Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS Update Now Seeding to LG G2 International Variant: Report

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By Rohit KVN | March 20, 2014 11:40 PM EST

South Korean consumer electronics giant LG, after a long delay, has finally released the latest KitKat OS update to the international variant of the 2013 flagship smartphone G2, bringing cheers to the global fans.

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Journalists look at the new LG G2 smart phone following its debut at a news conference in New York.

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The new update (with build number: KOT491.D80220a) has been made available to LG G2 (D802) via OTA (Over-The-Air), reported GSMArena. The website also posted the screen shot of the software information of the phone to corroborate the news. [To view the snapshot, click here]

The new update is said to bring in security enhancements to LG's proprietary Knock On interface feature, faster processing speed (up to 17-percent increase), improved battery efficiency, wireless printing options and more.  

The company had previously released Android KitKat software update to region-specific G2 model in South Korea in late November and US (AT & T) last month.

Brief Description of Android v4.4 KitKat OS Update Features:

Location Menu:  This integrated location menu enable users to easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, while simultaneously keeping a tab on the battery consumption by the location service based apps.

Enhanced Google Mobile Service (GMS) apps: This application helps user to automatically back-up photos and video clips. He/she also can create, view, share and rename Google Docs and files.

Improved Caller-ID: If a user receives a call from unknown number, the phone will look for matches on the net with local listings via Google Maps.

Priority Contacts: The new OS empowers the phone to automatically prioritize contact list for easy access, based on the frequency of the peoples' contacts to which users' talk.

Immersive Display: To enhance the entertainment factor, the new OS comes with immersive mode, where the status bar and navigation buttons disappear in to the back ground while you play music, games and read e-books. Users can just swipe the edge of the screen to bring back the utility buttons.

Enhanced Message grouping: Google has brought in some improvements to the new Hangouts app; now, users can find all their text SMSs and MMSs, audio and video call details all at one place. He/she can also share location and send animated GIFs.

Emoji Characters:  Initially users had to install third party app to use colorful characters in their SMS. Now, with KitKat update, the keypad comes pre-loaded with native Japanese Emoji emotion icons.

NFC and Wireless Printing: Google's new OS comes with a new Quickoffice app, where-in people can create and store word documents in cloud storage as well as print files wirelessly on NFC-enabled HP printers.

Multi-tasking:  With efficient memory management, users can multi-task by opening multiple applications; Listen to music while you can browse through the Internet.  

Performance: Like all software updates, the new KitKat enhances smartphone's performance as well as efficient RAM management, leading to increase in battery.

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Journalists look at the new LG G2 smart phone following its debut at a news conference in New York.
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