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Android 4.4 Kitkat was introduced last week along with the eye-catching newly launched successor of Nexus 4, the Google Nexus 5. Following the launch, popular handset manufacturer HTC have already stated that Android 4.4 update will be rolling for select handsets in next 90 days.
Coincidentally, LG, a name synonymous with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, is yet to disclose its plans to roll out Android 4.4 Kitkat update for its flagship handsets.
Now a French carrier, SFR, is believed to release Android 4.4 Kitkat for the LG G2 in the month of November or December 2013. As per the leaked document, the latest Android update will be released by over-the-air route (FOTA). It is unknown at this hour whether LG is interested to roll out Android 4.4 Kitkat update globally or in select territories. If the leaked information proved right, then LG G2 would get latest Android update before HTC made handsets.
Android 4.4 Kitkat
Google's latest mobile OS - Android 4.4 KitKat will run across all Android devices. The Kitkat uses less memory, compared to Jelly Bean OS. Google says the Android 4.4 KitKat gives a "beautiful and immersive experience".
KitKat will give a chance to Android device makers to use one single immersive experience starting next year. KitKat uses 16% less memory than previous generation Android OS, and it is even more efficient at 12.9 % than previous generations.
The notable changes include: re-vamped dialer, voice search is faster, Google Now to play a key role in day-to-day operations, Hangouts, an important ingredient of Android 4.4, secure NFC-based transactions through Host Card Emulation (HCE) for payments, two new composite sensors added - step detector and step counter, and a full-screen immersive mode.
LG G2 - Highlighted Specifications
The LG G2 packs a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS Super LCD2 display having resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 443 ppi. It is powered by a 2.26GHz quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal memory. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box.
There's a 13-mega pixel rear facing camera at the back with advance imaging optics including Optical image stabilization (OIS) feature with Auto Focus and LED Flashlight. Also add a 2.1-mega pixel front facing camera.
The phone measures 8.9mm thick in terms of thickness. Other connectivity options include: 4G LTE-Advanced connectivity, IR Blaster, a 3000mAh Li Ion battery, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, NFC, a miniUSB 2.0, and more. The LG G2 16GB is available for as low as Rs. 36,700 on some selected online shopping websites.