LG finally revealed plans for rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update
for the flagship smartphone, the G2, over-the-air in December last year. However, the South Korean handset maker only
confirmed plans for the Korean market and is yet-to-reveal plans for
rolling out the Android KitKat update globally.
Now a YouTube user
named, Ericsmissingteeth has posted a video which is alleged to show the
LG G2 running the Android 4.4
KitKat. PhoneArena spotted the video first and claims it has been recorded via Android
KitKat's screen record feature. Notably, the 3-minute long video
purportedly reveals the LG G2 with a completely overhauled interface.
of the new features seen in the video running on top of the LG G2
include a tweaked notifications bar; new Printing option in the
settings, and the default camera app and browser now supporting
full-screen modes. It's worth pointing out that the new LG interface
seen running on top of the
LG G2 is quite very similar to the current UI seen on the device.
the Android 4.4 KitKat iteration
brings some new features such as the translucent menu bar, which is
located at the bottom of the screen; a new dialler and caller ID
feature; a unified Hangouts messaging app; smarter Google Now
integration; step counter and detector, and support for screen
In addition, a Taiwanese publication has spotted a Gold
variant of the flagship smartphone, the G2. According to the site, the LG G2 Gold
variant (16GB) will be available at (14,900 Taiwanese dollar) roughly
Rs. 30,500, while the 32GB variant will be available at (16,900
Taiwanese dollar) roughly Rs. 34,600. As of now, there is no word
whether the Gold LG G2 will be available in Korea only or will hit other
markets as well.
Notably, handset manufacturers like Apple and HTC
have already launched handsets in
Gold avatars and if the rumour comes out to be true, LG might join soon.
You can watch the video here: