Sprint LG G Flex now receiving Android 4.4 KitKat

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After watching as the last of the LG G2′s received their updates to Android 4.4.2 KitKat last week, it’s now time to finish up work on its cousin, the LG G Flex. After the Korean model saw its KitKat upgrade back towards the end of March, followed closely by AT&T’s version on April 17th, Sprint has announced that they’ve begun rolling out the latest version of Android for their model as well. Sprint’s changelog, doesn’t divulge much, but we have to admit, it gave us a good chuckle. Brace yourselves, it’s a long one:

Enhancements/Fixes

- OS upgrade to Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)

Alright, since Sprint wasn’t revealing too much about the update, we’ll refer you to AT&T’s changelog which should remain the same for the most part.

  • Updated user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, improved closed captioning support, and stronger security.
  • Improved battery efficiency: The phone plays music more efficiently and supports the battery-saving location mode, extending battery life.
  • Faster processing speed: The latest version of Android provides a noticeable speed boost that runs applications faster than ever and improves web-browsing speed.
  • Printing in the Cloud: Google Cloud Printer makes it simple to print documents via Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth connection.
  • Knock Code ™: Tap a pattern to quickly and securely unlock the phone.

The rollout starts today, and is expected to end May 7th. If you don’t feel like waiting around for your LG G Flex to ping you about the update, you can always manually check for one. If you need help, Sprint’s walkthrough page (complete with GIFs) is a great resource. You can find that here.

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  • Steven S.

    Finally! I’ve been waiting for 4.4.2 since I bought this phone about a month ago. I absolutely love the phone. People talk a lot of trash about and don’t get me wrong it has its fault’s. Honestly how many phones are perfect? Sure I wish the screen was 1080p but its not a deal breaker by no means. I love the look and feel of this phone. Watching movies and playing games is also one the best experiences I’ve had with a smartphone. Any way I’m rambling, come on with the KITKAT goodness! I’m checking my phone every 30 min!

    • Michael Rockoff

      I second those statements

    • Andrew torres

      I thought it was an awesome looking phone. with a helluva nice looking screen. I tried searching and searching for any major development on this phone on XDA…but nothing is moving in its forums…I dont believe any devs or any popularity is behind this phone. I wanted to be able to get some root and pop on Cyanogenmod but i dont think it has support from cyanogen.

      • toomuchgame441

        Honestly, the G Flex is one of the few phones I actually wouldn’t care to root

  • mreveryphone

    Come on tmobile stop dragging a$$ on our update!

  • b_to_the_randon

    Whew Verizon; I was really worried that my Note 3 might not be the last device made in 2013 to receive 4.4. What a relief.

  • ClayRogers

    Based on how many cases we’ve sold for this device I expect about 10 people own it. Too bad, I’m a big fan of big phones too!

  • ImSoDallasTexas!!!

    I love my Flex, funny how it’s not considered a top 3 device, because of its 720p res… I’m happy for the long lasting battery the most, and people aways asking, Mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn what phone is that, it’s curved, Yes, Lol, My wife has the Note3, but finds herself playing with my phone everytime… But on the bright side, not too many people gets to enjoy it like us… Come On Tmobile I want KitKat