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Kit Kat Update Now Available for AT&T HTC One and LG G2

AT&T announced today that their variants of both the HTC One and LG G2 are ready to receive updates to Android 4.4 “Kit Kat.” The HTC One update was sort of expected, but I’d be lying if I said I was expecting the G2 to see the same joys this early.

To check for the update on your HTC One, head into Settings>About phone>System updates. On the LG G2, head into Settings>General>About phone>Software update. 

G2 update highlights:

  • Improved user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, improved closed captioning support, and stronger security.
  • Improved battery efficiency: the phone plays music more efficiently and supports the battery-saving location mode, extending battery life.
  • Faster processing speed: The latest version of Android provides a noticeable speed boost that runs applications 17 percent faster than before and web-browsing speed is mproved with the Chromium engine.
  • Printing in the Cloud: Google Cloud Printer makes it simple to print documents via Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth connection.
  • Enhanced “Knock On” feature: The responsiveness of LG’s Knock On feature has been improved.

HTC One update highlights:

  • Improved user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, and smarter power use.
  • Phone dialer app: The phone app now includes the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search corporate directories easily.
  • Caller ID: Whenever a call is received from a phone number not in saved in contacts, the phone will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps.
  • HTC BlinkFeed™ app: The new menu gives quicker access to switch content sources and search for custom topics and includes more news sources.
Via:  AT&T [2]
  • Jimmy Gillentine

    F##### Sprint! Still haven’t update their models yet!

  • Nick Burns

    Where is my s4 update?!

  • LoveMyG2Though

    Awesome!!! So i should see my Verizon G2 updated around… October. Sweet! =(

    • misterbill

      Funny and sad at the same time.

  • Kevin

    since the at&t G2 received that minor update a couple weeks ago, i wonder if something similar will be an indicator for VZW

    • o.O

      Everyone was assuming that the 12B update was a precursor to the kitkat push but… not so much. We’ve had 12B for 2 months or so now. What’s terrible is I dropped AT&T for Verizon when I picked up the G2. *shakes fist* Daaaaaaaaaamn yoooooooou VZW!!

      • Kevin

        haha, well like lots of other folks have said on this site, the G2 is good even without kit kat, but if there are speed and battery improvements to be had, i want them.

  • Question: I bought my wife an AT&T LG G2 last month and we have activated it on Metro PCS (awesome so far). How can I get this update? I haven’t used an OTA update in ages (Droid, GNex, Nexus 5) so I wasn’t sure if she will even have access to this update since we aren’t on the AT&T network. I’m guessing no.

  • paul_cus

    The KitKat update looks nice on the One.

  • Amanda Gaines

    Just downloaded 4.4 on my AT&T HTC One! Color emojis!! Yay!

  • epps720

    Do you think LG made sure to get these out today since Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy S5 today? I’m downloading the update as we speak, so I’m not complaining one bit.

  • Chris B. Grizzly

    I have the HTC One on AT&T… My software update keeps telling me nothing is availible and will check again in 48 Hours. Am I doing something wrong?

    • droidify

      Updates are typically staggered to keep their update server running smoothly. The last update for the G2 took me an extra week to get it after it was reported as “live”.

      • Ajmobileguru

        Updates are typically “staged”. Just correcting bro. Cheers

        • droidify

          Staged or staggered. Small groups getting the update in increments instead of everybody all at once. It means the same thing. What’s your point? Your post is worse than a grammer nazi. I think the person I was addressing understood.

          • Ajmobileguru

            easy bro…didnt mean to be rude. Was just a polite correction. Sorry if it came across as offending.

          • droidify

            It’s all good. Monday’s are a struggle. My bad

          • o.O

            Squash the beef like real men…. Via slappy fight while yelling “Dooooooooooooon’t! Owwwwwwww! I’m telling!”

  • RiceCake

    Lets go Verizon! Rolls dice…..snake eyes..damn. probably 6 more weeks. They better not keep these blue icons and toggles. I liked them on other phones except this one with the grey.

  • The Narrator

    Lol Nokia made an android phone named Nokia X.

  • Callum Byrne Appleton

    Its going to be some time before we get it in the UK ill try the update later on we always get it later on :/

  • Matt Ervin

    Sorry if this is ignorant.. but I just updated on my G2 and after the reboot went into settings>general>apps>running to do my normal stop of carrier IQ on reboot and android system isn’t shown anymore in running.. Does that mean Carrier IQ is gone.. or just somewhere I cant turn it off?

    • tagurit

      Agreed, I cant find it either, and my battery life is NOT better with KitKat.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    Verizon has the “most LTE coverage” but AT&T is faster with updates.

    • Chris B. Grizzly

      My update status for AT&T keeps telling me no updates are availibke for my device and will recheck in 48 hours,

      • mike

        i got the same message

  • Cameron Wright

    Why did the update for the AT&T HTC One force me to download Isis mobile and beats music? I’m so sick of AT&T forcing this crap.

  • Rand Paul 2016

    I hope they include split view.

  • chapman1969

    Come on verizon it’s time for some kit kat for us lg g2 owner’s

    • michael arazan

      Start timing it in conjunction from moto X 4.2.2 release. I’d bett within 1-2 weeks IF they stay on par with updates, if not at least 4-6 weeks as usual unless it didn’t sell well, then they’ll just skip over it for a bigger or different update. Sales do have a lot to do with OS updates with Verizon.

  • xzero425x

    Can’t wait for the stock 4.4 ROMs! For T-Mobile that is~

  • tyguy829

    Wait why do the htc one and g2 get the business dialer when it was left out of the moto x??

    • MacNificent

      My guess is because the Moto X has everything else in the world squeezed inside of it

      • tyguy829

        lolwut? that makes no sense

        • MacNificent

          Uhhhh.Ok. Never mind!

  • EnterTheNexus

    I hate VZW. I can’t update to KK anyway, I have a custom recovery. Hopefully a dev can port this over.

    • I’m sure there will be a stock ROM with root that we can flash like there currently is for 4.2.2, the devs on the G2 are amazing.

      • eric

        im sure there will also be an updated kernel like dorimanx for kk stock rooted rom. crossing fingers

    • eric

      you can always revert to stock and just update after. here ya go http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2432476

    • Anthony Turney

      Just flash back to stock. It’s a long process but attainable.

  • Kevin

    I’m going to cross my fingers that this means VZW is coming soon but that’s probably foolish.

  • wakeboarder125

    Why can’t Verizon give us nice surprises like this? The only surprises we get from them is “Oh you wanted share-able, unlimited data? We’ll give you unlimited texts and minutes but charge you twice as much for the plans.”

    • Billyt

      Pretty sure the VZ moto X was the first to be updated

      • AbbyZFresh

        Only because Motorola probably forced them to at the expense of their Droid line.

      • chris125

        Verizon also beat att and tmo to update the htc one…

      • jnt

        They were also first for 4.3 on the S4.

  • Ben Murphy

    Wait, what?! Where you at Verizon? (G2)