The South Korean company officially announced today that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update is now being pushed to the LG G Flex owners. The curved smartphone was launched pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and skipped the Android 4.3 update.
Like most new software updates, the LG G Flex Android 4.4.2 KitKat update will be rolled in stages, meaning that some of you might not be able to download and install it right away. The ETA varies depending on country and carrier, with the unlocked variants being the first to get the new firmware.
According to the LG Mobile official website the new update will bring KitKat-specific features like full-screen album art in the lockscreen, transparent navigation and status bar, white status bar icons, immersive mode, cloud printing, emoji support, cloud printing, or improved phone dialer, along with LG-specific goodies like Knock Code or Split Window. The new firmware also arrives with enhancements for the Bluetooth Car-Kit. Unfortunately, there’s no mention about 4K video recording, a feature that was rumored to arrive on the G Flex synchronized with the KitKat update.
When your LG G Flex is eligible to receive the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, you should receive a notification that allows you to download the update file. After the download is completed you need to select “Install now” and wait for the smartphone to reboot and upgrade to KitKat. You can also perform a manual check under Settings > General > About Phone > Update Center > Software updates > Check for updates. Alternatively, you can connect your LG G Flex to the PC using the USB cable and check for the new update through LG’s PC Suite.
For the time being, the update is being rolled out in South Korean, with no word on when the G Flex KitKat update will be rolled out by US’ AT&T and Sprint.
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