Verizon’s variant of the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

Most devices running on the Android operating system have already upgraded to Android 4.4.3 KitKat or even Android 4.4.4 by now, but there are a few that are still lagging behind. Verizon’s LG G Pad 8.3 LTE is one such example. The device is only now getting Android 4.4.2, but I guess it’s better late than never. The update is rolling OTA (over-the-air) as we speak and should get to everyone in no time. Then again, Verizon are known for taking their sweet time on occasion so you might end up waiting another day or two. 4.4.2 KitKat comes with a few enhancements over the previous version as well as a few changes to the user interface. The update also adds the Knock Code feature to the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE. The full list of changes can be found below.

  • Battery icon color changes from blue to white.
  • Immersive Mode automatically provides full screen viewing for any application or game.
  • Print services for HP ePrint, Google Cloud Print and other printers in the Google Play Store.
  • Multi-User Mode allows you to create user accounts and permissions for others to set up and customize their apps & wallpaper.
  • Change in Accessibility Settings.
  • Added the Knock Code Feature.

Not exactly a lengthy list of improvements, but the Knock Code is definitely worth noting. This is a feature that can be found on many other LG devices and provides users with an additional layer of security. The other additions are also nice, but I’m guessing that some users might take issue with the interface changes. On the other hand, changes like this are always “hate it or love it” so some people might end up actually enjoying the new user interface. As you might image, there is no news on when Verizon will catch up with the rest of the world and start rolling out further updates for the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE.