The international version of the LG G2 can benefit from Android 4.4 via OTA KitKat. The Android 4.4 KitKat version has been available since December 2013 for Korean devices and AT & T users have received the update last month.
You may need to wait several days or weeks until you can upgrade your device, but once you do that, you will be able to enjoy more advantages: improved interface, a better battery life, a higher processing speed, cloud printing options and enhancements to the Kock On function.
LG isn’t the only manufacturer to offer Android 4.4 KitKat
LG is not the only company that has announced the availability of the new version of Android. Sony has begun to make available to users the update for owners of multiple Xperia devices: Xperia Z1, Xperia Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra. Sony has included in the update a personalized notification bar and some improvements to the interface, very ssimilar to the PlayStation 4.
Besides the basic operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat will include updates to its own applications such as: MyXperia, Smart Connect and Smart Social Chamber and also other applications will receive cloud integration with Sony Entertainment Netowrk.
The Zperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZR will also receive this update somewhere in the second half of this year.
Best Android 4.4 KitKat features
For all those who will benefit from the Android 4.4 KitKat, let’s have a look at some of its best features, as listed on the Android website
Bluetooth MAP support
Android now supports the Message Access Profile (MAP) so Bluetooth-enabled cars can exchange messages with your devices.
Android now supports closed captioning and subtitles.
Easy home screen switching
If you love to customize your device and have installed one or more home screen replacements, you can switch between them easily.
Email app refresh
The redesigned Email app has a fresh new look with nested folders, contact photos and better navigation.
Tap to pay, built a new way
Android 4.4 introduces a new, open architecture for NFC payments that works with any mobile carrier.
Secure app sandboxes
Application sandboxes have been hardened with Security-Enhanced Linux.