LG’s yesteryear flagship is now being treated to the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update across the globe.
LG has been slower than a herd of turtles in pushing out software updates to its devices, but this year the company seems to have finally turned things around. The LG G2 started receiving an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat as early as December, at least in the company’s home country, and now, the update is rolling out to the international variant of the device. Almost five months after Google announced the latest version of the OS, but for LG, that’s pretty much a world record.
The update brings over all the features and improvements that are part of KitKat, including wireless printing support, full-screen mode, faster performance, white status bar icons, advanced location control, option to select the default messaging and home launcher apps, reduced RAM usage, and general stability improvements. The update will also improve the responsiveness of LG’s KnockOn feature, which lets users do a double tap on the screen to wake the device up, and offer increased battery life in functions like music playback.
As is always the case with software updates (except in the iOS world), the update will roll out in phases over several days or even weeks, so it could be a while before it shows up in every region and on every carrier. The full changelog for the update can be seen below – it’s the changelog from AT&T’s update, but it should apply to the international version as well.
- Improved user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, improved closed captioning support, and stronger security.
- Improved battery efficiency: the phone plays music more efficiently and supports the battery-saving location mode, extending battery life.
- Faster processing speed: The latest version of Android provides a noticeable speed boost that runs applications 17 percent faster than before and web-browsing speed is improved with the Chromium engine.
- Printing in the Cloud: Google Cloud Printer makes it simple to print documents via Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth connection.
- Enhanced “Knock On” feature: The responsiveness of LG’s Knock On feature has been improved.