LG G2 customers from Saudi Arabia and Korea are now reporting about a new OTA update which seems to be none other than the much awaited Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
We have read that this is a slow rollout so users should be seeing the update sent in a slow and steady pace. Carriers generally do this for reasons they call a ‘soak test’ that enables them to test the update on a select number of smartphones in the public and see if there are any adverse reactions. Basically, they want to find out if the update will cause any major bugs so they can squash them as need be.
LG has told customers they had planned to get Android 4.4.2 update (KitKat) to their devices in January. This rollout may very well be on schedule but I have to wonder if they can finish them all (USA included) in only a week’s time. Google can take up to 2 months to send out updates for its Nexus line. If we were to guess, LG G2 customers in the U.S. might not start getting their updates until the start or middle of February.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat brings a lot of bug fixes and performance optimizations ranging from better RAM management to using less RAM as well. You will also see clever and elegant features sprinkled throughout Android. Things like the transparent status bar that lets the app color blend in to the status bar to create a fully immersed app experience. Emoji support is now built into the Google Keyboard and Cloud Printing has been integrated into the operating system as well as Chromecast support. One of the many clever features add is the ability to seek to a specific part of a song directly from your lock screen. All you have to do is tap and hold your finger on the pause/play button and you will see the feature activate.
What Android 4.4.2 KitKat features are you looking forward to the most?