LG’s eccentric curved smartphone may have lately taken a backseat in the news, but AT&T isn’t forgetting the G Flex just yet. The carrier reported to be ready to launch Android 4.4 KitKat for the smartphone, probably as early as tomorrow.
The LG G Flex is no doubt an odd contraption but it is definitely no pushover. While the curved design is definitely the selling point of the smartphone, it is by no means left handicapped in other aspects, with the display possibly being the only exception. You do have a previous generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with a sufficient 2 GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear shooter, and the latest LG custom user experience. Of course, one can’t forget about the rear-side buttons.
In short, this is one device that definitely deserves another round of updates and thankfully AT&T aims to please. The Android 4.4 that will be rolling out to users tomorrow will bring, among other things, “Project Svelte” performance improvements, immersive mode, redesigned notification and navigation panels, cloud printing and NFC-based payments. LG has also implied that the Knock Code UX feature that debuted in the G Pro 2 will be coming via a firmware update this month, which might be included in this OTA as well.
The update is quite large at 686 MB so a good Internet connection is needed. In fact, the OTA requires a WiFi connection. As always, the update won’t arrive at the same time for all AT&T subscribers but users can manually check for and download the update through the device’s Settings.
VIA: Droid Life