LG shows off the performance improvements of the LG G2 with KitKat versus Jelly Bean
posted by Maxwell R. / Feb 21, 2014, 1:03 PM
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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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.
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 1:34 PM 1
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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.
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 3:06 PM 2
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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
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 1:13 PM 1
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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...
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 1:13 PM 12
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.
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 1:29 PM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 2:08 PM 0
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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...
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 2:21 PM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 2:53 PM 1
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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.
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 5:45 PM 0
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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 !
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 2:42 PM 7
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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
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 3:32 PM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 4:51 PM 1
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A flagship should release with updated software, this is bs,,..
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 4:00 PM 1
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