.

  • Black Kristos

    Going to wait on word of the HTC Pyramid before making up my mind. Personally, I’d rather go with the Pyramid or Bionic. I don’t know if this phone is enough for me to stay with Tmo at this point.

    That being said, I’m looking forward to seeing how people like the G2x after 3-4 weeks in hand. Maybe they’ll change my mind.

  • http://Website Steve

    My contact will be up just in time but I’m probably going to wait and see if the HTC phone comes out in time plus the wife wants the new sidekick 4g so got to wait and c if that comes out around the same time as well

  • http://Website Jampac

    Still between this and the pyramid, but stock gives this one a extra few points. I like HTC but I’m impatient to wait unless it becomes the dual core developers phone, g2x wins by default. Can finally upgrade from my sexy nexus one. Its been great!!!!

  • http://Website Sejin

    OH HOW EXCITED I AM THAT ITS STOCK ANDROID. Thank you T-mobile for staying true to google

  • http://Website Manny

    Getting this if the Pyramid isnt the new nexus or doesnt run stock

  • http://Website Dneff

    Glad best buy has the buy back program, I will be trading in my mytouch 4g

    • Cyberdan3

      Why couldn’t you just sell it on craigslist? Couldn’t you get more than $300??

  • OnIn2

    Great I can finally replace my G1 and its vanilla android. I love the 4G and if it would only have a gig of memory. Oh please 1gig memory, please ,please ,please

  • http://Website Imogen1980 *kiss*

    Im happy with my iPad 2 and my iPhone 4. Why should i use anything different? Got the best, stick with the best.

    • http://Website zedklind

      i find it unnecessary for an apple fanboi to go to an all android web blog and brag. you dont see android fans doing that to apple sites…

    • http://Website z

      As you can see no one mentioned anything apple here so just keep it moving.

    • Galen20K

      your best is actually the worst OS. Limited, Underwhelming, and Underpowered.

    • http://Website the helping hand

      Imogen1980 *kiss* wrote

      “Im happy with my iPad 2 and my iPhone 4. Why should i use anything different? Got the best, stick with the best.”

  • http://Website Frank

    Im all over this like white on rice! A truly worthy upgrade from my horrific experience with Motorola..CLIQ ANYONE?! Whatta joke of a phone i got duped into getting. Thankyou LG for renewing my faith with Tmobile :D

  • Brian Campbell

    I’m just so happy to get rid of my dying myTouch 3G!!!!! I’m getting this phone, unless the Pyramid is coming out by the time I can upgrade (October)..I really want this phone! As well I hope that T-mobile ships the international version of the LG Optimus 2X, I haven’t seen any other version so, I think that this will be the version.

    As much as I love my vanilla Android, it’s a bit boring as a UI. I honestly really like LG’s UI, but stock is way more reliable for getting OTA updates. I hope that that I can get some of the cool features that the phone had, like some of the gestures..But I really want this phone. I might just update early lol.

  • McLovin

    Does anybody know if the LG G-Slate will have a user-replaceable battery?

  • http://Website teleknEsis

    I’ve been drooling over the LG 2x for a while. The HTC Pyramid is the only thing that has me hesitant. 4.3″ qHD screen and HSPA+ support (although truth be told HSPA+ phones don’t seem to do much better than my Nexus one in the ATX) ftw!

  • http://Website Lawrence

    Anyone knows if G2x going to be NFC compatible?

  • http://Website Ichigo

    G2X or Pyramid? I don’t know which one to pick

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  • http://Website Ramayana

    I’m going to hold out for the Samsung Galaxy S2, but I’m really glad to see T-Mobile is getting this phone; it seems like a promising, quality phone judging from what Taylor has shown us so far. It’ll also be interesting to see how the rumoured Pyramid turns out. Selection of smart phones seems to define the U.S. carriers just as much as (if perhaps, not more than) the quality of their networks do. For several reasons though, the specs and screen of the S2 fit better with what I personally want for my next phone. If the G2x does come with stock android, it will be tempting, though.

  • http://Website OneRcknMan

    On contract the phone should not be more than $200.

    If T-Mobile is smart they should kill the market by selling this phone for $100 and have a special unlimited rate plan of $60.

    They need the customers and so LG can use the numbers.

    With everything this phone has to offer, they would sign up a lot of customers.

    • jamesfive21

      That would get me to sign up

  • http://Website rev2redlineguy

    Man, I love and hate technology. Just when you think you have the “latest and greatest’ something else comes out better within a few months. I totally love my G2 but after reading all the specs and hearing all the rumors about how good this phone is, I definitely might consider buying one at retail to have. I can’t resist not getting this beast of a phone into my hands and I’m glad to hear the April 20th release date. Go T-Mobile!

  • http://Website skeeterflea

    Hmm, LG2x or hold out for the Optimus 3D? That’s the real question.

  • http://Website bingoismynameo

    im so ready for this phone.

  • http://Website LG is nauseous

    LG is nauseous

  • http://Website aLbeRT_LB

    I cant wait to replace my G1 with this phone with or without Vanilla Android. As the days go by i get more and more pissed at my slow G1

  • http://Website AME

    Is there going to be any special connectivity between the G2x and the G-Slate or will they be completely separate, stand-alone products?

    Also, are there going to be docks for the G2x like the Atrix? I’m definitely getting the G2x, but I would love for this to be a bigger product than just a handset.

  • http://Website LG engineer

    I bet it ships with SMS bugs and reboots all the time!
    android fail.

  • http://Website The few, the proud, the iPhone owners

    Already pre-ordered iPhone 5

  • http://Website shppoa

    so does the g2x have a keyboard?

  • http://Website Asswipist

    i’m twelve years old and what is this?

    it doesnt

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