LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update details

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lgg2The LG G2 is one of the higher end devices on the market today and actually has LG back in the smartphone game after a couple of mediocre releases over the last few years.  With the LG G3 ready to launch sometime this year, those with the LG G2 are wondering what they are in for now that the Android 4.4 KitKat software rollout is complete.  The first company to get the update out to users was AT&T and since then it has been going very quickly with all of the users being update in the United States in the few short weeks that followed.

Some users on the Verizon Wireless network are waiting for the software, but that is expected as Verizon typically takes a little longer than the rest of the mobile carriers in the country.  When the LG G2 hit the market, it was pre-installed with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software, so it was already behind the current Android 4.3 at the time.  Now LG is finally starting to get caught up with others like HTC and Samsung when it comes to what software they have installed on their flagship devices.

Now that the majority of users have the update installed, you can start to see what LG brought along with it in terms of updates, improvements and enhancements.  Skipping right to Android 4.4 KitKat from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean the smartphone missed a couple of the performance updates that came with Android 4.3.  Android 4.4 KitKat brings full screen mode, white fonts compared to blue, emoticons for the Google Keyboard, and more that LG featured in a short video clip posted online.  Google worked hard to make version 4.4 the fastest, smoothest and best experience of them all and many would agree.

Even though the jump to Android 4.4 is a big one, the changes within the user interface for the LG G2 is nothing major.  Other than the white fonts, that used to be blue, the main interface seems to be unchanged.  Apps like the standard messaging application have been replaced with Google Hangouts and games can now use the full screen which happens when the navigation buttons and notification bar disappear.  Some issues that have been reported since the updates started going out include lower battery life, slower performance and some glitches that make the phone reset.  The next Android update is version 4.4.3 and that will bring small bug fixes.

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  1. Still no update in Australia.!

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