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.  (more…)

LG Posts Up Side-by-side Comparison Video of the G2 Running Kit Kat and Jelly Bean

We know there are a lot of patient G2 owners out there, waiting on LG to green light an update to Android 4.4 for the device. Today, LG is teasing all G2 owners by showing off the device running Kit Kat alongside the currently available G2 running Jelly Bean. The device is put through a few speed tests, such as web browsing and gallery performance done in slow-mo, which should only leave G2 owners craving more.  (more…)

AT&T’s LG G2 Receiving Minor 15MB Update, Still No Kit Kat

The LG G2 from AT&T is receiving an update today that appears to do nothing more than prepare the phone for future updates. In other words, this is not the Kit Kat (Android 4.4) you have all been waiting for. The changelog simply states that the 15.4MB file is an enhancement “to support future updates,” while also bringing “Google enhancements.”

Maybe Android 4.4 is around the corner and LG needs to prepare the phone for arrival? Who knows at this point, but we have seen Kit Kat show up on Korean variants of LG’s 2013 flagship.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.  (more…)

LG Teases the G2 Mini Ahead of Its MWC Unveiling

The LG G2 MINI is now official, thanks to a teasing of the device through LG’s Facebook page. The note says to “experience the MINI” on February 24 at Mobile World Congress (MWC). So yeah, that’s happening and will no longer be any sort of surprise. Well, we had an idea that the phone was coming after seeing a Bluetooth SIG filing, but this takes any guessing out of the name.

What about specs? The flagship G2 launched as a phone with some of the highest and most impressive specs any mobile phone had ever seen. But with phones labeled “Mini,” we tend to see low or mid-range devices that can be purchased on the cheap or in emerging markets. Rumors surrounding this G2 MINI suggest that it may have a qHD display. Let’s hope not. We would much rather LG go Sony’s route with the Z1 Compact, a smaller device that still rocks out with high-end specs (our hands-on).  (more…)

LG G2 Update on Sprint Activates Spark Connectivity, Fixes Hangouts Issue

A new update for the LG G2 on Sprint brings Spark connectivity, which should increase the speed of data that is being sent to and from the device. Software version ZVA also brings fixes for Google Hangout issues which pertain to voicemail and MMS messages, but that’s about it.

For Sprint users who live in a 4G LTE area that can connect to Spark, this should be great news.  (more…)