LG shows off the performance improvements of the LG G2 with KitKat versus Jelly Bean

LG shows off the performance improvements of the LG G2 with KitKat versus Jelly Bean
If you are an LG G2 owner living in the UK, mid-March is slated as the official update period to Android 4.4.2. Maybe you will get lucky and see the update even sooner.

There are quite a few new and nifty, albeit small, features with the newest version of Android. What many of us are interested in though is how well the hardware will perform with the new OS. With KitKat, the distinction is improved performance even for low end hardware.

That should mean solid improvements for the flagship devices right? According to LG, the upgrade to Android 4.4.2 on the G2 provides a 17% increase in performance when applications are commanded to run. Battery performance is expected to improve and everything else simply gets faster (albeit, some will not be noticeable to the naked eye).

The upgrade will provide faster web browsing, more efficient playing of media and will even include Google Cloud Printer for wireless printing, whether via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. LG did some internal testing and provided some details on just how much faster you can expect your G2 to get once it receives the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update.



source: LG UK (YouTube)

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33 Comments

1. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Is this with ART?

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nop, it's a kitkat powered.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It isn't with ART, that isn't official yet and therefore, not allowed to be used other than for development testing (so you can manually activate it but it does weird things like in my case my nexus 4 can no longer be detected by the Android studio IDE). When that whole thing goes down we might see even more performance additions to this and therefore, free performance for those with eligible devices.

17. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

I have been running ART for several weeks on my Nexus 5, I have not had a single issue. In fact it is been extremely stable, I managed an up time of almost 2 weeks straight. I am running stock, but if I were running a custom ROM, I would be a little more hesitant. But so far so good with ART.

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3291; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

If its due to kitkat so every andriod phone's performance will increase after update not just something special about g2...

2. sagemda

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

f***g ms as measuring unit.... what the f***k the avarage consumer wont even notice without actually someone tells to them that kk really improves something... most of them will say : yea... it "kinda" feels improved... srsly.. make it 2 second difference and then will talk..improvements

10. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Don't worry, plenty of haters to follow with their "lag" comments. Completely agree, when you have to use ms as a measuring standard, lag shouldn't even be mentioned.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Virtually every test they showed there took less than 2 seconds. What do you want, the phone to perform the action before you click it?

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I have to say now a day new flagship phones are fast to a point that any improvement is so hard to notice. 100ms is 0.1 sec... I can't notice that muchof different...

5. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I think one could feel the difference if you think of the input as a queue which is possible because you press on the screen several times to reach your "final destination". This way, the reduced respond times for each task can be added so that one reaches easily 1S+xS in reduced respond time.

19. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

a few milliseconds does not, but they had some 500ms fixes, which would really add up.

7. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

now why i don't see people trolling asking for kitkat? people always crying for kitkat update for g2 even they have no g2. they are just simply trolling in most of time. LG had already announced kitkat update scheduled starts in March to April.

9. Ashoaib

Posts: 3291; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

So go cut the cake and make a party... everyone was asking for update keeping lg's history in mind... lg was lazy in updating its phone before... seems they learned how to remain competitive...

11. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

ITS ABOUT GREAT HARDWARE, NOT ALWAYS ABOUT UPDATE! YOU DON'T NEED TO HURRY LG IS DOING ITS BEST IN PROVIDING PERFECT SOFTWARE UPDATE( IF NEEDED)

13. AppleHateBoy unregistered

No. Its about the Caps Lock!

14. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Hardware means nothing if software doesn't compliment it. Apple has 2 year old hardware and they have one of the snappiest phone out there (Great software). So, "ITS ABOUT GREAT HARDWARE" isnt so plausible.

27. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Don't Apple update their phones until they are so slow you can barely use them? That's the image I get from people on the net at least.

28. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Are you serious? The G2 is an awesome phone no doubts but LG and their support are the worst out there, i owned the 2X one of the worst decisions of my life, waited a whole year to get ICS, sold the phone and it still didn't get ICS, LG G Pro is still at 4.1 and that says a lot about LG, LG Optimus G still at 4.1 too, G2 stuck at 4.2 is also a shame as other companies already rolled out 4.3 and 4.4 updates for their phones. This is probably why LG's have terrible resale value, you can buy a new G2 for 350 euros probably.

12. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG= LATE UPDATE =PERFECTION =LESS BUG ! OTHERS=FASTER UPDATE=SOME BUGS =NEED ANOTHER UPDATES TO RESOLVE IT! LG=1 TIME UPDATE = NO MORE BUG OTHER NEED 2-3TIMES UPDATES !

15. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

I just know that actually PA has a veteran lg warrior..

16. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

That is so true!! Thank you

21. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That is a big fat joke, I would rather get it straightaway with a few bugs and get a stability update than have to wait 6 months

26. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

It hasn't even been 4 months yet and it took LG 1.5 months to release first build in Korea. If you want to be a lab rat, move to Korea or import phones from there, because that's where LG test their firmware to make sure rest of world gets as stable as possible.

18. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

do the extremely negligible performance differences affect your daily usage of this phone & your life in general?

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Seems kind of late for a flagship to get latest update? N5 user.

23. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

A flagship should release with updated software, this is bs,,..

25. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

You do realize KitKat came after G2 right?

24. Run.n.Gun

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

F**k a video, release the update!!

29. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

G2 is already the best without KitKat.. with KitKat, its just unbeatable compared to other high-end phone

30. loccoc402

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Hope that KitKat come to g2 with knock code, 4k video rec, slowmotion :)

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