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!


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KitKat pushing out for AT&T's LG G2


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

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Yeah. I think they are realizing the importance of them

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

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Sweet!! Good for you, brother!!

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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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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.


That's nice to know. Thanks, Jerry!

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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.

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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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..

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

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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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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.. :(

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

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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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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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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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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.

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

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

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

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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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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.

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

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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With the update to 4.4.2 I get a message in every reboot saying " 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!!

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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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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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.....

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.

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

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