Update starts for Verizon's LG G2; no chocolate involved

Update starts for Verizon's LG G2; no chocolate involved
The Verizon version of the LG G2 is receiving an OTA update this weekend. Before you start doing your happy dance, we need to tell you that this is not the update that brings Android 4.4 to the handset. This update, to software version VS98012B, merely kills some of the bugs afflicting the device and adds some functionality to the phone.

According to Verizon, the quality of video playbacks seen directly from a website will be greatly improved after the update. When you are dialing *611 to call Verizon, the number will now show up on the screen. If you're using a messaging keyboard, Talk Back will now read each deleted letter. The number of times that the phone locks up should be reduced after the update, and the Verizon Cloud app now comes pre-loaded. After the update, multitasking feature QSlide will work with messaging and voice quality on the phone has been improved. Lastly, a Google security patch has been added.

The update started rolling out on Friday, but as usual with OTA updates, they are sent out on a staggered basis. That means you shouldn't be upset if the update didn't arrive tonight because it eventually will reach your phone. The size of the update is 172MB and the word around the water cooler is that the security patch will break root if you download and install the update, so keep that in mind if you've rooted your device.


source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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G2
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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20 Comments

19. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm giving LG a chance here in hopes their history doesn't speak for their current flagship. My main concern was the crap reception and it seems like it's being addressed to some degree. All rumors point to a kitkat release quarter 1, we will see.

10. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

No matter how great the hardware, if it's not supported by good software updates I won't buy it. Samsung, htc and nexus devices still seem to be king there on the android front.

16. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

You left out Motorola. All of their new devices were updated to Kit Kat recently. Just after the Nexus devices. :)

18. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

ooooh nice. Im glad moto is staying on top of things. I have always loved the reception on their devices.

9. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Hopefully this will fix all the reception issues they have been having, because it's a great phone. I love my G Pad

13. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I have a Verizon G2 and have had zero reception issues. Reception issues seem more like an out of range of towers problem or maybe a hardware defect.

20. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Basically, this "phone" is a useless piece of junk. From typical Android behavior, such as, slow downs, rebooting, lag, and yes reception issues. I just returned my second one, and a friend is working on third. Ultimately, I switched to the Moto X, but as they say, that is another story.

8. mikewillz

Posts: 52; Member since: May 03, 2013

Its a great phone no doubt, but the phone does come with some annoying bugs that LG needed to fix. Im still waiting for an update on my Tmobile version.

7. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

It's a great phone. Best this year. In typical fashion it's tear down time. Woi cares about updates. This phone is great and better than anything else out there the way it is.

5. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

I never understood why some people care about updates?! If I like the phone I like the phone and updates don't matter. If my phone get it great, If I never get it great. Everything still functions just fine. They make small changes and don't affect your life at all.

6. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

The changes make it feel like a new phone. + there are always improvements in the update. And why would you not want to have the latest and greatest? Maybe you use you phone just for making phone calls, but usually people likes to fiddle with their phone's software.

11. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

I know I don't 4.3 and 4.4 only add things I'd consider minor-mid major. Which in a shorter way just means I CAN WAIT for it. It would be one thing if we never see the Update, but since we are especially in January or Feb that's not that long.

12. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I agree. People love to make big deals out of nothing. I am perfectly fine with my G2.

3. YouGotTrolledSon

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

The only bad thing i found in LG phones is their slow updates. :\

14. JC557

Posts: 1928; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yeah, one of the reasons why I got rid of my LG Spectrum 2. That phone had a lot of power but it didn't look like it had a future and rooting was useless as there aren't many people out there that own one to make a ROM.

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

kill bugs before they eat chocolate.

1. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Poor lg, even jb 4.3 cant push an update lol

4. Jishnusur

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Do you even Know Official Kitkat ROM leaked for the LG G2? Stop sleeping Ios fan!

17. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Lol im currently using s4 os version jb4.3 and maybe kitkat on lastweek of january :P

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