LG G2 updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat in Canada, Knock Code coming in April
Of course, some LG G2 owners around the world already got a taste of KitKat, but not everyone’s been that lucky so far. In any case, LG should provide updates with KitKat and Knock Code to all G2 models (carrier-branded or not) in the near future.
The curved LG G Flex is next on LG’s list of handsets that will receive Android KitKat and Knock Code.
sources: NewsWire Canada, Mobile Syrup
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8627; Member since: 14 May 2012)
LG should have released the KitKat update a long time ago and send out an additional update for Knock Code, stability, bug fixes, etc.
7. wargreymon (Posts: 151; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
What good is rushing out an update full of bugs? That logic makes no sense...
12. Jishnusur (Posts: 73; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
You mean like Samsung's S3 Jelly Bean 4.3?
And sorry mate which bugs are you talking about? Increased Battery life, better performance? I need those bugs for sure!
18. player911 (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
LG did release the G2 KitKat update a long time ago. I think the G2 got KitKat at the end of December. These are just the slow carrier branded versions.
And exactly like said below, the first version was full of bugs. It had audio and battery drain issues. It also didn't have the KitKat white theme icons and missing some other things. They've gotten a few updates since then, but Carriers typically wait and test to pass the tests for stability and network connections.
LG is doing everything right with the G2. Carriers are just slow to approve updates (and probably for good reason). Verizon is the last Carrier to get updated and I think it'll be happening soon. Sprint's 4.4 update is on LGs servers now.
2. fzacek (Posts: 1884; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I'm really considering getting the G2. It's over a hundred dollars cheaper than the Galaxy S4 with T-Mobile, so I think it's the best flagship, high-end smartphone out there.
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8627; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Use craigslist to sell your phone, and with the money you earn buy a S4. You'll receive software updates faster, longer, and have the gods over at XDA bless you with hundreds of ROMs.
5. skyline88 (Posts: 330; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
S4 is dirt cheap now, going for 450 USD.
add another 50 USD for 32GB and LTE.
16. fzacek (Posts: 1884; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
The LG G2 is considerably cheaper than the S4 though. Look it up.
6. maherk (Posts: 1029; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Although I ended up selling my wife's G2 to a friend, I was too lazy to take off the ad from CL, and for about a month until I got the 1st person asking about, and my price was 320 obo, with 2 cases, metal bumper, box and all accessories. While my S4 international version, which means no LTE support was sold on the same day, same thing with my old Note 2 international version.
Don't you think there are many reasons why Apple and Samsung hold their prices better than the competition?
19. player911 (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
Actually I would buy the Verizon Model. $450 off contract but also includes Qi Wireless Charging and Unlocked GSM bands. So you can buy it and slip in a Tmobile SIM and go.
You can actually flash Tmobile roms on it.
4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2692; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
It is getting updated in India as well.
8. Bukatorade (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
Just got the KitKat update on my Telus G2. The Knock Code didn't come with the update though. I love Knock On as it is, and probably wouldn't use the Code feature anyway, but still worth noting the omission.
9. wargreymon (Posts: 151; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
I did find this weird since no other version had gotten Knock Code and LG had said april. So looked at the source: "Building on the G2's existing KnockOn feature - which lets users knock the display to wake up the phone - LG is also announcing another upgrade for G2 with KnockCode in early Q2.". Good thing PA knows how to read and understand.
20. player911 (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
Knock On = Double tap to wake to lockscreen
Knock Code = Tapping specific areas in a row to unlock straight to desktop.
24. Bukatorade (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
I don't use a lockscreen. I just double tap to the desktop anyway.
11. myukh (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Hey guys my G2 is upgraded to 4.4.2 no knock code as of now :( :( , i am from India
14. wumberpeb (Posts: 437; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
This would be a great update for my Optimus G... You know, the flagship you forgot about LG? Qualcomm S4 Pro and 2GB RAM, all the guts of the Nexus 4, and it gets one software update frim 4.0.4 to 4.1.2 over 12 months ago?? IT'S BEEN OUT FOR A NEARLY A YEAR AND A HALF NOW...
Why should anyone buy LG in the future if they're almost guaranteed to be forgotten and their devices go unsupported?
21. player911 (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
The G2 has one of the craziest dev communities around at the moment. LG has also been updating the G2s like crazy. I've gotten 3 updates on VERIZON since November and 4.4.2 update is expected by Friday.
I was REALLY afraid too after owning a LG G2x, but they seem to be heading in the right direction. Make better phones, less often, and keep them updated.
15. antonioli (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)
Men, I'm still waiting KitKat for my D805 =/
22. player911 (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
Check XDA. Not all of them were Over the Air (OTA). Some were posted on LG's website using their updater tool.