Speed boost promised with latest Android OS update

Android 4.4 KitKat for the LG G2 will bering rolling out to devices in the UK from mid-March, a video uploaded by LG UK reveals. The manufacturer says that the KitKat update brings performance improvements to the G2, alongside standard Android 4.4 features like cloud printing and the Chromium browsing engine for web views.

In the video above, LG uses a high frame rate camera to capture the performance differences between Jelly Bean and KitKat in a variety of tasks, including KnockOn wake-ups, app load times, camera startup and web page rendering. All in all, the company says KitKat makes the G2 17 percent faster, which is nothing to sniff at.

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LG G2 KitKat update hitting the UK from mid-March


HTC is not LG.

Like I said previously, LG is unapologetic that they will get around to updates someday.

LG might finally gain some ground when they finally to realize that prompt updates will gain more customers. Main reason why the G2 wasn't even on my radar when I purchased my new phone. I like LG too.

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Thank god I have a LG firmware and not network operator one. I would be waiting 4 months after everybody else received it.

YW Alex!! I have to give credit to my Twitter pal Lars for hitting me with it this morning. Looking forward to this update even though the G2 is a beast on 4.2.2 already.

Just got an LG G-Pad for £179.99 from Asda in the UK, do you think it'll receive the Kitkat update at the same time as the G2?

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Root your device and run the Mahdi-ROM.. it's 110% ROCK STABLE highly customizable, and it's 4.4.2 KitKat.
There is NO substitute.. My G-Pad 8.3 could not be faster or happier.

The UK version is probably an easy port for AT&T and T-MO variants

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At least the phone will apparently be faster, in the uk.

I love this phone and the G Pad but if LG wants to compete with Samsung they need to be on top of updates in my opinion for customer retention.

The good thing is the G2 is pretty great on 4.2.2.

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Where do you people come up with this stuff... customer retention, pfff.... the phone is an absolute beast as is. I for one couldn't care less about any updates.

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I'm still hoping Knock Code makes it into the update. Such a brilliant idea.

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Just picked up a lightly used AT&T G2. Arrived today actually. Pretty stoked on it. Good to see KK in the future. Whenever that may be.

My real question is: Will KitKat be in the states before the G3 is out or the G3 will be before? Everything takes for ever here!

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So....................... don't buy an LG.
And......................every time you feel like complaining about them, put a nickel in a jar marked "My new Nexus".

The video shows Photo Gallery in the KK update. I thought Gallery was gone with the KK update? It is gone in my LG G Pad GPE. What gives?

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