Are you a T-Mobile G2 handset user on T-Mobile? If so, we’ve got some great news that could make you feel happy. We know you, the T-Mobile G2 owners must have been eagerly and patiently waiting for the most-awaited Gingerbread update roll out for their handsets. We were pretty sure that it was on its way to the T-Mobile G2 handsets. And finally the carrier has now announced that the T-Mobile G2 phones introduced last year will be getting the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update. Just a few days ago, T-Mobile has rolled out the Gingerbread Manual update for the T-Mobile G2x, and an OTA Gingerbread update also rolled out on yesterday. T-Mobile has posted all the details of the new software on its website. Along with the Gingerbread update, the update also includes other goodies, a few other fixed and improved issues. The improvements and changes contained within the T-Mobile G2 Android 2.3 update are:
# Tell HTC.
# Addition of Google Books.
# Notification bar color scheme turns black.
# Pressing the power key while on a call disables the proximity sensor.
# Enhanced battery indicator, phone, and web icons.
# Addition of the Color-coded network icon and signal indicator – Green when connected to Google servers. Grey when not connected.
# Improved Wi-Fi calling.
# Improved new SMS and email notifications.
# More improvements to sending MMS from the Gallery.
T-Mobile G2 owners should be getting the notification alert on their handsets, asking the users to accept the update. The users can try to manually pull the update down by heading over to Menu -> Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates and hit Download button. Wait for the update to download and install on the device. Don’t forget to take a back up of your phone and microSD card before proceeding to download the the latest update.
T-Mobile has also noted that starting August 5, users will be able to go to the nearest T-Mobile retail store to update their T-Mobile G2 handsets to the latest software version. So there you have it. Pretty exciting news if you happen to own an Android powered G2 phone over T-Mobile air waves, although it’s still unclear how long some of you may have to wait for the update to hit your handsets. Don’t panic if you don’t see the notification right away as this OTA update is expected to be pushed out to all handsets over the coming weeks.