A vanilla UI and dual-core power combined with open hardware make the G2X one of the best Android phones to date
The LG T-Mobile G2X and its cousin from across the pond the Optimus 2X show us LG is serious about getting into the high-end Android market in the United States. LG has always been a major player in the mobile space, but up until now its U.S. Android offerings have leaned towards the mid-range of the market at best. When the LG Star prototype first showed up last November, the Android world (at least the part on the Internet) was all a-buzz with excitement. It's 4-inch display, dual-core Tegra 2 CPU and front facing camera were all still relatively new ideas then, and we ate it up.
But today, those kinds of specifications are a given. Maybe we're jaded, but as a whole the Android community scoffs at phones that aren't dual-core hot rods with big glass and don't have two cameras. So how does the G2X measure up with our current expectations of what makes a high-end Android smartphone? Hit the break and have a look.