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AT&T surprises LG G2 owners with KitKat update

February 23, 2014
LG G2 Review Hands On

AT&T has some unexpected good news for LG G2 owners, the phone’s update to Android 4.4 KitKat is now rolling out to users.

The carrier announced the update roll out on its official blog, catching us by surprise. Unlike HTC, LG hasn’t spent a lot of time telling its users when the KitKat update will come to their phones. It’s hard to complain with a relatively speedy update, though.

The update brings along all the standard KitKat upgrades including the new fullscreen mode, redesigned status and navigation bars, closed caption support, and better security. AT&T also says the update will improve battery life of the phone, though the battery inside the LG G2 was quite impressive before the update thanks to its size. There’s also the promise of faster processing, and cloud printing through Google Cloud Printer.

The one G2-specific feature highlighted in the blog post is Knock On. The update to KitKat improves the feature that lets you wake the G2 by tapping the display twice by making it more responsive.

There isn’t much more to say about the update to KitKat, except that AT&T G2 owners can wait for the carrier to push the update to their phone. Or, if you’re impatient you can check for in manually in the Software Update option in the About phone section of Settings.

If you have a G2 on AT&T with the update, is KitKat a significant improvement for your phone? Everyone else, are you still waiting for your update to KitKat?