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LG G2 Receives Android Kitkat Update

Earlier today LG announced the availability of Android 4.4 KitKat on the LG G2 smartphone. This is great news for G2 owners and shows that LG is committed to their promise of delivering KitKat.

With the KitKat OS 4.4.2 upgrade, the G2 will play music more efficiently and support the battery-saving location mode, extending – the already outstanding  battery life and user enjoyment. The latest Android OS also provides a noticeable speed boost, allowing the G2 to run applications up to 17 per cent faster than before. It also delivers quicker web browsing, based on internal testing, thanks to the Chromium engine. What’s more, a handy new feature called Google Cloud Printer makes it easy to print documents via Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth connection.

Also mentioned in this press release is a new exciting feature called “KnockCode”, but we were a little disappointed to learn this update will not be available until April (hopefully they meant early April). While we do have to wait, we can still talk about  how great KnockCode will be to G2 owners. The Knockon feature, while seemingly gimmicky, is one of the coolest features about this phone and allows for  quick access to the phone especially when the phone is placed flat on a surface and out of your hands. But true to spec, once the lock screen is presented, a passcode or pattern is required so having the ability to enter a knock pattern to both unlock the lock screen and the device will be very handy.

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The update took no more then 15 minutes and was very seamless. While we need to review battery tests over the next few days we did notice an overall improvement in performance and a quick bench shows it about 25+ higher after the update.

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The update itself was about 650MB +/- and can be downloaded through wifi or a cellular connection for Rogers, Telus, and Bell customers. Happy updating! For a full list of KitKat 4.4 features, visit android.com.

 

Press Release »

CANADIAN LG G2 RECEIVES ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT OS UPGRADE

AND NEW KNOCKCODE FEATURE

 

Toronto, March 25, 201 LG Electronics (LG) Canada announced today that the anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat OS upgrade for the G2 smartphone will roll out in Canada by the end of this month.

 

“LG is constantly striving to improve the user experience for its mobile customers and the latest KitKat OS upgrade furthers our commitment to Canadians,” said Ross Snow, vice-president of Mobile Communications, LG Canada. “In addition to introducing new features, the KitKat OS upgrade for the G2 delivers a number of optimizations that enhance the entire mobile user experience. We trust that our customers will enjoy the differentiated value offered by our latest upgrade package.”

 

With the KitKat upgrade, the G2 will play music more efficiently and support the battery-saving location mode, extending – the already outstanding ? battery life and user enjoyment. The latest Android OS also provides a noticeable speed boost, allowing the G2 to run applications up to 17 per cent faster than before. It also delivers quicker web browsing, based on internal testing, thanks to the Chromium engine. What’s more, a handy new feature called Google Cloud Printer makes it easy to print documents via Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth connection.

 

Building on the G2’s existing KnockOn feature – which lets users knock the display to wake up the phone – LG is also announcing another upgrade for G2 withKnockCode in early Q2.  KnockCode is a unique new function that allows users to select a knock pattern to unlock their smartphone.  Knock the pattern on any location of the screen and the phone will unlock.

 

KnockCode offers greater convenience and security as the pattern is entered on a blank screen using anywhere from two to eight taps, allowing for more than 80,000 possible combinations for an unmatched level of safety and security.

 

 

Android 4.4 KitKat OS upgrade will also be made available for the new LG G Flex smartphone later in 2014.  Additional details will be made available closer to upgrade date.

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