Some sad news coming from LG Canada’s Twitter account today. The LG Optimus 2X won’t be receiving an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich as previously stated. The statement was issued in response to a tweet asking if the device would receive the delicious update. LG Canada did not explain the reason users would not see ICS, just stating “the original announcement was a general statement issued from HQ.”
Yesterday, we reported that the LG Optimus 2X and G2X would not actually be candidates for the Android 4.o Ice Cream Sandwich update. Well, it looks like the rumor mill jumped the gun on this one as LG sent word to our buddies over at Android and Me explaining the official plan for the devices.
Apparently LG is still in testing, determining whether or not the devices are physically capable of running the new OS. Even if they can operate under Android 4.0, LG’s main concern is that the user experience is a good one. We consumers can appreciate that, right? We apologize for misleading you and will let you know when we hear more.
[via Android and Me]
Last month we brought you news about the upcoming release of the Optimus One successor. At that time it was referred to as the Optimus Univa. An official announcement was made for the device but this time LG refers to it as the Optimus Hub.
Although rocking a new name, the specs are virtually the same. With the younger generation and affordability in mind, the mid range device features a single-core 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 3.5-inch HVGA (480×320) display, five-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA, 1,500mAh battery and Wi-Fi direct. It will first land in Europe in October for €199 unlocked, which is about $270. Unfortunately there is no word as to when it will arrive in the states.
We initially reported on the Xperian Pro coming to Fido back at the end of July, and now its here for your viewing pleasure. Canada wireless service provider Fido has added a new Android device to its quite limited line-up. Up until now Fido carried a total of 3 Android phones, the Samsung Nexus S, Acer Liquid E and the LG Optimus 2X, all of wich are decent devices. In comes the Xperia Pro to upgrade Fido’s Android resume by offering specs such as, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8.1 megapixel camera and 3.7-inch display.
If your in Canada, and you’re a customer of Fido you just might want to look into this deal. Although you’ll be stuck in a 3yr agreement with Fido, you can get this new Gingerbread phone with slide-out keyboard for $50. Another option is to take the easy way out, yet a little more expensive and sign-up with no contract for a price of $350.
Fido, a subsidiary of Rogers Wireless in Canada has announced that they’ll be adding a few hefty smartphones to the lineup, sparing nothing in the spec department. Among their arsenal of handsets, they’ll now have the privileged and honor of adding devices like the LG Optimus 2X, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro and last but not least, the Samsung Galaxy Q. No word yet on pricing, however, according to Android Central, providers of the pics above and below, we could expect the devices to come in around the $100 mark. This is due in part as a result of the carrier usually not selling devices above that price tag. Sounds like a deal to us. Stay tuned to TA as we dig a little deeper and retrieve the final word as far as release dates and pricing go. And as always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break for another screen shot and confirmation.
The LG Optimus 2X is a beast of a smartphone by anyone’s standards today. What typically happens with deadly phones like this however, is that the carrier or manufacturer decide to pre-load it with a bunch of apps they think will improve the overall use for the consumer. As this is a much larger subject as to why they should just leave the OS alone and let US decide what apps to install, the LG Optimus 2X will be launching with little more than stock Android 2.2, with an upgrade to Gingerbread right after launch. NICE!
That said, there’s always a need to put a little more than stock Android on your beastly device right? So, the LG Optmius 2X, also known as the T-Mobile G2X when they launch it, has gotten some custom coding courtesy of Paul from MoDaCo. Paul successfully built a custom recovery, kernel and custom ROM for the Optmius 2X, which means that when it launches, which we hope to be very soon, you’ll be able to bring it home and start loading it up with some CM7, or maybe a few other ROMs that may be available by the time this hits the market. Head on over to the xda source link below to stay up to date on the developments available for the Optimus 2X.
[via intomobile, xda]
According to PC Magazine, a winner list for the upcoming CTIA E-Tech awards lists several devices, including the HTC Thunderbolt, the Motorola ATRIX 4G, the LG Revolution and two things simply labeled…”LG Mobile Phones”. Bwuh? What the heck does that even mean?
Well, as a T-mobile customer myself, nothing sounds sweeter to the ears than the very first dual-core device ever, rocking Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chip set, coming to my carrier. The technical and sophisticated word “YES!” comes to mind. If you’ll recall, we put up a post some time back of a review and quick hands on showing what the device is capable of. We also got wind of some more coverage of the device in a 20 min video you can view here. This is a good move in my opinion, as I believe the device is a worthy opponent to battle AT&T’s Motorola Atrix 4G, Verizon’s dual-core Droid Bionic and whatever Sprint has under their belt, which they’ll reveal at CTIA. At launch, the device will be renamed the “T-Mobile G2X”, according to an article by our friends over at TmoNews. Of course, we’re sure it will be an HSPA+ compatible device like the G2, the only question is, will it support the 21 Mbps network? No word as of yet on pricing or an official release date, but you know Talk Android is on it, so stay tuned. Hit the break for more pics and specs of the device. And check out the promo video from CES. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Gonna pick one up? Or will you hold out for Sammy’s Galaxy S 4G?
It looks like LG is coming in a little later than expected (or stated) when it comes to releasing the LG Optimus 2X in Europe. We heard from LG it was going to be in January, but now we can see it’ll be sometime “this month”. Good things come to those who wait I guess is the most appropriate saying to throw in right about now.
The Optimus 2X will ship with Android 2.2, but will be updated to Gingerbread as soon as they can make it available, which is a promise from LG. The current pricing found in Germany for the LG Optimus Speed is around €500 and should be similarly priced at launch in other European markets.
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The LG Optimus 2X and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc are hitting the UK for pre-orders. You’ll save 6-8% on the original pricing by purchasing them now on Play.com. Just as the pic says, the Sony Xperia Arc will set you back £459.99, expected to launch April 1st 2011 (but that may be Sony’s sense of humor on everyone). The LG Optimus 2X will be £469.99 and launch on March 18th 2011 (no joking around there). It’s said that the LG Optimus 2X may be launching with Vodafone UK at that same date.
When are they coming here? We’ll keep you posted for official launch dates.