AT&T G2

KitKat said to be 17 percent faster than Jelly Bean

It must be KitKat day at AT&T headquarters — and none of us will complain about that. Not only is the HTC One getting it's update, but KitKat is rolling out for the LG G2 as well.

Per AT&T, you'll be getting Android 4.4, which will make your G2 faster and last longer.

  • 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 mproved 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.

Make sure your battery is over 50 percent charged, look in Settings > General > About phone > Software Update > Update now to get started.

Be sure to get into the comments and share how it all went with all of us!

Source: AT&T. Thanks, everyone who sent this in!

 
There are 102 comments

A895 says:

Verizon and Now AT&T. Both have been on the ball with updates lately.

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drokssilva says:

Yeah. I think they are realizing the importance of them

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MERCDROID says:

+1

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MERCDROID says:

Yaaaay!! Congrats, AT&T G2 owners!!

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Just got mine Friday. Looks like things just got better ;-)

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MERCDROID says:

Sweet!! Good for you, brother!!

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krant min says:

Yes, I see the difference. Improved performance and knock on is faster now.

wnflyer says:

How long until this comes to Verizon? I'm thinking May. Yes, of 2014.

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cporier91 says:

Kit Kat, for your health.

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wnflyer says:

Good catch! Ya Daingus.....

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Can I still get OTA if my AT&T is unlocked and connected with T-Mobile? Or will I have to get OTA from T-Mobile when they release it?

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TheMimic12 says:

It's the AT&T model, so I think you should get the OTA.

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dbranch8 says:

Pretty sure you need an AT&T sim to get OTA's.

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Amir47 says:

False

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Really? Then how I else could I update?

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Amir47 says:

They way you normally would.

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intrepid359 says:

No, you can get the update even with no SIM at all. It'll update over wifi.

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I give it a try then. Thanks.

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I've never been able to. Today included.

 

Yeah... I've given everything a try but no updates yet. I changed the date and etc...

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I've never been able to OTA an AT&T branded phone without a SIM card in it. None of us here have. In fact, I don't know anybody personally who has.

 

So your suggesting that I get an AT&T Sim card somehow? Would it have to be connected or just with the Sim itself?

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The sim verifies the phone is active on AT&Ts network. Though you can download through wifi, I believe the OTA push is initial Cellular.

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yankeesusa says:

Find a friend who has AT&T.

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I would visit an AT&T store and let them do it.

For the record, I grabbed a sim from a loaner phone and it went right through ...

MERCDROID says:

That's nice to know. Thanks, Jerry!

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Mobius360 says:

Yes.. Although I'm not on At&t hopefully this means T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint are right around the corner. Looking forward to hearing about the improvements.

I was hoping the Note 3 was going to be At&t 1st Kitkat update. Guess I'll wait patiently.....not! C'MON AT&T

Cubfan says:

Apparently you forgot about the Moto X that has had it for months.

Wasn't the Moto X released with Kitkat?

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MERCDROID says:

No, it wasn't. It was released with 4.3. And, that was to be expected, as kitkat had just launched the month prior to the Moto X's release date.

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Morten Lund says:

You mean 4.2.2. Moto released it 2 weeks after 4.3 dropped and went for 4.4 directly.. Also everybody remember that Moto have started on their second KitKat update for the X..

MERCDROID says:

You're absolutely right. My apologies for spread misinformation.

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AlwaysSmile says:

Come on T-Mobile! Get it out before Verizon and Sprint!!!

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BB_Bmore says:

17 percent faster, you say!?

Mike

krant min says:

Its faster. You can see the difference.

+1

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Mobius360 says:

I am hoping there are some camera improvements

Whoa, this came out of nowhere Haha Great job AT&T!

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Agreed definitely out of nowhere. When I heard the UK got KitKat I assumed the end of March at the earliest.

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MERCDROID says:

Well, you know what they say: expect the worst and hope for the best.

Thinking about it that way, AT&T is hella early with this update.

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bgbagz says:

Dayum This is sickening where is T mobile updates for the the GN3

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MERCDROID says:

Lulz.

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sniffs says:

Got the update on my HTC One.. nothing on my LG yet..even used the LG Support tool to try and manually update because I'm rooted and still nada.. :(

joklun says:

Is the camera improved? Especially the slow focus in low light situations.

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Sprint is probably gonna beat T-Mobile and Verizon because it got its HTC One update first.

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Bobthahog says:

I got mine! 679 megabytes! Good job AT&T!

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Amir47 says:

I will patiently await the sprint update.

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rampage1979 says:

Me and you were in the same boat thinking LG would be last getting this update out they might actually be trying to keep their phones up to date. I love my G2 on 4.2.2 I bought it thinking I might never see an update with LG past record but I'm glad to see that maybe they have changed I guess we will have to see if they can keep it up.

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Amir47 says:

Yeah I'm surprised

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Yeah... Like my battery needs to last longer with this phone.

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Hand_O_Death says:

Ha, true, I switched from the VZW galaxy nexus to the T Mo G2 and the thing lasts forever. I love it. Guess a little more couldn't hurt though.

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Mikey47 says:

I've heard they've implemented the "infinite battery" API, where you charge your battery once and it lasts forever!! This will be awesome, although it wouldn't bother me to have to charge the battery once a month or so. :-P

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S_C_B says:

Anybody with this update now able to use Google Wallet?

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Does it break root?

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Assume it will.

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Actually it won't even update. It downloaded the update, rebooted to apply the update but didn't. Instead popped up a message something like, "Device suspected of rooting. No update available for rooted devices." May not have been the exact wording, but that's close.

Too funny, really.

scotty137 says:

Does this come with the new Knock Code features just launched on the G2 Pro and G2 Mini?

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moosc says:

Is it true ATT removed the use of Google wallet. And just sticking with isis

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I really hope T-Mobile gets us customers the update really soon!

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drokssilva says:

I wish HTC did what lg did, make no promises. Cause if HTC had done what lg had done and not made the in one month or whatever promise after promise it would have seemed like they were over delivering.

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krant min says:

I got mine. I see the performance difference. Knock on is clearly faster. Opening app is a bit faster too.

KingGinger55 says:

Does it enable ART?

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rampage1979 says:

Yes it has the option to enable Art in developer options. I hope it's not exclusive to Korea only?

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oldschoolsig says:

My screen issues where it would go haywire sometimes... A thing of the past. Also, ble is a nice addition. Not missing iOS except for: imessage,findmy iPhone and face time. There are Android alternatives... Just not as good, although textra is working on it.

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+1 on BLE

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oldschoolsig says:

My email stability and speed had been getting pretty poor, seems really tight after kk.

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Probably just needed to clear you cache more than anything.

eahinrichsen says:

In what ways is Find My iPhone better than Android Device Manager? A few people here have mentioned that it's superior, but I haven't had an iOS device since before that was implemented, so I've never used it.

pquirk777 says:

Those of us toting AT&T Galaxy S4's can complain about KitKat day at HQ

Jonneh says:

I don't know why, but I can't stop chuckling at them saying "17% faster" even if it is, lol. :-)

jc411 says:

that LG UI is hideous.. why the teal/turquoise color?

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No, it's not. But to each his own.

yankeesusa says:

Can anyone confirm if Google wallet tap and pay works out of the box after this update?

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Maadstar says:

Downloading KK now. Will let you know.

Maadstar says:

For AT&T it is still disabled.

ccharries3 says:

Anybody else having a problem with there fitbit trackers not syncing after the kit Kat update

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oldschoolsig says:

Yes... It's because kk brought ble (Bluetooth low energy).I have a force which is being recalled, they seem to not offer support for those not effected by skin issue

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s1930 says:

I had the same problem and fixed it by uninstalling the fitbit app and installing this fix...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2492436

Mpearce25 says:

There is no option to enable art?

G2

rampage1979 says:

I saw a video on YouTube the option was in developer options.

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duoFurious says:

Come on tmobile, I want this. And need it for chromecast.

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SoCalBIGmike says:

I cant get the update to push. I just bought my phone today. Tried the time/date trick, etc. On AT&T.

I've not received it either. Bought Friday off contract from att store. Using att gophone sim.

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Bobthahog says:

Wow, I got my 4.4.2 update today and I ran Antutu and my score was about 10,000 points less than before! I thought kit kat was spost to make it faster and run better?

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Brad71#AC says:

Benchmarks don't tell you how fast a phone is. I bet after a day of use you'll see how much faster the phone is no matter what the benchmark's say. I had a Nexus 4 and it was faster after Kit Kat but the benchmarks were lower.

Bobthahog says:

Yeah, I think u are correct. Knock on is definitely faster and works way more consistently. I had done a factory reset before the update because it has been my experience that when you have a big update and don't factory reset 1st, there are issues and lagging. Even after I had reset, the phone was real unresponsive and wouldn't scroll smoothly and it would constantly open up some because the screen wouldn't scroll right. So I did a 2nd factory reset and it is excellent now. So thanks for the input and I agree. Benchmarks aren't real world use.

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teomor says:

F*ck benchmarks!

Bobthahog says:

I have an AT&T LG G2 on straight talk and after the kit kat update I have lost the ability to receive or send picture mail. Has anybody else had this problem with mms? I really hope they come out with new APN settings so we are able to send and receive mms again. But now it won't let me erase the original AT&T AND APN setting. Before the update my phone had zero APN settings until I created the 1 to work with straight talk and now it has AT&T setting as default and can't be erased or modified. Please help!

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DanielMena9 says:

I am in the same boat! Did you find a fix for your MMS?

Bobthahog says:

Nope. Been looking all over the internet. I have tried all kinds of different APN settings and no go. Before the update there was no AT&T APN. Now it has AT&T APN that cannot be deleted and doesn't allow the APN type to be changed on the 1 created for straight talk. If you find a fix for it please post it.

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barondebxl says:

Wow, this is fantastic

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SpeedDemon18 says:

With the update to 4.4.2 I get a message in every reboot saying "com.google.process.gapps has stopped", I just did every method founded in the web and nothing fix it and I did factory reset and the problem get back, please HELP somebody!!

Bobthahog says:

I had the exact same thing happen. I did factory reset and still did is so I removed a few apps that I thought was causing it. It turns out swiftkey was causing it. Really sucks cuz I love that keyboard. On Google play store, others with LG G2 had same problem. Do u have swiftkey?

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SpeedDemon18 says:

The swiftkey is the app that causing problem, it's sad for now don't use it, hopefully with coming updates for swiftkey fix it.

rodcpierce says:

I just went back to stock from a rooted G2. Then flashed this update. So far it is amazing. Zero issues! Amazing battery life!

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nytrus113 says:

So odd that so many seem to have gotten it, but I still am unable to grab it. Even after changing date as far in the future as July 2014 still no OTA available. Hmmmm.....

Dizfunctions says:

The reason T-Mobile is always later us because of the wifi calling feature. This requires extra coding and hence extra time to prepare correctly.

Damien_Starr says:

Still waiting for kitkat on my att g2 seems everyone's got it but me

Unblurred says:

Hello all, I am new to the android world and so far so good. I am on AT&T and I don't have the new update yet either. I am big on updates, love doing them so this is driving me crazy! My husband's Galaxy S4 got it so that irks me even more. :-P

lil ma says:

Just got mine, love this phone one of the best. I I have noticed when messaging that the keyboard will sometimes keep writing letters even when nothings pressed on the screen. The seemed to happen after all the updates. I've had about 3 updates so far. Other than that I'd really be thrilled if they would make a fix for that, has to be a software issue. Definitely not the keyboard cause I tried downloading swift key that works better but I get the same thing. Other than that I love this phone. Please fix ASAP. Really think this phone deserves a lot more credit. I