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Android 4.4 KitKat for the Korean LG G2 shown off in a 3-minute long video

Android 4.4 KitKat for the Korean LG G2 shown off in a 3-minute long video
A 3-minute long YouTube video of a Korean version LG G2 running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat has been online for some 10 days now and has, somehow, managed to dodge our attention. LG started rolling out the update for locals back in December, however only a fraction of the G2 population had, reportedly, gotten its hand on the new, chocolaty-flavored iteration. 

Anyhow, said video, recorded through the new KitKat screen record feature, showcases a few of the changes that G2 owners can expect. Unfortunately, we've got to admit that it'll probably leave some of you wishing for more, as not much has been changed. At a first look, we can report that status bar elements are now all grey-white, there are some tweaks and re-arrangements in the notification bar area, and we also even glanced the Printing option in the settings menu. Moreover, apps like the Camera and built-in Browser now have full-screen modes, meaning that the black strip with on-screen navigation buttons is less obtrusive, or altogether gone. Take a look for yourself.

Thanks for the tip, Richie.

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posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:36 1

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4821; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


You're welcome, Chris. Happy to help. :)
Well, it looks like nothing has changed in the KitKat update, it's just the notification bar thingys has changed to white which is disappointing.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:36

2. Just.Saying (Posts: 101; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Off Topic : If Kit Kat supports 512mb ram, Can my i9000 run it ?

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:55 1

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6623; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yup. XDA will give it some love.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 07:19

12. Shubham412302 (Posts: 293; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


galaxy s has 200mb free ram in normal usage in kitkat cm11

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:38 3

3. LGisgood (Posts: 230; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


i love LG!
GOOD JOB LG.........

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:40 3

4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4821; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I like LG, but their KitKat update is disappointing.
BAD JOB LG........

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 07:20

13. Shubham412302 (Posts: 293; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


g pro and optimus g are still stuck on 4.1.2

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:59 1

6. zachattack (Posts: 439; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Selling my G2 for the experia Z2 that's hitting Verizon in a few. Good job LG but you is boring!

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 05:13 3

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6623; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Dafu.q did I just read?

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 05:11 1

7. lallolu (Posts: 210; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Do people want LG to change the UI just becauswe they updated to KikKat? How much UI change is there between stock android 4.3 and 4.4

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 05:59

10. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 306; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Maybe because their current UI is s**t, full of crap, you cant remove things that take unnecessary space and few more things.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 05:46

9. hafini_27 (Posts: 144; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


So, any new features beside version bump?

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 06:00

11. zachattack (Posts: 439; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


I didn't say what i said because of 4.4. I know that updates never really change anything unlike the weird people that freak out about not getting updates fast. LG's OS is boring and i want something like Sony or Sense. Sony is bringing the Z2 to big red so i'll gladly fork over the monayyy

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 09:02 1

14. Ezio2000 (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


LG's UI is boring and you prefer sony over it lol :D

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 05:30

15. loveHEAVYMETAL (Posts: 71; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


personaly i think that sony ui is the worst ui ever...that gray colour just make the screen more bad,low contrast ui is very ugly...and it is quite boring,very less function

sense ui is ok, google stock ui jusk ok in 4.4,but very plain, lack some useful function that available in lg optimus ui(well i love lg ui the most)
such as slide a side,knock on,quick note,qslide,dual screen dual play,guest mode and more...
some will said the lg ui features is copy from samsung ui right? try look at old lg features phone,truth samsung is copy lg s class ui (which used in lg featured phone ) well features is taken from other OEM such as knock on,guest mode
but itt is good for us,lg made all in one device(well that just my opinion)

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 10:11

16. larryinokc (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


Why does everybody get so uptight about the LG UI???? You can turn it all off in the settings menu, and have nothing but toggles showing. One thing I'm hoping is that 4.4 doesn't do away with the mobile data toggle like 4.3 did on the S4. That one STILL has me scratching my head! Great unbiased review! I love my G2, but probably won't do the update. I like the blue status bar icons, and using Go Launcher, I have the same color icon labels. Love the effect. Why fix something that isn't broke...at least to me.

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