Verizon takes its time getting updates out to devices, but today is finally the big day for owners of the LG G2 on Big Red. The OTA (version VS98024A) has started rolling out to devices, but don't get too excited just yet – Verizon is pushing the update in phases.
— Verizon Wireless (@VZWnews) April 18, 2014
When KitKat does show up on the G2, you'll notice the now-mandatory white status bar icons and the new location menu. There are also various performance improvements and tweaks related to the update. Here's the changelog listed by Verizon, which is by no means comprehensive.
- Color Adjustment has been added
- 'Magnification Gestures’ label is now ‘Touch Zoom’ label
- ‘Shades’ label is now ‘Screen Shades’ label
- ‘Captions’ have been added
- ‘Touch and Hold Delay’ is now ‘Touch Feedback Time
- ‘Speak Passwords’ label is now ‘Read Passwords’ label
- ‘Power Button Ends Call’ label is now ‘Power Key Ends Call’ label
- ‘Easy Access’ label is now ‘Accessibility Settings Shortcut’ label
- OS upgrade to Android KitKat 4.4.2
- Improved visual voicemail
So, clearly a number of things are getting new names, which is odd. The fate of host card emulation is unknown right now, but it's been an issue with the G2 on other carriers.
Verizon has a PC upgrade system you can check out right now if you want, but reports say that might include a device wipe. The OTA will show up when your device has been granted access, so attacking the update button every few minutes isn't going to help.