T-Mobile G2 Finally Gets Gingerbread Update

The T-Mobile G2 joins the G2X as back-to-back handsets to receive their Gingerbread software updates.  This update breathes a bit of new life into the handset that has been out nearly a year.  As the true successor to the first ever Android handset, we’re glad to see the update arrive, even if it took a bit longer than we would have liked. Hit the break to see some of the features in the Gingerbread update for one of our favorite sliding QWERTY handsets on the market.

Features and improvements in the G2 Gingerbread update:

  • New features:
    • Android  2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
    • Tell HTC app
    • Google Books added
    • Notification bar color scheme is changed to black
    • New battery indicator, phone, and web icons
    • Color-coded network icon and signal indicator added. Green when connected to Google  servers. Grey when not connected.
    • Pressing the power key while on a call disables the proximity sensor
  • Improvements:
    • Wi-Fi calling improvements
    • New SMS and email notification improvements
    • Improvements to sending MMS from the Gallery
If you are using G2, then your phone should show an automatic update notification. Want to to check on your own?  Here’s the quick and easy steps! Menu>Settings>About Phone>System Updates.
Source: PocketNow
  • Anonym

    not for me

    • Rick Aiello

      Mine is updating right now!  I didn’t even know it was coming… yay!

  • waiting

    Not for me either: “your system is currently up to date” 2.2. 

    • Thijs Koot

      It always takes a while before updates are rolled out to everyone. Just be patient.

    • thats what im saying FTS i want my update … i mean my market updated its all cool and stuff but where is the rest? 

  • Buffarama

    the t-mo page says if you go to the store after 8/5/11 they can update you if you haven’t yet gotten the ota

    • Dragonfreezea_c

      I still have not received the update and I also went to the store after an hour and a half they said I have to wait for ota because my phone didn’t. Want to update. 🙁

  • Ephedx

    Still no update here either……

  • Ballzdeape

    got it bout an hour ago! AWESOME!

  • Tahnee

    i don’t like the new update at all.. my battery life is worse then it was… i don’t have the POP up when i get a text message anymore.. . ITS a mess… how do i fix it? i went to message settings was checked so i don’t know what the hell HAPPENED I DON’T LIKE IT AT ALL!! NEEDS to be FIXED

  • Jorge

    Whats the 2g next on the top

  • BQ

    Just got my update Today 11/1/12.

  • BQ

    (correction) Just got my update Today 11/1/11.