The article will provide a user with information on features of the LG G2x’s features such as menus, calling, contacts and messaging.
LG G2x uses a stock Android interface with almost no intervention from T-Mobile. There are a few apps loaded by T-Mobile that cannot be removed, but otherwise the homescreen panels and buttons, the application drawer, and all the system menus that lie beneath are basic Android 2.2. The G2x offers five home screens which provides an opportunity for users to customize the appearance and placement of widgets and applications. The phone also has a dual-core 1GHz Tegra2 processor inside. It has good UI and application performance.
The phone provides a user with a calling shortcut that persists at the bottom of every home screen panel. If a user presses that button and is taken to the last calling function that user viewed, so if a user was browsing the call log, that’s what a user will see first. The phone and in-call options are standard Android
The G2x also includes T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi calling service. This works well for making phone calls through the home internet connection rather than the cellular network.
The phone can synchronise with Google contacts, Exchange servers, Facebook and Twitter. If a user adds a new application such as Skype, the phone can synchronize with those contacts as well. From a users contact list, tapping a picture brings up a small row of icons. This lets a user to make a call easily and also send a message or email, or start a navigation trip, if a user has a postal address listed.
The SMS/MMS messages are displayed in a conversational, threaded format. It is easy to attach media and information to a users messages, including pictures and videos, as well as navigation coordinates and contact information.
For instant messaging, the G2x comes with Google Talk. For email, there are Gmail and Exchange accounts, with support for multiple Exchange servers, as well as POP3 and IMAP4 mail accounts. The Gmail application is superior, with more features for managing, organizing and labeling messages. The LG G2x also includes apps for Twitter and Facebook. These apps come with widgets. This means that a user can read status updates or post new updates directly from the homescreen, without opening an application.