TORONTO, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - LG Electronics (LG) Canada announced
today that the anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat OS upgrade for the G2
smartphone will roll out in Canada by the end of this month.
"LG is constantly striving to improve the user experience for its mobile
customers and the latest KitKat OS upgrade furthers our commitment to
Canadians," said Ross Snow, vice-president of Mobile Communications, LG
Canada. "In addition to introducing new features, the KitKat OS upgrade
for the G2 delivers a number of optimizations that enhance the entire
mobile user experience. We trust that our customers will enjoy the
differentiated value offered by our latest upgrade package."
With the KitKat upgrade, the G2 will play music more efficiently and
support the battery-saving location mode, extending - the already
outstanding − battery life and user enjoyment. The latest Android OS
also provides a noticeable speed boost, allowing the G2 to run
applications up to 17 per cent faster than before. It also delivers
quicker web browsing, based on internal testing, thanks to the Chromium
engine. What's more, a handy new feature called Google Cloud Printer
makes it easy to print documents via Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth connection.
Building on the G2's existing KnockOn feature - which lets users knock
the display to wake up the phone - LG is also announcing another
upgrade for G2 with KnockCode in early Q2. KnockCode is a unique new
function that allows users to select a knock pattern to unlock their
smartphone. Knock the pattern on any location of the screen and the
phone will unlock.
KnockCode offers greater convenience and security as the pattern is
entered on a blank screen using anywhere from two to eight taps,
allowing for more than 80,000 possible combinations for an unmatched
level of safety and security.
Android 4.4 KitKat OS upgrade will also be made available for the new LG
G Flex smartphone later in 2014. Additional details will be made
available closer to upgrade date.
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is an innovator and
trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is
driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive
core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics
and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG's
consumer-centric products — including the flagship premium G Series
models — incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX
features that enhance the user experience. The company remains
committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing
inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range
of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please
About LG Electronics Canada
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in
electronics, information and communications products, with more than
117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more
than US $49 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units -
Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business
Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in
Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning
products known for blending style and technology. These innovative
products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and
home appliances. For more information please visit www.LG.com
SOURCE: LG Electronics Canada, Inc.
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