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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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

2. Just.Saying

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

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

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yup. XDA will give it some love.

12. Shubham412302

Posts: 579; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

3. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

13. Shubham412302

Posts: 579; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

g pro and optimus g are still stuck on 4.1.2

6. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

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

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Dafu.q did I just read?

7. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 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

10. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

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

9. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

So, any new features beside version bump?

11. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 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

14. Ezio2000

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

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

15. loveHEAVYMETAL unregistered

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)

16. larryinokc

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 31, 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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