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LG G2 snatches Android 4.4 KitKat update on Sprint

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LG-G2-Android-4.4As the proudest, mightiest steed in LG’s stable, the G2 smartphone was probably entitled to one of the speediest Android 4.4 KitKat updates around. Yet here we are, five full months after KK’s formal introduction and the Full HD 5.2 incher is still stuck on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean… for certain users.

Namely, those locked on Sprint and Verizon stateside. Plus, likely a number of “international” G2 owners, as models available outside North America and South Korea have barely started receiving chocolaty firmwares a couple of weeks ago.

On the bright side, Sprint, craving for AT&T and T-Mobile’s attention, is reportedly bumping up its own G2 as we speak over-the-air. I’m sure you know the drill, but just to be safe, remember to turn on Wi-Fi, free up some storage space (500 MB, give or take), keep battery capacity over 50 percent and… go nuts.

Tap “accept” and “install” if a wild prompt message appears, or perform a manual check by accessing Settings, then System updates, Update LG software, and finally Check now. Needless to say Android 4.4 brings to the table a subtle user interface revamp, as well as performance improvements across the board (from browsing to battery to camera), and bug fixes. Also, cloud printing support. Exciting stuff, huh?

By the way, the Now Network currently sells the on-contract LG G2 free of charge, so this may be an opportune time to upgrade.

Via [Sprint Support]

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