LG G2 Update Arrives as Verizon KitKat Remains MIA

The LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update in the United States is almost complete as most major carriers have already issued the software upgrade. And now we’re starting to see a second update while some are still waiting for KitKat.

LG promised Android 4.4 KitKat before the end of March for the G2 in the US, and delivered on that promise for all carriers but Verizon Wireless. First with AT&T in February, then the rest over the past month. Today though, we’re now seeing a second update (still Android 4.4.2 KitKat) for the LG G2 on AT&T delivering new features and a few bug fixes.

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With Verizon owners still patiently awaiting an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat on the LG G2, other G2 owners are being treated with a second update in the past few weeks that is resolving a few new issues. Apparently the AT&T LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update improved plenty of aspects, but left out Google’s Tap & Pay feature, and a few other tidbits.

Today AT&T confirmed the update is headed out to all LG G2 users, even if you haven’t updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat yet, and they can expect it to arrive over the next few days. The changelog states changes to Google+ and Google Wallet. Previously those on AT&T were having issues with Tap & Pay or Google Wallet with the LG G2 after Android 4.4 KitKat arrived, but we’re hearing that has now been solved.

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The small 6mb update will only take a few moments for those already enjoying Android 4.4 KitKat on the AT&T LG G2, but for those still on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean it comes in at almost 700MB, and we’d recommend a WiFi connection for downloading and installing.

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As usual owners can head into settings > about phone and check for updates themselves, but this should be arriving all week long for LG G2 owners on AT&T. Sadly we’ve heard nothing from LG or Verizon regarding the G2 update on big red, but will report back once we hear more details.

Comments

  1. Jonathan Donohue says

    I have spoken with both LG and Verizon representatives in online chats, and they have both confirmed for Verizon Wireless that there IS in fact a KitKat update on it’s way for us, but is still in that “testing phase”, where it’s basically on Verizon to “test” the update before it gets rolled out. Neither LG or Verizon gave me an ETA on when it arrives, but have both confirmed that there is in fact an update and it is being worked on. So worry not, it IS in fact going to EVENTUALLY make it out to us… I think the way they are handling it and not even making it public that the update is coming is unacceptable, as I told the Verizon rep in the online chat. But both have confirmed it is coming, so I guess we just have to sit back an enjoy the ride. A more “stringent testing process” than other carriers is the excuse that Verizon gave, as well as LG. We all know Verizon is always last on updates, but worry not!

    • Christiaan Funkhouser says

      What it is is that Google puts out the update. LG takes the update, puts their skin on it, and makes sure all the LG functionality they added works. Then they pass it on to Verizon. Verizon then messes with it, and adds their bloatware etc… They have to pass it back to LG to make sure nothing they did bothers what LG did. THEN, LG fixes and passes it back to Verizon. This goes back and forth until both LG and Verizon finally agree.

      When that happens. Everything is great!

      This is why even when Verizon had the Nexus phone it took 2-3 months BEFORE it was released to us. Google Released it and then verizon modified it.

      Just FYI. So it’s not a matter of just Verizon testing, they have to pass it back to the mfg. Most of the time Google isn’t in the loop, but at times they are put back in it which just adds another step in the process. ugh.

  2. xgman says

    I’m feeling a bit miffed at Verizon over this lack of respect for it’s customers. The folks at xda seem to be testing the verizon KK version that they figured out how to install while waiting. Verizon is just slow and clearly doesn’t think updates are a marketing feature. oh well. wait or switch..

  3. Jonathan Donohue says

    I myself am getting VERY impatient waiting for this update, and I completely agree with XGMAN. The HTC One MAX that came out just recently is already getting a Verizon KitKat Update as of next week, but the owners of the LG G2 have no official news from any source, unless you speak with a Verizon or LG rep. To me, that just means they are trying to get people to go with more “current” phones, and ignoring the people that have a phone that is from September of last year. The LG G2 is the best phone I’ve ever had, I wouldn’t trade it for anything, and I think that the battery life on it is AMAZING. I just wish that update would officially be announced by either Verizon or LG, and us Verizon subscribers given a rollout ETA.

  4. snn5 says

    I hate to even say this as I am impatiently waiting on the update too, but maybe with the second small update for all other carriers VZW was waiting to see what problems the others had first and send one update instead of 2. Of course, I’m sure tap and pay will be blocked in favor of ISIS. ISIS for me, was a failure.

  5. Jonathan Donohue says

    Nothing new at all. But there is in fact an update coming, just WHEN will we get it is the question. The last representative that I spoke with said that it is safe to say that it probably will not be rolled out this month, but would definitely expect it to be next month for sure.

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