LG G2 Android 4.4.2 update screenshot shows ART


We know that many of our readers are keenly waiting for the LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update. There have been several leaks now about when this might be available and now we know that the LG G2 Android 4.4.2 update is rolling out in South Korea. A screenshot of the update also shows ART support.

Starting with more general news about the LG G2 4.4 update we’ve heard dates of late January from a French carrier, while LG Canada has said the update will arrive for the phone in Q1. We also previously heard that the Android 4.4 LG G2 update had begun rolling out in South Korea on Christmas Eve and would arrive in stages.

An LG G2 owner in Korea has supplied a screenshot from the device showing that it has now received Android 4.4.2 and Android RunTime support is also evident. This latest version of runtime replaces Dalvik and as Phone Arena explains, ART means that “the bytecode is compiled when you install the app,” rather than with Dalvik where it’s not compiled until the app is opened.

The advantage of this is that with ART the app is virtually ready to go even before it’s been opened for the first time. The screenshot also appears to indicate that owners of the LG G2 in Korea will be able to switch between Dalvik and ART.

The LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update is certainly on the move then, and latest news on this for the US is that it should hopefully arrive before the first quarter is out, therefore by the end of March. Are you looking forward to receiving the Android 4.4.2 update for your LG G2?


3 thoughts on “LG G2 Android 4.4.2 update screenshot shows ART”

  1. Chryzz Vega says:

    i have Lg G2 and still waiting for the 4.4 Kitkat….and next time i will not buy any mobile product of LG… they always do the same problem

  2. cecil says:

    I have LG G2. I am anxious to see kitkat 4.4 arrive in Canada! Meanwhile using this device with its current software is a pure pleasure. This phone is Awesome! I love the knock on, the back power key, universal remote, costomization, the screen size and display quality and so much more!
    My wife has Galaxy S4 (which is an awesome phone too) and I much prefer using the G2. Shes always asking to borrow my G2 because hers has trouble opening some web pages.
    I’d reccomend this phone to anyone!

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