LG G2 Android 4.4 update demoed on video: the same, but better

Daniel Bader

January 14, 2014 12:30pm

The LG G2 shipped last year with Android 4.2.2, and an update to KitKat has been promised by the “late Q1,” which roughly translates to the end of March.

The company’s flagship has already been updated to Android 4.4 in its native Korea, however, and an English-speaking citizen has screencasted some of the new features. While there aren’t a lot of visual changes — the status bar is now white, and the notification shade is less ugly, but still too busy — users can expect a modicum of improvements in a variety of places.

For example, Immersive Mode is now supported on the beautiful 5.2-inch Full HD display, and there is a wireless printing option appended to the Settings. Users can also select a default messaging app and it appears there are improvements to the camera speed.

While the Android 4.4 won’t change the fact that LG chose to controversially place the device’s power and volume buttons on the back, it’s nice to see the company working to keep its flagship updated.

  • neodoru

    That interface is even worse than samsung’s!

    • Adam Watts

      Really, its just the notification tray is a mess, the rest is fine.

  • hyperhyper

    I picked up the G2 just after launch and I have to say I’m thrilled with it. Though Knock On is not new, it should be a standard on all phones and the volume rocker/power button on the back and great. I never have to wonder if the power is on the side or top of the phone. As Daniel mentioned way back when, it takes about 2-3 days to get used to it but I think it’s an great design. Looking forward to 4.4

  • Debora

    Good move! LG. I can’t wait for it

  • Super_Deluxe

    Damn still looks ugly. CM11 it is then!

  • chapman1969

    I had the verizon gs3 and it took samsung forever to push Out. the 4.3 update out so I decided to go with the LG g2. And this phone rock’s even though it has 4.2.2 on it. And i am hoping that lg gives us 4.4.2 update for us lg g2 owner’s quickly So come on lg it’s time for some kit kat.

  • Nathaniel James

    Sadly this one come until March for G2 users :/