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LG has this morning announced that they have begun rolling out the Android 4.4 update for the LG G2 to customers on the Optus network.

The LG G2 was sold exclusively on the Optus Network, but customers who purchased outright will also see the update on their devices as well.

The LG G2 began shipping in November last year to Australian customers with Android 4.2.2 on-board and this is the first update we’ve seen for the phone, but it’s a fairly significant one. There’s a full range of improvements that Android 4.4 brought to devices including the Chromium Engine for web browsing, Immersive Mode and specifically for the LG, a new manual settings mode for power management to enable better battery life on the phone.

Lambro Skropidis, General Manager Marketing at LG Electronics Australia said of the update

LG is constantly striving to improve the user experience for its mobile customers and the latest KitKat OS upgrade furthers our commitment to our Australian customers. In addition to introducing new features, the KitKat OS upgrade for the LG G2 delivers a number of improvements that enhance the entire mobile user experience. We trust that our customers will enjoy the extra features offered by our latest upgrade package.

While the update is rolling out to existing owners, new handsets will come pre-loaded with Android 4.4 out of the box.

I loved the LG G2 when I reviewed it back in October last year, it was a solid handset with possibly the best screen, camera and battery life of any phone I’ve yet reviewed. The introduction of Android 4.4 to this great hardware can only make for a better overall experience. If you’re interested in trying out the LG G2, Kogan is selling the G2 for an insanely cheap $449 + Shipping.

Time to start hitting those ‘Check for software Updates’ buttons. Have you received the Update on your LG G2 yet?

Companies: LG
Devices: G2