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Android Phone Kit Kat Update List

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In the past, we have done our best to track the update situation for most of Verizon’s phones whenever a new major version of Android is released. We did it with both Ice Cream Sandwich and then Jelly Bean. Since Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” has been available for almost two months and has rolled out to a number of devices, it seemed like the perfect time to get a post going. We are going to do things a little different this time, though.

In the past, we stuck to a list of Verizon’s top devices for a number of reasons. But now that we’re seeing people jump to prepaid, T-Mobile, and other carriers quite regularly here at DL, we are expanding the list with Kit Kat. As devices from the four major carriers see updates to Kit Kat, we will add them to this list to hopefully create the ultimate collection of Android 4.4 updates. That’s a lofty goal, but I think we can manage. 

Below, you’ll find sections for each carrier, along with sub-sections for manufacturer and their accompanying devices that have been updated to 4.4. Assuming we have written about the update, we will try to drop a link to the details. We included an “Other” section to capture important phones from other carriers or that are unlocked/developer editions as well. And last, we aren’t going to update this post for every single point update past Kit Kat. For the most part, we will simply note when a device makes the jump to Kit Kat and then leave it at that.

Be sure to bookmark this one. We will be updating it over time.


Verizon

HTC

  • One – February 6, 2014 [Details]
  • DROID DNA – April 24, 2014 [Details]
  • One Max – April 4, 2014 [Details]

LG

Motorola

  • Moto X – November 19, 2013 [Details]
  • Moto G – February 5, 2014 [Details]
  • DROID MAXX/ULTRA – December 19, 2013 [Details]
  • DROID Mini – December 19, 2013 [Details]
  • DROID RAZR HD/MAXX HD – May 12, 2014 [Details]
  • DROID RAZR M – May 12, 2014 [Details]

Samsung

  • Galaxy S4 – April 25, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy S4 Mini – June 19, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy S3 – June 19, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy S3 Mini – will receive Android 4.4, availability up to carrier [Details]
  • Galaxy Note 3 – May 13, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy Note 2 – June 11, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) – April 28, 2014 [Details]

AT&T

HTC

  • One – February 23, 2014 [Details]

LG

  • G2 – February 23, 2014  [Details]
  • G Flex – April 16, 2014 [Details]
  • Optimus G Pro – May 21, 2014 [Details]

Motorola

  • Moto X – November 22, 2013 [Details]
  • Atrix HD – will receive Android 4.4, no time frame given

Samsung

  • Galaxy S4 – February 25, 2014  [Details]
  • Galaxy S4 Active – April 16, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy S4 Mini – will receive Android 4.4, availability up to carrier [Details]
  • Galaxy S3 – June 18, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy S3 Mini – will receive Android 4.4, availability up to carrier [Details]
  • Galaxy Note 3 – March 27, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy Note 2 – will receive Android 4.4, availability up to carrier [Details]
  • Galaxy Mega – June 11, 2014 [Details]

T-Mobile

HTC

  • One – February 21, 2014  [Details]

LG

Motorola

  • Moto X – November 21, 2013 [Details]

Samsung

  • Galaxy S4 – March 10, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy S3 – will receive Android 4.4, availability up to carrier [Details]
  • Galaxy Note 3 – March 4, 2014  [Details]
  • Galaxy Note 2 – will receive Android 4.4, availability up to carrier [Details]

Sony

  • Xperia Z – will receive Android 4.4, no expected date at this time [Details]

Sprint

HTC

  • One – February 3, 2014  [Details]
  • One Max – March 27, 2014 [Details]

LG

  • G2 – March 31, 2014 [Details]
  • G Flex – April 28, 2014 [Details]

Motorola

  • Moto X – December 12, 2013 [Details]

Samsung

  • Galaxy S4 – February 13, 2014  [Details]
  • Galaxy S4 Mini – June 19, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy S3 – May 1, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy Note 3 – February 20, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy Note 2 – May 29, 2014 [Details]
  • Galaxy Mega – June 19, 2014 [Details]

Other

Google

  • Nexus 5 – December 9, 2013 [Details, Android 4.4.2]
  • Nexus 4 – December 9, 2013 [Details, Android 4.4.2]

HTC

  • One (unlocked and developer) – November 29, 2013 [Details]
  • One Google Play Edition – November 25, 2013 [Details]

Motorola

  • Moto X Developer Edition (GSM/CDMA) – November, 2013
  • Moto X (US Cellular) – December 3, 2013 [Details]
  • Moto X (Republic Wireless) – Early 2014 [Details]
  • Moto G (unlocked) – December 19, 2013 [Details]

Samsung

  • Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition – November 26, 2013 [Details]

Sony

  • Xperia Z1 – March 19, 2014 [Details]
  • Xperia Z1 Compact – March 19, 2014 [Details]
  • Xperia Z – will receive Android 4.4, no expected date at this time [Details]
  • Xperia ZL – will receive Android 4.4, no expected date at this time [Details]
  • Xperia Z Ultra – March 19, 2014 [Details]

See an update that is missing? Let us know here.

  • Scott in MA

    What about the S3? Still a great phone.

  • Brandon

    ALL MOTOROLA PHONES that can HANDLE 4.4 WILL be getting 4.4 by Mid JAN! MOTOROLA PHONE Division is now owned by GOOGLE….. So Typically….. MOTO is now on the ball with 4.4

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    No Note 2 love?

    • Madame Cashmere

      Or Note 3?

  • agujeronegro
  • LilZoe Bro

    Rumor has it that samsung will have a build for the s3 mini and s3 as well due to popularity demand and software issues after android 4.3 jelly bean.

  • Kanaga Deepan N

    Hello sir, why Note2 is missing in the list????

  • Pat Leck

    See this is y some people really don’t like android because they have different updates for different companies. It sucks, because you’ll have one phone updating in time and the other one doesn’t.

  • Severo Rivera

    Man, I’m glad I’ve got a Nexus 5.

  • cmdr430

    Still no update for my maxx

    • Brandon

      Keep Checking… My friend just got hers… its fantastic

  • skylordusa1

    Hi! My name is skylordusa1 and im a flashaholic. hahahhaha. Coming from the OG Droid and the Gnex I was constantly flashing roms and kernels and all that tomhackery. I just recently got the VZW G2 for xmas and all I can say is holy friggin crap. I thought I would get it and need to flash a custom KK rom on it first thing cause I cant stand not being on the latest OS. But to my surprise after using it for a few days I realized I couldnt be more happier with this phone. Hands down the best phone I ever owned or played with (Besides the OG of course as it started my Android love affair). I am perfectly fine with just root and waiting for LG to release Kitkat. As everyone else mentioned the UI is not the best looking but can be easily changed with a few tweaks. Good bye days of issues with viewing in direct sunlight and horrible battery life.

    • joejoe5709

      Welcome to the “I thought I’d hate LG, but actually liked it” club. I think Rodeojones000 and I are the co-Presidents. Lol. If you intend on being rooted, let me introduce you to XPosed Framework. It’s perfect for this phone. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1574401 and http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2477586 and this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2316070. You’ll never need a ROM ever again.

      • skylordusa1

        hahahhaah yeah very well aware of XPosed already but thanks. I really cant find one thing to complain about with this phone. LG really has knocked it out of the park. If they start putting out OS updates fast they could quickly become the top dog in the Android market.

        • joejoe5709

          Lol. I figured. You sounded like you knew what you were talking about. Spread the word! :-)

          I completely agree. This phone rivals the Galaxy series for the perfect package. If they were able to beat Samsung to the punch, LG’s credibility will jump astronomically.

          • skylordusa1

            hahahahhahah exactly. I love coming into work and showing it to all the doods with S4’s and watching their face as they start comparing the two phones. They immediately go on the interwebs to check when they are available for an upgrade ahhahahahah. And thats not a knock against Samsung cause I actually love Samsung products. But I just feel if LG keeps on this path they can def be a big time contender. I keep sending LG tweets on twitter telling them the phone is awesome and they need to drop KK asap hahahaha. Still no response. hahahaha. I will keep fighting the good fight.

  • MaxxUser13

    December 19th for Droid Maxx… Right… It’s been a week and nothing. Why can’t we even download it from their site. I get the “Lets roll it out slow so that our servers don’t crash.” Why can’t we “nerds” just download the update in zip form and plop it on our phone and reboot? I have never understood that.. Come on XDA!

    • Anon

      Read the Motorola forums for the number of people whose MAXX was bricked by the update. Then ask yourself what’s more important, Kit Kat, or a functional phone?

  • joejoe5709

    I’ve resisted putting a custom ROM on my G2, opting for XPosed Framework instead. I’m just so tired of even those most stable ROM’s frequent bugs and constant nightly updates. With some tweaking the stock UI isn’t too bad and there’s not much that I’m missing from my ROM days. But I’m reaaaallly hoping LG can get us some Kit Kat love in the next month or two. I’m not *that* patient.

  • pat kerby

    I want to know why I have a HTC One with Verizon, and yet have not receive my 4.3 update……my wife’s Droid DNA has received it 2 weeks ago. I called Verizon and they were baffled and want to switch my One out with a different phone……should I or should I wait?

  • Michael Bell

    Just another example of why Apple is still superior. No waiting months for your brand new phone to be updated to the current version of its OS. You get it day one like everyone else. No wondering if your phone will be updated because if it’s within 3 years old, it will be. It’s a joke that you can buy a brand new Android device that’s still running a year old version of Android. What happened to that BS Android Alliance from a few years back where all the major manufacturers and carriers agreed to update their phones in a timely manner? Pathetic

    • BobbyG

      Completely different. The OS doesn’t matter much with a custom (manufacturer) skin. If you want to compare something to Apple compare the Nexus line.

      • Anon

        While I’m an Android fan, one could still note that 4.4 isn’t coming to the Galaxy Nexus.

    • joejoe5709

      How hard is it to update an OS that hasn’t been redesigned in six years especially when it’s intended for a handful of devices using the same basic architecture, not hundreds of devices with hundreds of hardware combinations. Even iOS7 is more or less a skin over the same ‘ol iOS. Soooo yeah I’d expect them to update all their phones. But that doesn’t mean it’ll run well. Go play with an iPhone4 with iOS7. It’s not pretty. Oh and don’t forget that Apple nixes a lot of the bigger features on the older devices even though they’re technically updated. Hold down the button on an iPhone4. Siri won’t be there to answer your questions. But a nearly three year old Galaxy SII gets Google Now just like the rest of us. And agreed with BobbyG – the Nexus line gets the updates within a few weeks and that is more directly comparative than an OEM update.

      My wife jumped ship from Apple because iOS7 made her two year old iPhone4S run like crap and it didn’t add very many useful features. She is now pleased as pie with her brand new LG G2 and she could care less whether or not she gets KitKat.

      • Michael Bell

        Google doesn’t code Android for hundreds of devices LOL. They put out a basic code and then you have to sit around and wait for the carriers and manufacturers to add all their garbage bloatware to it before you can have it. Nice business model eh? At least a three year old iPhone still gets updated to the newest version of the OS. Name me a non Nexus Android phone thats over three years old still getting OTA updates….YOU CANT! LOL

        • joejoe5709

          Lol. I’d hardly call what the iPhone4 and iPhone4S got an “update”. It’s not worth it.

          • Michael Bell

            Better than what every 3 year old Android phone got in the way of an update which was… Not a Damn thing!

          • joejoe5709

            Well that update caused her to jump ship when she used to be a diehard Apple fan so you tell me, bucko.

  • Anthony Cardenas

    Any hope for the Verizon galaxy note 2? Since it’s recent update to 4.3…

  • Nick Norman

    Why wait? … Root your phone. VZW S4 running CM11 4.4.2.

  • She_Beast

    Would love to know when Republic’s Moto X will be updated. I understand what I signed up for in getting this version, but I have high hopes that it’ll still be updated relatively quickly, given Moto’s efforts.

  • Ricky Ortiz

    This might be a long shot, but what about Galaxy S3’s?

    • joejoe5709

      I’d assume so. It’s not even two years old yet. But you might be waiting a bit – like summer or fall 2014.

  • Arnoldo Lazaro Rivera

    still waiting on my verizon droid maxx….no kitkat yet…

    • Logan

      Get the zip from xda and do it manually I did and got kk goodness!

  • jhlinka

    Pretty sure vzw pulled the Maxx update. Many people (including myself) haven’t gotten it yet.

  • RetsuUnohana

    I read in a few places the Note 3 will get it around January (GSM).

  • Daniel Walsh

    Already got it on my HTC One. Go HTC.

    • joejoe5709

      Lol. The developer edition? Of course you do. But that’s a whoooole different story.

      • Daniel Walsh

        Unlocked.

        • joejoe5709

          Gotcha. Did it help performance at all?

          • Daniel Walsh

            No, it was already lag free and it still is. I cared a little more for Sense 5.5 which was bundled with the Android 4.4 update. HTC keeps making Sense better. Now I’m waiting for Sense 6.0.

          • joejoe5709

            Nice. I wondered what KitKat would do in a flagship. :-)

          • grumpyfuzz

            I know this is a old thread, but KitKat has already been in a flagship. The Nexus 5 and moto x are both flagships, I don’t get your point.

  • Droid Ronin

    How about KitKat updates for the Note 2 crew?

    • PhillipNorris

      I was wondering the same thing. I’m already running CM11 on mine but i wouldn’t mind a good TW 4.4 ROM

  • Jon Soucy

    What about the Droid 4? Similar to the the Droid Rarz’s, no?

  • Tommy

    Probably a no but will the original Droid RAZR Max be getting it?

  • Rodeojones000

    I’m surely in the minority here (and I’m sure I’ll get a few download), but getting KitKat on my Verizon G2 isn’t important to me. For one, I’m rooted and have blocked OTA updates so I wouldn’t be getting it until a developer put out a version of it. Secondly, I’ve tried some 4.4 ROMs on my G2, and I’ve played with my wife’s Moto X running KitKat, and I have yet to see one thing this update adds that screams must-have. To each his own, but I couldn’t be more happy with my stock, rooted G2 still running 4.2.2.

    • joejoe5709

      Apex (and Nova?) just updated with a very KitKat-esque look. My homescreen looks very similar to a Nexus 5 now. :-)

      You know what’s funny? Immersive Mode has become the feature I think I’m most jealous of. Sure, expanded desktop and such. But immersive mode looks so much nicer. And of course I’m a little curious if KitKat will bring any noticeable performance/battery improvements to an already beastly phone. With the exception of the Nexus 5 I’ve yet to hear of another phone take advantage of the Snapdragon 800’s built-in “always listening” feature. I REALLY hope that LG will give us something similar to the Nexus 5’s “Ok Google” or even better, Moto’s Touchless Controls. Jeebus I would die a happy man. Otherwise I’m pretty happy with what I’ve got. While I’m here, check out this new KitKat module. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2548861

      • Rodeojones000

        Funny. I just started using the KitKat toast module over the holiday. I was looking through the downloads section in Xposed and saw it. Pretty nice.

        • joejoe5709

          Great minds think alike. :-)

  • Dave

    After 4.3 essentially suckified my GN2, I’m going to break down and have to put a Beans ROM on it, I think. 4.1.2 was flawless and performed great for a year, until last week. Anybody have experience with Beans?

  • chris_johns

    good ol hd getting kitkat…still a great phone minus the weakish camera…once my x comes here ill be sad to see it go…prob to my girl or sister…or swappa which id prefer woo

  • EvanTheGamer

    Galaxy Note 3 – will likely receive Android 4.4, no expected date at this time

    That’s HOGWASH! lol

    Well, whatever the case though, at least the GN3 will be seeing the next big update, just not any time soon.

  • faSho

    why post this lame @ss story if most of the phones have no details?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Because this “lame @ss story” will be filled in over time. That’s the whole point, a post that is constantly being updated. Have a great day though!

      • James Lewis

        I didn’t think this was a story more like a list as Kellen said in the article…….morons……all of them

    • EvanTheGamer

      It’s a place holder. Duh?

  • Mark Mann

    No Sony phones under t-mo?

    • Cael

      lol the delayed one they updated within the same year?

  • keeley991

    Hoping kit Kat will fix some issues with my sisters razr HD

  • Tom

    Nothing yet with my “new” Maxx. Surprised since it was pretty quick after announced on the RAZR and OG Droid.

    • Tom

      I met with previous updates for those two models.

  • WK

    sigh. no G2 love. looks like i’ll just have to flash a custom 4.4 rom. even though its in beta. pretty sad stuff seeing as how this phone is so new.

    • joejoe5709

      Why? It’s not a Nexus. If Samsung or HTC puts out 4.4 before LG, I’ll start getting a little antsy. Until then, it’s just a waiting game. Be patient.

  • Jeremy Gross

    what about droid razr hd? Motorola said they would get the update

    • Detonation

      it’s on the list, eta unknown

  • hackthis02

    Interesting how Samsung and LG are all but missing.

    • Mitchman

      LG is waiting for Samsung’s move. /s

  • gpzbc

    Why don’t I see the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on the list??

  • Lucky Armpit

    I’m not in a rush for KitKat, but I have a Droid Maxx and have yet to receive an update notification. I’m not complaining… just a little surprised since it’s been a little over a week since it started rolling out. I have JCase’s ORIGINAL root method (MotoRoot), NOT PwnMyMoto, so that’s not it as I received the November OTA update with no problem.

    • Shane Redman

      Apparently it was bricking devices and they’ve got it on hold.

    • C-Law

      There’s things you can do to get the update quicker like clearing Google framework but I know they say it’s not a good idea for several reasons. Sometimes a simple restart seems to have triggered it for me. Lastly, I know you can find instructions to download the update and flash it through stock recovery. You have to flash ur stock recovery back first though if u don’t currently have it.

  • STEV3

    What about the LG G2 I heard rumors of January?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Just rumors at this point.

  • james

    I still haven’t got Kit Kat for my Droid Ultra. Its been over a week, idk what is taking so long

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Issues of the update bricking devices were flooding Motorola forums, could be that they paused it. Looking into it today.

      • James

        Can you post on the site or get back to me if you have information for us?

      • g_nex

        Please do, I’m going crazy without KitKat.

        • Anon

          Yes, because it’s. So essential you’d die without it. Trust me, I’m sure you’d go a lot crazier with a bricked phone.

          My MAXX had some serious issues the day of the first KK rollout. I was lucky –an FDR got me on track and my phone was still wonky for several days after the update. Some people are less fortunate, so be happy you have a good 4.2.2 phone that is stable and unbricked.

  • Sean

    Is the Verizon S4 not getting 4.4?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Yeah, but we don’t know when.

      • Daniel Walsh

        Estimated arrival is 2015 lol.

  • Ben Myton

    It’s impressive to see the complete change in Motorola’s update commitment. Looking back to the 4.0 ICS updates Motorola did a horrible job http://blogs.computerworld.com/19867/android_40_report_card. I guess that shows what a Google acquisition can do for you.

    • Cael

      Or when you actually listen to your customers. What’s the points of buying a phone that was released with LAST year’s OS that you have to be stuck with for the next 2 years?

    • C-Law

      I know! I remember waiting for the gnex and watching so many idiots buy the RAZR a month before the gnex came out bc they believed the moto employee on that droid life interview who said it would get ICS shortly after launch. I knew this was a lie looking at motos history at the time and many others did too and we waited for the sure thing with the gnex and 720p display.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

    I don’t know…my feelings about updates have changed over the last couple of years. Before I had my Galaxy Nexus, I was the owner of a Samsung Vibrant on T-Mobile, which was the first Galaxy S device to hit the US. It launched with a tremendous amount of bugs and an Android version behind. Other Galaxy S devices saw updates to Froyo and then Gingerbread, we got an even buggier Froyo update before T-Mobile replaced the Vibrant with an HSPA+ variant and dropped support on the older device altogether….6 months after it was released. After that, I swore I would never buy outside of the Nexus range.

    In the 2 years I’ve had the Galaxy Nexus, Google has moved a ton of core Android functionality out of OS updates and into the Play Store. Updates now mean less and less to the user, other than to say you have the latest build of the core Android OS. For Nexus and other stock-ish Android devices (like the Moto X), this is great. For other OEM and carrier altered devices, much of which already duplicate those features you’d be getting otherwise (and some that even do them better and offer more), updates are less meaningful.

    I’m the new owner of the Note 3, and even though it’s *only* on 4.3, I’m very happy with the functionality out of the box, everything works beautifully, and I don’t really mind the wait to KitKat.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Good view.

    • Mitchman

      Back when I had my Galaxy Nexus, I had to install a couple of apps just to get my quick controls into my notification bar the way I liked it. If only I could just customize those in stock Android, instead of giving me useless “Airplane Mode” and “Location” toggles. I don’t even use those toggles. Some of these skins look hideous, but at least they provide some additional useful functionality. Obviously when it comes to looks people rock the launchers anyway.

    • crazed_z06

      Agreed.. After reading this article, I went to read aboit Kit Kat to see what’s really new “under the hood”.. We can already use the launcher, hangouts w/ SMS, etc.

  • fritzo2162

    VERIZON:

    HTC One – coming “end of January”

  • Guest

    VERIZON

    HTC

    One – coming “end of January”

  • testmang

    as usual Google Play edition and Nexus are the only device with KitKat..

    and there is Moto X and moto G with KitKat… good job motorola

    • Dre Fay

      Don”t forget all three Droids

  • Chris

    Give me a break. Give me a break. Break me off a peace of that Kit kat bar….

  • TheDave1022

    If you care about updates, Motorola is the best phone to get in 2013 unless you have a google play edition/dev phone. Until these OEMs stop over bloating android, you will have a long wait for updates. Very happy with my Moto X getting android 4.4 2 weeks after release (on verizon)

    • Chris

      2011 called. it wants you back

      • Adrynalyne

        Sense, you do not make.

      • Jon Adams

        Ministry of obvious trolls called. They said for you to come home.

        • Chris

          I don’t take advice from a guy in a mohawk…

          • Jon Adams

            No advice was given. Why bash a guy with a mohawk who can read when you can’t?

          • Chris

            Go rob some old lady or steal something from walmart….

          • Jon Adams

            Nah, I’m content breaking down barriers and destroying the horribly misguided conceptions of ignorant tards like you by continuing to be an educated, productive, and unique individual.

            Thanks for the input anyways. I’ll hold it in high regard coming from an obvious genius… but back phones…

    • TheDrunkenClam

      Not sure why people would down vote this. It’s so painfully true. These manufacturer skins simply hold android back.

      • Chris

        Explain why updates have gotten much faster now with HTC?

        • Adrynalyne

          Much faster with HTC is still much slower than those who don’t do heavy skinning.

          • Chris

            Clearly you’ve never used sense 5.

            move along now child

          • Adrynalyne

            You don’t even make sense (no pun intended).

            Me not using Sense 5, (and yeah i have kiddo) has nothing to do with the FACT that skinned android versions take a lot longer than non-skinned ones.

            HTC at its fastest is an order of magnitude slower than Motorola and Google.

          • Chris

            Well this is android. You have tojs of choices from skinned phones to plain boring old stock, want a controlled platform go iOs or Windows phone.

            google wont go the closed route for the few geeks to cry over a .x update

          • Adrynalyne

            Who is crying? We are just stating facts and you are deflecting.

    • Cael

      Simple solution: Follow Google and Motorola, put your apps in the Play Store. Less stuff they have to submit to the carriers and if they can’t update the OS: Atleast they can update the [pointless/usleless/not really needed] apps (calendar, camera, etc).

  • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

    All you suckers. My $179 Moto G already has KitKat already. WHAT?!??! BRING IT

    • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

      Dude, you don’t have to be like that. We’re all just happy to be getting KitKat in a somewhat timely matter.

      • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

        PFFT YOU’RE JUST JEALOUS MY CHEAP PHONE HAZ IT

        • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

          Your Mom called, she wants her credit card back.

          • mustbepbs

            I need a break from the internet. I’m seeing things.

          • Adrynalyne

            How many times can he reply to himself?

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            I thought that was Target calling the black market.

        • Jon Adams

          Kind of funny… you’ve been posting all over about your Droid X that you got on release day. Where did that phone go? Imagination land? I smell troll and poser who’s full of it. Crawl back into your loser cave.

          • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

            What? lol.

            My Moto X is sitting on my desk right now. Along with all the other phones that I have, including the G. Sorry, no trolling.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      I’m bringing LTE, a great camera, and a beautiful display.

      -Yours, LG G2

      • MKader17

        I am too! As well as KitKat.

        -Yours, Moto X (T-Mo)

    • Jon Adams

      What an amazing phone you have. I’m sure the trade off in specs was totally worth it…

  • LeDiva

    Any word on KitKat for LG phones like the G2?

    • Dan Lopez

      This. How is it that this awesome phone doesn’t have Kit Kat so close to the release of the N5? Makes no sense.

      • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

        Unfortunately, because LG is one of the worst when it comes to updating phones.

        • Dan Lopez

          I wish I knew that when I bought this phone but you know, I still love it. It’s a beast.

          • Steve Withers

            There is always that. You bought the phone because you liked it…and there is no reason not to still like it. I bought the Nexus 5 and even if it never got another update…..I still love this phone.

        • Fattie McDoogles

          Which doesn’t make sense. If ANYONE should be at the front of phone updates it should be the company who made the latest Nexus. That’s just shameful.

          • anon

            Its all about the benjamins for anything and right now Samsung has the most.

          • Ian Case

            Then why don’t the Note 3 or S4 have KitKat yet? Motorola kicked everyone’s ass, and HTC is coming in a close 2nd.

        • AndroidUser00110001

          LG already has KitKat for the Korean G2 so they cannot be blamed this time.

        • Steve Withers

          Agreed. I have two ‘orphaned’ high-end LG phones (LG Optimus 3D and LG Optimus 3D Max) that were both promised updates that never came. Now I will only buy an LG phone if it’s backed by Google.

      • Brian Wolfman

        The G2 in korea (?) just got 4.4. Afaik, US G2’s (and hopefully vzw) should get it in the beginning of 2014. Those were previous rumors. Why its not on this list, I dont know.

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          Rumors, that’s why. :P

      • TheDrunkenClam

        Because they have to take time to slap their skin on it and make it work with all the redundancies and nuances it causes with the OS

    • Richard Giordano

      As we know of right now the korea g2 should receive KitKat in q1 2014 not sure bout the u.s model yet .

      • d-rock

        Korea G2 just rolled out KK two days ago, so this info is wrong already and earlier than expected?

    • testmang

      end of march 2014 is when LG is planning… glad i have a Moto X

      • Smeckle

        I heard this recently too.

      • Eric R.

        Well the G2 in Korea already has it, so maybe February

        • AndroidUser00110001

          Ha I should have looked at the responses before I posted same thing…

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    • Ryan

      I was told by a rep we were supposed to get 4.3 on instagram when i posted a shot of my LG G2, but she said doesn’t know when. You can see her reply here http://instagram.com/p/em-Hq1wzBK/ – I asked her again a few months after that and she hasn’t replied back. I’ve also asked LG’s twitter account numerous times and no reply. My guess is probably never. EDIT* Sorry for the picture not sure why disqus is pulling it from my account and attaching it here. Don’t know how to remove it…

      • James Lewis

        You actually listened to a rep? LOL GOOD ONE!

        • Ryan

          You don’t seem to be the brightest one here.

          • James Lewis

            Your the one that believed a rep, not me, everyone except you knows reps don’t know anything

          • Anon

            A rep should not say that and I will call her about this. However it is coming.

          • James Lewis

            You obviously didn’t know that a reps job description is to spew BS, no rep is ever going to know when a phone is getting an update, heck they rarely get trained on it when it is released

          • Mitchman

            If anything a rep may know when it is a couple days from release, but even then rollout date can still get changed at the last minute.

          • Anon

            No a the job description is not to spew BS. Because if the BS is wrong it blows up in their faces and lose credibility. That is why they cannot and should not speculate. Look at the HTC chart. What if all reps say its coming then Qualcomm or VZW say no. Then what? You and everyone else are up in arms mad that a promise was broken.

          • James Lewis

            I won’t be up in arms cause I know better then to listen to them, and mind you that is HTC’s chart, find me any report that says LG, Samsung, Moto, Sony etc follow that same model. I guess Google has no credibility since they announced then cancelled the Q, or the thunderbolt getting ICS, very rarely do reps match what actually happens.

            But wait your getting toilet paper shoved up your butt, I guess if it doesn’t happen I am not credible. The only people who really know if a device is getting is are the engineers. So unless you talk to them the source is not credible, the only thing worth taking is anything official from the company, once its posted on the companies website, then it can be viewed as credible.

          • Ryan

            Nowhere in my reply did I state I believed her. In fact if your comprehension skills were even slightly good you would see where I said, “My guess is probably never.”

          • James Lewis

            Well the fact that you have been whining the whole time obviously shows you did believe her, if you didn’t believe her at all you wouldn’t have messaged her again or gone to twitter, you would have ignored her and not even bothered to post here, now just take your ball and go home and keep pressing that check for updates button.

          • Ryan

            There was no whining in anything I said. The fact that I’m asking LG on twitter if they are going to update my device has nothing to do what this lady said, and has everything to do with my curiosity if they’ll EVER push an OTA update. I also don’t need to justify my thinking process to some internet troll. You’re obviously in your own little world. Shouldn’t you be in school anyway or is it still xmas break?

          • James Lewis

            I never said you had to justify it, but you continued to justify it, but hey you obviously have the free time to do it. But hey I know what you gave everyone for christmas a big heaping lump of bitching and moaning.

          • Adrynalyne

            Get a room, you two.

          • James Lewis

            Too late, I am already in your room eating your christmas cookies!

          • Adrynalyne

            Jokes on you! I already devoured them!

            Not sure what you are munching on….ain’t cookies though :p

          • James Lewis

            Oh snap I thought they seemed a little too chewy

          • Steve Withers

            Having been a rep once, they are given the most optimistic picture….and the product teams they front also usually don’t know their product is about to be axed. Which leaves reps looking bad…..but really the fault lies with secrecy in the company at the highest levels about what comes next.

    • d-rock

      TBH, I was running the 4.4 AOSP builds for the G2 and went back. LG did an awesome job on their take on Android. I feel it’s the best modified Android on the market. AOSP is nice, but it’s featureless compared to some other skins. LGs is the closest to AOSP with the awesome convenient additions they add to it. I just wish they would do more in XML formatting and make it easier on developers. I heard their development methods are less than desirable for 3rd party devs.

      • JBartcaps

        There is not chance it’s better than what Moto has done

        • Fattie McDoogles

          Yes and no. They took different approaches to Android. Moto’s active display and voice controls cant be beat. However, I knock on every screen now thanks to the G2. And the G2’s camera and software are light years ahead of the Moto X.

          • d-rock

            And the only reason why moto is so fast is because it’s practically AOSP software. EDIT: Which I don’t down. I love that Moto is updating so quickly. I am so tempted to turn in the G2 for a motox, but I love my battery. I love the LG skin. I really wish Android would update their features to market demands in AOSP.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            Are you trying to say the G2 isn’t fast? Because last time I checked it blazed through everything I put in front of it. My Moto X (as much as I LOVE it) has had some hiccups.

          • Adrynalyne

            Stock Android anyway. Moto X is closer to stock Android than AOSP is.

          • Ian Case

            You can just tap the Moto X and the screen will light up. Thats the beauty of active display. It lights up when you pick it up, or it feels movement AND the prox sensor isn’t covered.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            Yea but it turns on every time it moves, which can’t be good for battery life. I understand the screen technology but as frequently as I notice it turning on there has to be a point where it’s no longer beneficial because of how often it turns on.

          • Adrynalyne

            The sensors are powered by the low powered cores as well.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            Right, like I said, I understand the tech behind it. However, that doesn’t change the frequency at which the screen unintentionally lights up. There has to be a point where it’s no longer beneficial to have Active Display. That’s my point.

          • Adrynalyne

            No different than the G2 listening for a screen tap. Probably less because the G2 isn’t using a low powered core.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            But the screen only turns on when you tap it in a specific spot in a specific way. That’s far more accurate and less likely to be accidentally triggered. My Moto X turns on constantly because every time it moves even the slightest bit the screen turns on, The G2 only turns on when you double tap the screen in the middle with a conductive source. It’s night and day.

          • Adrynalyne

            It isn’t night and day difference when you don’t have that massive S800 CPU handling those tasks. Its kinda like using the electric motor on a hybrid when sitting at a stop light. Does it burn battery? Sure. However when you combine how few pixels are lighting up, being powered by a low powered core for the screen, as well as or the sensors, it is pretty much a wash. Any other device would use their entire CPU and all its cores for it, sense no manufacturer before Moto has dedicated cores for particular tasks .

            Though they could with the S800, at least for always listening functions. Naturally, nobody (manufacturer) is using the hardware to its full potential.

            For the G2 to listen to those screen taps, a certain amount of power has to be provided to keep the screen active, just like the Moto X and active notifications.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            I like the analogy about the hybrid but it’s not like sitting at a light. Its like being stuck in a traffic jam and moving a few feet every few mins versus idling in a parking lot all day in a regular car and occasionally driving around the lot every so often. I understand the point you’re making. But given how sensitive the Moto X a low powered core isn’t going to matter after so long.

          • Adrynalyne

            If it was a battery hog, we would have seen an indication by now, yeah?

            We have not.

          • HarvesterX

            Usually in agreement with you…but the S800 has a lot of interrupts that aren’t in use yet and can handle listening constantly the same way the X8 can. I’m still reading up on the architecture though

          • Adrynalyne

            Possibly, if a manufacturer ever actually taps into it.

          • JBartcaps

            The screen doesn’t turn on for the Moto X, only certain pixels do

          • Fattie McDoogles

            I understand that, as I have stated before. But given how frequently it comes on it has to be a wash at some point.

          • JBartcaps

            No it doesn’t have to be a wash because it isn’t. I’ve never seen active display take up any percentage of battery drain

          • Fattie McDoogles

            That’s because there’s no way to track it.

          • JBartcaps

            The best thing about the Moto X is that all the features that are actually useful and the fact that none of them drain the battery. I’ve never had to worry about charging my phone during the day and I leave my phone on my desk for the most of it

          • Fattie McDoogles

            Last time I checked haptic feedback didn’t show up on the chart either.

          • JBartcaps

            Ha, haptic feedback isn’t an app buddy.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            Neither is the screen, but there are still ways to measure how much power it’s using.

          • JBartcaps

            I don’t think you understand how Active Display works, so I’ll just leave.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            I do, there is just no way to measure how much power it consumes. I’m not talking about the always being on and available part, because that’s no different than any other feature that runs behind the scenes on any other phone. I’m talking about the fact that the screen comes on with extreme frequency (at least in my case). at a certain point, even if its only select pixels that turn on each time, it becomes a wash to use active display compared to something like knock on which is similar but harder to activate. That is a mathematical absolute fact. The problem is there is no way to actually figure out how frequently active display has to turn on said pixels because it’s a wash to turning the screen on as a whole. I am arguing that giving the frequency at which the screen lights up ( at least in my usage) it can’t be much better on the battery than knock on, if it’s better at all. Does that make more sense to you?

          • HarvesterX

            Ha! Wrong! (Well sort of, it’s a service that runs in the background, but even services without any UIs are apps). It runs in AndroidOS. And you can access it by creating an android.os.Virbrator class. So look under AndroidOS in battery to get an idea.

          • HarvesterX

            Book, I can just press ever so softly twice real fast anywhere I want to when the screen is off to turn it on. I can turn the screen on just as fast as looking at your notifications on the X. You don’t need to hit your screen or anything to run it on…and it actually registers better when I do press softly.

          • HarvesterX

            Don’t know muh bout the Snapdragon 800? Its cool, lots dont. It has the capabilities the X8 has and more

          • Adrynalyne

            I know a lot about the S800. It doesn’t matter what capabilities it has if NOBODY USES THEM. LG certainly isn’t.

          • HarvesterX

            True. I look at it from a dev’s point of view. Just cause I can develop ways to interact and take advantage of them doesn’t mean everyone can.

            X still is just Average … much like your mom :-) (from your other reply on other thread lol)*

          • Adrynalyne

            The thing is, the android community cannot develop ways to interact if the low level drivers don’t support it. And they do on the X. They could on the s800 too, but as you know, nobody is doing it yet, and probably never will. We will see such things in the next version or two of Qualcomm SOCs.

          • HarvesterX

            I agree totally. The interrupts are there hut to access them one would have ton right their own drivers. Don’t you think I could write a driver in native c/c++ (maybe at the kernel level) that could access these? Just wondering for academic reasons. I don’t have access Rona computer most of the time so my phone doubles as one.

            J do however program and debug apps using AIDE (which is free off the play store, but in order to work with larger project sizes and integrated GitHub support it’s like a $9.99 in app purchase. Well worth it to me as I love being able to work on projects when at home being as I don’t have a Linux box at home…actually no PC whatsoever besides my G2). I also have been recently messing around at the low levels using C/C++ and would like to give this a try.

            There is a custom kernel out for the G2 (if not 2 or so..that I’ve seen), so I’m thinking of maybe exposing access to these CPU functions and creating a user friendly set of interfaces that dev’s could use. Basically creating a simple API for it.

            Only kernel experience that I have is just from branching off an existing one and making a few simple changes in code and compliler options (like allowing me to run the Java SDK off my phone thereby easily letting me smali/baksmali (although I see Matt has found a way to do that a long time ago after he released Privacy Blocker. I asked him the method he used to get small and baksmali to run on any existing kernel and it seems he’s disappeared, so all I could do was make kernel changes.

            One could simply just create and install a simple app that launches at start and runs as a service on start by adding by setting thr Activity theme to Theme.Translucent.NoTitleBar in the Manifest to avoid any UI. Dont worry about a layout at all, dont call setContentView(). Register your app as a servuce by calling Don’t bother with a layout for your Activity and don’t call setContentView(). Inthe Activity’s onCreate(), call start service.
            In your Activity’s onCreate(), start your Service with startService().

            Then create a MediaRecorder to begin listening and then register a setOnInfoListener callback to handle whenever “Google” is said (or whatever word you want). Having this always running would he a huge drain, so creating an optimized algorithm for it is best. Also would mean having to obtain wake locks..:(

            Think I’ll try the kernel approach and then maybe we can at least get current gen phones besides the X this capability. Assuming I can access all I need to. If it’s there I’ll find it (after I root this replacement G2 and restore my backup. I can’t stand not having su rights on a computer I own. The computer I used last time to root with I now unaccessible. The ones at the old university lab where i went ages ago wood work fine..if I could get Windows 7 to recognise my phone. :( And at the libraries w me can’t log on as root..lol I mean Administrator.

            Wow I should have just Pmed this…turned rather long. Oh well

          • JBartcaps

            Nope, full day battery life with ease

          • billybob thorton

            I like you… I don’t know why…but I like you…and my kick ass moto x.

          • Jason B

            The proximity sensor is always on, so no, it doesn’t turn on all the time. When it’s face up, it will turn on. If it’s in your pocket or face down, the screen stays off even when you have notifications.

            The phone knows what position it’s in too, thanks to some trick programming by Moto.

          • HarvesterX

            Don’t even need to knock the screen on G2..just lightly touch the screen twice and it pops up as fast as using that X … X is just a mediocre device…sorry guys but it is and always will be.

        • HarvesterX

          G2 destroys the X man

      • Detonation

        Closest to AOSP? LG’s skin is as big of an eyesore as Touchwiz.

        • Fattie McDoogles

          Attractive and functionality rarely go hand and hand. Touchwiz is a perfect example of this. But that’s why they make different launchers and theme packs. Make it whatever you want.

        • d-rock

          Disagree 100%. The lock screen is better than AOSP (launching apps from the lockscreen is highly desired, yet Google has never done this). The default launcher has 5×5, which is also better than AOSP. It allows resizable widgets, It has quick settings in the status bar (customizable), Brightness slider in the status window. It has Knock Knock (which is the only feature that really lets you not have to have a hardware button on the front). It has a simple, yet customizable app drawer (sort it however you like). These are the little things that AOSP doesn’t do…oh and better camera software. Google just can’t get that right, even with their latest improvements.

          • Ian Case

            You can launch apps from the lock screen. You can assign apps to the points on the unlock ring and launch from there.

        • AndroidUser00110001

          Personally I don’t think it is as bad as TouchWiz and LG’s version of android is most bearable out of the major players. I usually prefer AOSP builds but been thinking of going back to modified LG build.

          • d-rock

            I went back to stock modified. The only thing I miss is Google Wallet, but I can wait for stock 4.4, which could be out sooner on the custom ROM front with it releasing in Korea this week.

          • AndroidUser00110001

            We need LG to release kernel source for different G2 builds before a stock ROM can be ported from Korean version. Been trying to port it since it was released ;)

          • Adrynalyne

            Someone should hound them for it then because unless it is requested, they are not required to post GPL code, which includes all kernel source.

          • AndroidUser00110001

            Sort of a catch 22…they usually do release the source but after they release ROM. Once ROM is released then there is no reason to port. I am going to try to build some kernels this weekend to try to get Korean G2 software working on D800.

        • Jillxz

          I have the Verizon LG G2 and I like the UI .. I prefer it to Touch Wiz any day. Bottom line is whatever one prefers. One UI Looks no better than the other. But Stock Android ? Not for me.

      • EdubE24

        I just threw Nova on top and didnt look back. That phone is Banana’s!!

      • Exceter Miles

        The fact that Moto, under Google’s watch, have shifted from Blur to an almost pure Android UI places the X and Droid Ultra line as the closest to AOSP. Also, without ruining the stock Android experience, we still have enhancement features that don’t get in the way of a near-pure android experience (I.e. camera twist gesture, active notification screen, always on Google Now [which is the greatest thing since sliced bread]).

      • James Friedman

        I have not tried 4.4 on my G2 yet but I love it the way it is right now. This thing works fantastic on 4.2 and this is the first time I’ve ever not cared about when my phone gets upgraded. I love this phone just the way it is. Slap Nova on it and it purs….

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      It still kicks the asss of any other phone with or without kit kat.

      • Adrynalyne

        You were singing the praises of the Oppo N1 vs others (and thinking it was a Find 5) the other day and now it is the G2 that reigns supreme.? Sounds legit.

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          The G2 always reigned supreme . The N1 and Find 5 still beat a lot of other phones. Especially the Nexus 5.

          • Adrynalyne

            And yet you have never used them.

            Hello, Richard Yarrell 2.0.

          • http://droid-life.com/ Rthvk

            I love that Yarrell guy, always gives me a good laugh

          • Adrynalyne

            Everyone has a fetish, I guess :p

            He is certainly good for laughing at.

      • C-Law

        Good phone but definitely your opinion

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          Show me a phone with a better camera, non bloated software, great battery life, and thin bezels….oh wait, LG is the only one.

          • Adrynalyne

            LG has non-bloated software?

            LOL….

          • HarvesterX

            True, but it has less bloat then most other phones. But the g2 stomps the X any day of the week. Anyone buying an X over the G2 needs to reevaluate some things mom

          • Adrynalyne

            If they bought it over the G2, I’d say they probably did reevaluate their needs (even for your mom) :p

          • HarvesterX

            Lol good one..;)

    • AndroidUser00110001

      Korean version already has KitKat :-/

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    • James Friedman

      I don’t even think I want it….usually phones never run the same when they start upgrading. This phone purs like a cat right now and gets great battery life. Don’t need them mucking it up.

    • http://casereco.com/ Harry

      It should arrive in this quarter on G2 devices.