Mar 11 AT 3:42 PM Taylor Wimberly 129 Comments

T-Mobile ready to revive the G-Series with LG’s G2x [Optimus 2X]

If you like Android, I have a strong feeling you are going to love the T-Mobile G2x. Thanks to some leaked documents from last weekend we learned T-Mobile was going to pick up the LG Optimus 2X and release it as the G2x with Google by LG.

CTIA Wireless takes place in a couple of weeks on March 22-24, so you can bet that all the carriers will be announcing their new lineup of Android phones. I expect that T-Mobile will announce the G2x and it should go on sale several weeks later.

Everyone wants to know if the LG made G2x will stay true to the G-Series of T-Mobile phones, which included the G1 and G2 from HTC. Both of those phones were notable because they were pure Google experience devices and did not include HTC’s custom Sense UI.

T-Mobile chose to launch the G2x as the flagship of their G-Series for a reason, so you can drop your worries about it shipping with some iPhoney UI. Some G1 fans were disappointed by the G2 because it was more of an evolutionary step and did not compete with other high-end models, but the G2x will return the G-Series to industry leading performance (yes, it now has 4G).

We expect the phone will initially be launched with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and we’ve heard from multiple sources that it should be the first device upgraded to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). LG and T-Mobile are both committed to software updates, so I expect that Gingerbread will come quickly. Dropping a major update a couple of weeks after launch sounds crazy, but it would prove the point that software updates are a priority.

Give me your wish list

Android blogs never get the same respect as traditional media, but they still play an important role in the Android ecosystem. I always see in our comments that people complain some of the big companies never listen to their voice, but the truth is many industry insiders watch the blogs and this audience has real influence.

The G2x hardware and shipping software are probably already complete, but your feedback can help shape future software updates. Our LG Optimus 2X Report Card showed what the hardware is capable of, so let us know what you would like to see on the software side with a comment.

If you worked for T-Mobile, how would you launch the G2x?

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

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  • http://Website Kimbo


    This is my next phone for sure. Can’t wait.

    • http://Website Kimbo

      Sorry, forgot to mention what I would like to see from this phone.

      Stock Android 2.3 tops my list. Unlocked would be really nice. Flash camera for sure. Games.

      This is sort of pie-in-the-sky, but I would love to see this thing plug into a “tablet” interface the same way the Atrix plugs into its “laptop” interface – that is, the phone acts as the processor/storage/etc. for the tablet.

      • Taylor Wimberly

        The Optimus 2X supports full HDMI mirroring so it’s possible. If they support Bluetooth HID then you could attach a wireless keyboard and mouse. It would be like the Atrix, but without the lapdock.

      • Julian

        - the optimus 2x (speed over here in germany, i pre ordered it from amazon and i will hold it in my hands by the end of the next week) comes with android 2.2 but lg promised to give at least one update – they are probably goin to skip 2.3 and update straigt to 2.4.

        - the botloader is completly unlocked (its already out in the netherlands and there are already some guides and overviews online).

        - it has an 8mp cam with a single led flash – one of the best phone cams out there ;)

        - nvidia has launched an app called tegra zone. it shows u games and apps which are optimized for the tegra 2 chip and links to the android market ;)
        it just makes it easier to find new high res 3d games for your tegra 2 phone but its not a new shop or market or so ;)

        - i will do an unboxing vid next weekend, when i recive my phone ;)

    • http://Website tomnewtn

      I’ve been enjoying my Nexus One until something worthy of being called “upgrade” comes along on TMO. This looks to be it for sure. I am also interested in the HTC dual core. I am hoping this will be stock and have alot of ram.

      • http://Website hnn

        ditto what has been said about the Nexus One still being a great phone. I love mine and had no problems skipping the Nexus S.

        With my cheap, cheap TMO service, this is the first phone that makes me consider retiring my N1.

        NO LG UI is a must for me!

    • http://Website ivan

      Lucky Gay sux!
      Gay2x sux!

      • http://Website ivan

        Lucky Gay sux!
        Gay2x sux!!

        • Galen20K

          Wow more ignorance! lol you are tired.

      • http://Website ivan

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    • http://Website Mambo

      T-Mobile revives Gay-Series

      Thats disgusting.

      • http://Website Mambo

        T-Mobile revives Gay-Series.

        Thats disgusting.

        • Galen20K

          Your Ignorant self is disgusting. Thankfully you’re a dying breed,, take care loser as most people don’t care to hear from sub-level creatans such as you.

  • http://Website geo

    Stock Vanilla Android / Flash Camera / Guaranteed 2.3 Upgrade and I’ll buy this the day it comes out :)

    • http://Website Virtue

      The last part is definitely what LG intends to do. They have stated before that all their smartphones released will have at least one version upgrade.

  • Brandon

    Maybe Im alone with this, but the G series does not need a revival. I had the G1, and currently have the G2. It may not have all the “wifis and the geebees”, but its a damn good phone. Also, if this thing isnt stock Android, it does not deserve the G moniker.

    • http://Website JGarrido

      Agreed, and it *is* 4G-capable, so I’m not sure why it was implied that it doesn’t.

      Or 3G+, if you will, as opposed to 3G++

      • http://Website zedklind

        when i read it i thought it was a joke. every 4g phone from all carriers have the name 4g tagged at the end. this rumor says it doesnt. he was probably sarcastically stating it will have 4g.

  • Galen20K

    Super Phone w/ Stock Android EXCITING!!!

  • ExtremeT

    I was seriously considering switching from T-Mobile till this news came out, now I’ll actually stay with them.

    As for how they should launch it, any way they can that doesn’t follow how the Thunderbolt is being launched. hah

    • http://Website revs

      where the hell would u go ?
      no ones network speeds comepare!

  • http://Website Jon

    If this bootloader is as easily unlocked as other LGs have been, I will gladly jump back to T-Mobile from Verizon. The data speeds and pricing on T-Mo are just too good.

  • http://Website philosophics

    I don’t think it’s right that this phone is a G phone considering it lacks a keyboard. The G series is for keyboards and that’s the way it should stay.
    Common TMobile, just sell it as the Optimus 2x. The name is cool enough and you can reserve the G2x name for the UPGRADED G2 cause that only makes sense…

    • http://Website aantoine87

      the G series is post to be a keyboard phone so this one is the G2x which obviously signifies that this is a variation without a keyboard

  • AndyH_STi

    If T-Mobile brings the G2x to market with stock vanilla Android, I just may have found a suitable replacement for my Nexus One!

    • http://Website aantoine87

      i know what u mean i still am holding on to my N1, but u kno wat the best part of verizon having all those phones coming out, that is indication that all of the remainder phones will be coming to the other carriers so its more of a chance we may get the optimus 3d…….one could wish

    • http://Website Tim

      As much as I love Vanilla Android, there are some this I dont care so much for, the main thing for me is the camera software, I wasnt quite sure if I would find a suitable replacement for my OG Droid, but I went with a myTouch 4g and I just love the camera software, I recently flashed Cyanogenmod 7 on the MT4G and almost immediately switched back to the stock build mainly because I just love the camera software and video playback(mainly because if I record in landscape I can watch the video in landscape in full screen without the software changing views- if u can understand what Im saying.

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    Taylor, are you hinting to T-Mo customers that this might come stock?!
    I read a Twitter post earlier, or maybe it was yesterday that you would be willing to switch your Nexus S with this on T-Mobile. If this is part of the G-Series then maybe it will come stock. I mean we all know what the 2X looks like and seen dozens of videos on it, & you keep saying T-Mo customers will be very pleased like there is more to expect. Sounds very interesting.

    Personally, I am excited for it all even though I am not a Majenta customer. I love mobile tech period. I can’t wait until CTIA. Hopes for Sprint to jump in the dual core game!

    • Galen20K

      I know what you mean. I’m a T-Mobile fan but i get really EXCITED when Verizon and Sprint come out with great phones also. not so much att cause I just really dislike them too much lol But yea all the people I know regardless of what carrier they have comes up to me with questions and suggestions for tech and I love talking about it so its win win.

  • http://Website Manny

    Im thinking about getting it but i dont see them putting out an update thats higher then Gingerbread… like the G2 has been on 2.2 for the longest time even though 2.3 has been out for a couple months. Im thinking long term you know? If i buy this phone i want an update to Ice Cream when it is released.

  • http://Website brookmarin

    i want to see Tmo’s WiFi calling feature on this phone. I’d also like to see some dlna software pre-installed. (not real happy with after-market apps)

    I’m more than ready to upgrade from my mt3g and since my contract is up in june, this will hit at the right time!

  • http://Website Carlos

    I thought the day would never come when I looked forward to a phone made BY LG….I can’t wait to get this

  • http://Website J240

    IF this thing supports the higher HSPA+, keeps the FFC, plus has a good quality rear cam, LED notification light, and is promised Stock Gingerbread… I might have to put down my MT4G for this, which is still an amazing phone!

  • http://Website Ben Johnson, GA

    Hi noo…folks!
    Im getting my iPad 2 very soon!
    Cant wait to see your envious, open eyes! Be happy with your thick fat and old shitablets…

    cheers, Ben
    sent from my iPhone 4
    Note: it does NOT reboot

    • Galen20K

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    • http://Website A7xcky

      Apple is so behind the cutting edge its not even funny. U ppl know nothing about technology n only know that ur frat buddies all have iphones n ipads so u want one..n I can put as much memory as I want on my g2 n can actually see content on websites. N my phone never rebooted or dropped a call..but u wouldnt kno anything about that

    • http://Website zedklind

      whats are the specs in the ipad 2? and dont tell me A5! you knowledge-lacking hob goblin! its about the specs mang. customers should be able to know what they are getting to be able to compare devices.. “i dont care, i want an ipad 2, i dont care” lol

    • http://Website true words

      Hi noo…folks!
      Im getting my iPad 2 very soon!
      Cant wait to see your envious, open eyes! Be happy with your thick fat and old shitablets…

      cheers, Ben
      sent from my iPhone 4
      Note: it does NOT reboot

      • Galen20K

        ENvious of what exactly considering the sub-par specs and Limited OS of your beloved Icon the iPad2.

  • http://Website Noriega713

    I’m usually the one for physical keyboards, but this is TOO beast of a phone to pass up!!!…

  • themetatron

    If this proves true, wow, it would be a great power play by tmobile. Convincing a oem to not ship their custom ui, ballsy move

    • http://Website Eion

      Ballsy, yes. But it would establish a damn good precedent. If T-Mobile did that to every phone, they really would be the carrier to beat for devs, especially since they support and have contributed to the community.

      • http://Website zedklind

        not to mention a great marketing plan! ” here at tmobile we give you the original version of android. no clutter. its how its meant to be, FAST!”


    where is the galaxy s2.

    I’d like a screen greater than 4 inches.

    My G1 is closer to death/suicide that its ever been.

    Tmobile just doesnt care about hi end phones.

  • http://Website lee24

    I don’t understand why would they launch it with 2.2. If it’s suppose to be T-Mobile’s flagship device lauch it with 2.3. I thought the optimistic was not a stock android phone. They have some touchwiz looking UI on it.

  • http://Website Marc

    All I want is stock Android. I dislike OEM skins. It wouldn’t be so bad if they just added widgets and a custom dock, but they go in and switch around the settings and disable features. Maybe they should just sell their skins and widgets on the market.

    • http://Website Eion

      This. One hundred times this. Especially HTC with the flip clock, that would sell like hot cakes. Maybe if the T-Mobile Theme Engine was integrated to stock Android; then OEMs could sell widgets and themes on the market (or be awesome and distribute for free.. especially for phones they made, e.g., all HTC phones would be able to download Sense for free, but not other skins).

      • http://Website cosmos

        Yup, I totally agree this is the way to go! I would love to see this phone with stock Android (I’d love to know your inside sources Taylor!) but it would be cool if you could get some of the cool widgets, (and maybe even a few select apps that may be genuine added value) as a bonus either on the phone that you can freely delete if desired, or from the market, or maybe from a manufacturers app portal where only the owner of this phone can get access to the free added content (widgets, games, wallpapers, apps etc). That way, you get all the benefits of stock android, but some of the cool stuff you normally get with UI skins, minus all the bloatware you don’t want!
        As for the G2X, as it shall be know in the states, if they really are making it stock it would be cool if they gave the RAM a bump up to 1GB, and I don’t know if this would be possible but if they can add an option in the settings whereby when HDMI mirroring, you have an option of it displaying like a circle on the screen/tv so you can play the games on the tv without having to look at the phone to see where you hand is! We need to see a feature like this if HDMI/DLNA gaming via mobile is to have a future!

  • http://Website revs

    hmmmm 2 upgrade from mt4g or not?????????? + thid comment to upgrade – to stay with mt4g and wait for htc pyramid !

  • kwills88

    I am eligible for a full upgrade (still have my g1) and i am so torn between this phone and the Samsung Galaxy SII….I feel like i am making a life changing decision, both those phones are amazing..Think i might be forced to get this phone due to my G1 slowly dying on me.

    • http://Website zedklind

      dude! i know what u mean! ive been flashing like crazy to keep my phone up to par. replaced the battery 4 times in 2 years… we are both due for a huge dramatic change. 528mhz(352stock) to dualcore or die!

    • http://Website cosmos

      I know how you feel as I’m in a very similar situation (but still with a now rooted Hero I got as an insurance replacement for my G1) and I’ve also been torn between the 2 phones! I’m pretty sure I’m going to wait the extra month or so for the SGS2 as I think it seems superior in many ways (better screen, slimmer, & a better camera judging by vids on youtube etc) but the G2X is a sweet phone for sure!

    • http://Website McParty

      I/m in the same boat. still using my G1. the other phone I’m hoping to hear something about soon is the Pyramid. So I’m waiting to see what shakes out in the next month.

  • http://Website lancaster09

    If I was T-Mo I would have released it in January to beat the other carriers (plus I’m really tired of waiting)

  • http://Website Zach

    Wasn’t the G series revived with the G2? it already needs to be revived again?

  • agentdiscount

    Look at the question of stock vs custom from LG’s perspective. If it comes with a custom UI, it has to be supported for each release. Therefore, the customer experience of this skin should be greater than the drag a skin has on software updates from us phone nerds.

    Look at it this way: you can always sell stock UI to the hardcore and it becomes a huge selling point. Does the average Joe care about the custom UI built by LG? Is it even a selling point? I say put those resources back into custom apps or widgets and leave the launcher alone.

    Also, release this phone ASAP! Last night it took me 5 minutes to enter a location into Google Maps and launch the navigation. I can’t take it anymore! :-)

  • agentdiscount

    Also, I want a car dock.

  • http://Website Russ

    If this phone ships with stock android, I will switch from VW.

  • http://Website live2skico

    If the HTC Pyramid is announced (release date) at CTIA and if it’s not too far behind, I’ll get that instead.

  • http://Website A7xcky

    Idk y ppl keep putting down the g2. Ive owned a droid 2, epic, captivate n evo n out the box my g2 beat everyone one of those phones in quadrant scores n gpu scores. Idc if it doesn’t have a front facing camera with choppy bit rates or an hdmi out which I would never use anyway. That’s not even mentioning that g2 totally obliterated any phone ive had in download n upload speeds. The build quality is way better than the competition..6 months later my g2 is still competitive n if the g2x is stock then it will b the only acceptable replacement

    • http://Website zedklind

      i had the g2 for a month and a vibrant for a month. the keyboard is too stiff on the g2. the vibrant destroys the g2 on the gpu side. the screen on the vibrant is perfect size and WAY better viewing angles with little to no reflections. idk why you think the g2 is better than the epic.. the g2 is heavier and scratches easily. i dropped both of them maybe twice and the vibrant didnt even get a scratch! plus i dont have 4g in the area.. and there i go i dropped my g1 on hardwood.. still alive? OFCOURSE! perfect weight for gravity/plastic casing ratio lol

      • http://Website A7xcky

        Ive tested my g2 against every galaxy s variant in the states n it beat it everytims in gpu scores. That’s out the box. I consistently ran 2 to 3 fps faster

        • http://Website Hans

          I call shenanigans. The hummingbird is the best single core processor for mobiles out there. Perhaps the only reason your G2 somehow beat it was because the Galaxy S series uses RFS instead of EXT4. That tends to slow the phone down.

          • http://Website revs

            ???then explain how the mt4g always beats galaxys ?

        • http://Website zedklind

          the cpu is better on the mt4g and g2 but the power540 destroys the adreno 205. use real world tests… n64oid runs faster and smoother on the galaxy s

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    This is a great addition to tmobile. Clearly this will be the best device on there network much better than there current Nexus S and Mytouch 4G. I am watching very closely they might also get the Htc Pyramid or maybe that just turned out to be a codename for htc’s operating system on there next devices of smartphones. I am waiting on my Htc Evo 3D to be announced at CTIA on March 22nd for my favorite network Sprint but it would be funny if Lg turns out to be the maker of the New Evo 3D. I always have been a huge htc fanboy and current htc evo 4g owner so I don’t know how I would take it but one thing I do know is that SPRINT AND TMOBILE clearly have the best 4g devices in the industry and to top it off if it’s true that sprint is about to purchase tmobile then basically WE ALL WILL WHEN EVEN MORE… CTIA is very big this year for both sprint and tmobile… Verizon and At&t already spent there load so we won’t be hearing to much from them and there crappy devices or networks

    • http://Website Hans

      Aw,someone seems to be insecure about their carrier and phone choices that they have to berate other carriers.

      I remember when you were absolutely certain that Sprint will announce their revolutionary and industry leading phones at CES and MWC. What happened? I’m not trying to put Sprint down. I’m just trying to tell you to stop with the fanboyism. It’s annoying and childish.

      • http://Website zedklind

        u do realize that sprint and tmobile currently have the ONLY working 4g devices. at&t still hasnt pushed the button. inspire and atrix have capped upload speeds…

    • http://Website zedklind

      with lte in the future and sprints devices/marketing with tmo’s customer service to back it up.. next number 1! move out of the way verizon and at&t! sprint-mobile is comin to town with best phones, best signal, best download speeds and best customer service!

  • http://Website Justin

    I was really interested in this (G2X) phone and thought that it would be the replacement for my N1 but a lack of LED notifications is a deal breaker for me…I would also like to a have a trackball / pad but it seems like all the manufacturers are moving away from this as well. So, I suppose I’ll be sticking with the N1 for the foreseeable future.

  • http://Website ML

    How about getting netflix? Will netflix be left for qualcomm phones only? Am I the only one who cares about this?

  • http://Website tservo

    This may be my upgrade from the Nexus One depending on what the HTC Pyramid turns out to be. Anyone know what the build quality is like on this, if it’s anything like a samsung device then I may have to avoid.

  • http://Website D

    Nothing but naked Android.

  • http://Website bingobingo

    this phone needs to hurry up and come out lol i want this phone so so bad my g1 is slowly dying well the battery is not the phone haha

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    @Hans…..Still haven’t changed much I see same old same old with as always. Htc Evo 3D will be a great device and yes I am a proud Htc/Sprint fanboy my question is what are you???? Same Old… BOZO… I WELCOME YOUR KIND

  • http://Website Mark

    Stock or no buy. Only stock deserves to proudly carry the G name.

  • http://Website zedklind

    ive replaced the g1 battery 4 times.. but that phone is as sturdy as a rock!

    • http://Website zedklind

      bad reply position :/

  • http://Website cosmos

    I think a lot of us here are generally fans of having stock Android, but I’m surprised a company like LG hasn’t tried to purchase the MIUI team! Let’s face it, LG’s skins are pretty average so why not go with MIUI and leapfrog a lot of the competition!? TBH I’ve not actually tried MIUI myself but it sure seems very popular with a lot of folks, if maybe a little too iPhoney for some – then again the same could be said of TouchWiz etc…

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    iPad 2

    • http://Website Syed

      English please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • WickedToby741

      Really? You again?

  • http://Website mcdisease

    I wish the would standardize the positions of the buttons below the screen across manufacturers.

  • Thaghost

    Will this have mobile hot spots?

    • http://Website revs

      yes and you wont be charged for it !\
      and it will actually be fast /! because t mobile is the shit !!!!!!!!!!

      ~sent from my hp laptop connected to my mt4g mobile hotspot in middle of no whereeee

  • WickedToby741

    This sounds like a good phone. Tegra 2 and a pure Google experience are two very good selling points if it indeed ships without a custom UI. I’m skeptical about LG phones though. I have had numerous friends with LG phones that were absolute duds and had to have them replaced multiple times, but I’m sure their smartphones are of better quality.

  • http://Website Richard

    JUST GOT MY NEW IPAD 2 *drools*


    • WickedToby741

      Enjoy playing in the walled garden, I’m going to keep enjoying the outdoors.

    • http://Website Richard

      JUST GOT MY NEW IPAD 2 *drools*

      ITS PERFECT!!!!

      • http://Website Richard

        JUST GOT MY NEW IPAD 2 *drools*

        ITS PERFECT!!!!!!

  • ardevcampsd

    LG Optimus 2x is a enthusiast level phone and therefore stock Android UI is essential.

    TMobile should drop G2X branding; it’s tainted with memories of a physical keyboard. This is 2011, smart phones are now out of the physical keyboard age. G1 did a good job transitioning customers to the touch screen era. Time to move on… G6 sounds better.

    I’ve been with TMobile for 6+ years. My G1 has served me well. G2 was an upset. I was not eligible for a Nexus One. Nexus S was an improved Galaxy S but rebranded.

    If TMobile does not release this phone before March, I’m leaving.

    If TMobile does not put stock Android, I’m leaving.

    If TMobile does enable 4G, I’m leaving.

    • ardevcampsd

      [Correction] If TMobile does not release this phone before or on the end of March, I’m leaving.

  • Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

    There are five things I want on the G2X:

    * Wi-Fi Calling
    * 4G HSPA+ 21 or 42Mbps support
    * Support for all five major UMTS frequency bands used in the the world (wishful thinking, I know)
    * Stock (or near-stock) Android so that I receive software updates quickly
    * Unlocked, or easily unlockable bootloader to do software development on the hardware directly

    The international model supports UMTS 900/1900/2100 according to the FCC filing (yes, it exists).
    I’d hope the G2X would support UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100, but I’d settle for 900/1700/1900/2100. I guess I wouldn’t mind 900/1700/2100, but that makes it a pain to connect to networks in Latin America (most of them use either UMTS 850 or UMTS 1900, a few offer UMTS 2100).

    Nearly every single one of T-Mobile’s best devices include support for either UMTS 850 (Motorola Cliq 2, Motorola DEFY) or UMTS 1900 (Samsung Vibrant, Samsung Galaxy S 4G). The only exception to this rule is the myTouch line. None of them, so far, have either one of those bands. The G2 and G1, of course, don’t have it either. And oddly enough, the Nexus S doesn’t have UMTS 1900 support even though the Vibrant did.

  • http://Website Phil G

    Im kinda confused, I have vibrant (froyo finally gingerbread hah prob never) and love the specs so far, EXCEPT a vga screen? Can anyone explain plz, in my opinion the super amoled screen is much better than a vga display,am I wrong? Plz leave me your input, I really like the phone specs and want it but why vga?

    • http://Website Alan

      Dude, vga is the resolution. OLED is the display type. The super amoled screen in your vibrant, is a wvga screen, this means it has 800×480 pixels. The OLED means that those pixels are made of Organic LED’s. The optimus has a wvga Liquid Crystal Display. LCD’s are sharper but a little slower and with less colour saturation. Compare them in the store, if you love OLED that much, wait for the GalaxySII, if its not a big deal, jump ship

  • http://Website Dano

    If T-Mobile launches this sucker, I’ll be all over it like a cheap suit on a used car salesman. Let’s go T-Mobile!

  • http://Website Catherine

    WOW my iPad 2 is absolutely gorgeous! best device ever!
    Im not interested in android devices any more.

    • http://Website Catherine

      WOW my iPad 2 is absolutely gorgeous! best device ever!
      Im not interested in android devices any more..

  • http://Website Miguel Lopez

    My Dream Android Phone will have…

    - 4G (Any Carrier)

    - Stock Android 2.3 (Upgraded to other Android OS when they are released)

    - a 4″ or Higher Screen

    - Camera with Flash (8MP or Higher)

    - Camcorder that captures in 1080p HD

    - A Good Processor (Next Gen.)

    - Good Battery Life

    - All Touch Screen No Keyboard

    - HDMI Port

    - Headphone Jack 3.5

    - Internal Memory (16GB or Higher)

    - microSD (4GB or Higher Included)

    …and some some other stuff I can’t remember but that’s most of it feel free to add anything that I must if missed please message [email protected]

    • http://Website McParty

      Ditto, except I want the keyboard. be great if the would build all the phones with & without keyboards.

      • http://Website Miguel Lopez

        Yeah I don’t mind keyboard either because I use to be into lots of keyboarded phones I use to have the sidekick and g1 but now I have a vibrant and I got use to the touch screen but I don’t keyboard

        • http://Website McParty

          Yeah, I’m older and and don’t want to take up the screen with the keyboard. For some reason every year fonts everywhere seem to get smaller!! Hmmm… LOL
          That is the main reason I like physical keyboards. You youngins don’t have that problem yet! LOL

  • http://Website cenwesi

    How is it that ALL of us here know about the G2x and T-Mobile rep online or in stores DO NOT know about this phone?

    Anyway it is now down to two phones for me. The G2x or Nexus S.

    • Cyberdan3

      I just spoke to a few Tmovile reps and one was telling me that it would be the same stock android as the Optimus T. I had to tell him that the optimus T does not have stock android. He then told me that it would be the same android as whatever the optimus T is, whether it is stock or not. He also said they don’t get told much about any ucoming phones because otherwise they might tell customers the wrong thing (or things might change over time) and customers could get mad.

      Lets just hope he is another dumb employee that knows nothing :)

      Come on stock Android!

  • http://Website kmau

    my guess on tmobiles upcoming phones
    Optimus 2x= T-mobile G2x
    HTC Pyramid= new myTouch phone
    Samsung Galaxy S2= Vibrant 2 or even Behold 3

    • Galen20K

      Good Guess, I completely agree w/ you on that. Future looks bright!! ; D

  • kwills88

    The people who actually complain about the UI skins are people who know how to mod their android devices…i am completely for a pure android experience, but the average user won’t even notice the big deal about it, thus why these manufacturer keep pushing their own UI skins. They’re more concerned about the average users than us.

  • http://Website McParty

    Love the specs… but I am old school and would love a keyboard. hey…leave me alone, I can like keyboards if I want! LOL

  • http://Website Ivan

    With only 512 mb of RAM, while other new phones like the Atrix are sporting 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, this thing looks old and outdated already.

    • Galen20K

      I have a feeling they’ve bumped the Specs for the US market as they often do.

    • http://Website Greg

      Isn’t the Atrix the ONLY phone out right now with 1GB RAM? And haven’t the benchmarks showed that it doesn’t make much of a difference anyway? Don’t get me wrong – I’d love for this to have more RAM. That said, I don’t think it’s a deal breaker by any means.

  • http://Website Someone

    This looks like it can be promising. For me to really start liking the idea, the need to put 1 GB of RAM in it. Also if they start removing features like they did when the Galaxy S came, like the camera flash, that would really make this phone start to look like it won’t be worth it. I will probably hold out for the HTC Doubleshot or the Galaxy S II due to the low RAM and LG’s skin.This could lead to something really promising though!!! Cant wait till CTIA!!!!!!

  • OnIn2

    I’ve been tracking this phone since late last year and have been really excited about it. My concerns are the 512 of RAM and does it have 4G. I’d jump all over this phone if it has 4G, but would have to think long and hard about a 2 year contract on a 3G phone. Can you imagine 1 year from now being the only person left on 3G ? Meh..

  • http://Website Bohica

    This phone looks great as everyone is saying but I have one huuuuuuge reservation with TMO. When are they going to get rid of that infernal 5GB data cap? I can’t stand that policy. I use up all my data by week 2 of every month by just looking at Youtube vids and using Pandora and listening to podcasts. I would pay more for a 10GB cap and I imagine some of you would as well. What good is all this power and advancement in smartphones when you can only take limited advantage of these devices? For the last 2 weeks of the month, I may as well have the worst phone out there. Its frustrating.

  • http://Website gggirlgeek

    Sooooo upset about T-mobile crippling the Galaxy S with 1Gb rom. It’s useless. I have to decide whether to return my G2 today and I would love to wait for this phone. But with T-mo’s history of ruining perfect phones like this I don’t trust them to put 4G or (in my dreams) 21mbps HPDA+. I may keep my G2. I can always sell it and buy an unlocked G2x if it ends up having no key issues.

    And I don’t trust that they will leave the 8Gb rom alone. I could care less what stock UI it comes with because I will put my own on it. Hardware is what matters. This phone has it all if they leave it alone. Most likely they won’t though because then we would sit on our phone for 2+ years. Can’t have that!

    • http://Website Archived

      Agreed,,,they will try to ruin it just enough so we want to replace it in 1.5 years.

  • http://Website Skyjuice

    Ok..I know you guys are going to tar and feather me…but I have a TMO blackberry 8900 w/trackball (old skool style). ..and my battery keeps going and going and going…hehe.

  • http://Website dingoismyname

    if lg say it would upgrade to the next update what about the rest? like ice cream sandwich etc? i would love to get this phone but if its only getting one update whats the point?

    • http://Website Archived

      goggle “cyanogenmod” :p

      • http://Website bingoismynameo

        i know u can root it but its kinda sad that lg only want to update it once then throw in the trash

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    predicted specs for UPCOMING HTC EVO2/3D
    2.960by540 resolution
    3.New Htc sense UI 3D style
    4.Dualcore snapdragon MSM 8660
    5.Adreno 220cpu for smoother 3d performance
    6.1080p hd video-out via hdmi 20mbps
    7.a synchronous core clocking 3d video out and 3d video capture
    8.hdmi mirrioring mode for playing games and web browsing, games will run at 60fps
    9.encoding and decoding 3d video
    10.2.0 front facing camera
    11.8/16 built in internal memory
    12.16/32micro sd card out the box
    13.1800 Mah battery
    14. 8/10 mp camera
    15.DNLA techonolgy
    16.wifi b,g,n,
    17.bluetooth 3.0
    18.supports video playback mpeg4,h.203,h.204,divx,wmv,avi,3gp radio application
    21.Htc cloud base services for gaming and purchasing of applications and device support by the cloud.

  • http://Website norupz

    I‘ve had mine for almost a week now (it became available in the Danish market last week) and I must say that I’m impressed with the device ;)

    Coming from a HTC Desire/Bravo it had a huge gap to fill out, but I’m really satisfied!!

    Now I’m just waiting for some custom gingerbread rom‘s to appear, since I did the root on it my first day with it (:

  • http://Website mkrmec

    1. UGLY icons for menu back etc.. wrong size
    2. THE MOST UGLY notification bar icons!!.. all colors of the rainbow blah

    • http://Website Palour

      So true and that’s a shame.

      is there a way to change these ugly icons & colors ?

  • http://Website matt m

    I kust bought the G2 in November, I love it but i am more excited for this…No loose hinges to fear anymore. .haha.


  • http://Website casualsuede

    Here is my issue. The G-series was supposed to be a PURE Google experience with a keypad.

    Well, the Keypad is already out. What about the experiences?

    Well, on the video I saw, it has featureslike T-Mobile TV, T-Mobile Mail, TegraZone, EA Games App, Polaris Office, etc on it.

    Oh, yeah, it also had a button for TeleNav, which I am not a fan of.

    While I think the specs on this device is good, is this really a G-phone or is T-Mobile and LG just capitalizing on the G-series that HTC help develop?

  • Leona Dellinger

    This is a great article. Thanks a ton for bothering to describe all of this out for all of us. It’s a great help!