While Android 4.4 has been around for quite a few months, not every flagship smartphone out there takes advantage of the new OS. Launching updates is and has always been a time consuming and very fragmented process in the Android ecosystem, so we’re always glad when we find out that a new smartphone has made it in the ranks of devices that run on the latest version of Android.
Today we welcome the LG G Flex to the list of KitKat smartphones, as the handset in question has just made the jump from Jelly Bean to Android 4.4. Interested in learning where the update has landed and what features it brings to the table? Then keep on scrolling down for the details.
LG G Flex KitKat Android 4.4 Starts Rolling Out
LG Korea has just made it official folks! The first LG device boasting a flexible display has just received Android 4.4.2 in its homeland. Those of you who happen to own the G Flex can pull the firmware from the servers over-the-air, by going to the upgrade center and tapping “Menu” > “Phone version upgrade“.
The changelog is not really the largest we’ve seen, but it does contain some interesting additions, such as “Knock Code” – the feature that has been introduced on the LG G Pro 2, allowing the user to wake up the phone and bypass the security code with a few taps on the screen, even when the display is turned off.
There are also a couple of improvements to Bluetooth Car-Kit, as it will now display notifications when receiving a message and it will also show albums when playing music.
The changelog also mentions “Apply Split Window” but we don’t really know what to make of this, given the fact that Split Window was already available on the LG G Flex.
In any case, if you happen to own the G Flex, then make sure you check for updates regularly. If you’ve already downloaded KitKat on your device, then don’t hesitate to let us know in the comment section.