Believe it or not, there are some people who bought the G Flex on Sprint for $300 on-contract. Those people will finally have something to be happy about today with the news that Sprint is rolling out KitKat to the curvy device starting today (4/28).


The update (version LS995ZV6) is rolling out in batches, so mashing the update button repeatedly won't do any good. It will probably be a small wave at first to watch for errors, but everyone should have seen the update by May 7th.

Sprint lists "OS upgrade to Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)" as the sole improvement in the OTA. While technically true, it's not very descriptive. Presumably there will be some UI tweaks and features similar to those seen in the G2 update.


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  • Nasko Hristov

    What's with the title picture, looks like iPhone 6?!?

    • blahmoomoo

      That's the LG G Flex... the photo in the article looks exactly like it, just at a different angle.

      • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

        No it doesn't, it's not nearly bent as much as it is in the renders.

      • Nasko Hristov

        1 it was a joke, second look it on a phone, and imagine LG on the front as a iPhone hone button.

        • jason

          Plus the micro USB port is a dead giveaway since Apple is the only OEM not to respect the standard, contributing to additional proprietary cords/chargers. So much for Apple's "green" aspirations.

          • susan596

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            working part time off a home computer... helpful hints C­a­s­h­D­u­t­i­e­s­.­ℂ­o­m

          • MikeJwF

            Well if it worked for your Aunt, then why aren't you doing it?

  • mustbepbs

    That's great for the one loser who bought this monstrosity of a mobile device.

    • miri

      Massive, yes, but in use it's actually a pretty cool device. Too big for my tastes but I can see the appeal.

    • Perry Maraventano

      Loser???? I love my LG G Flex. I bough mine 3 weeks ago & I sold my S5 Immediatly. This phone has so much more. Capibilities than any other phone I have had.

      • therealciviczc

        I like it a lot too. It is the only non-nexus phone that I've owned or would even consider owning. I searched high and low for a phone that was worth buying aside from the Nexus 5, and this was the only one that I liked. I pretty much hated everything else that I used. The Samsung phones were awful in my opinion because of their terrible, outdated, ugly skin, and crappy versions of apps that duplicate what android does on its own, the HTC one was nice, but didn't thrill me for some reason. This thing is great aside from the locked bootloader and lack of recovery. This is the first phone I've owned where the battery is so good that I never even think about usage, turning off wifi, etc. I just use the phone as I wish. Its a great phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    I'd have considered this if it wasn't 720p :/

    • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

      Oh yes! Because you buy only 8K screens for your devices! 330 ppi is totally discernable to your ultravision eyesight! You will take nothing short of 154112021200000000000000 ppi. Because only THEN, will stuff make sense to you!

      • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

        Finally somebody who understands me.

    • therealciviczc

      I really don't notice the resolution much at all, and it helps with battery life. Once you use the phone for a while, it is completely a non-issue in my opinion. I however wouldn't have bought the phone if I had known how slow LG would be with the OS updates, that it has a locked bootloader that no one can seem to figure out, and finally that t-mobile will be even slower with the updates than LG.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

        Glad to hear that. It's such a neat looking phone, plus I like a big device, thus my Xperia Z Ultra. I'll definitely consider the sequel.

        How is it trying to mount it in the car? I'd bet with the curve it's tricky.

  • alexcue

    I finally got to hold one of these beasts (at Sams Club of all places) and I was awed at the form factor. Very cool but even my Note 3 feels small compared to that thing! Couldn't really test the flexing part with the display unit but if it was slightly smaller like the G2 size, I'd be a lot more interested!