Will Verduzco · Apr 17, 2014 at 01:30 pm

Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) and AT&T LG G Flex Receive Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat

It’s always nice when a large OEM graces one of its devices with official firmware updates. Today, we see not one, but two relatively high profile devices receive the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat goods. These are, of course, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) and the LG G Flex.

Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

Let’s start with the Note. Samsung’s latest full-size tablet actually started receiving the official update to firmware build P600UBUCND1 early yesterday morning. Along with an update to Android 4.4.2, this update also brings a new task switching interface (seen in the screenshot to your right), as well as a different multi-window bar. According to users on the forums, the update also appears to bring vastly reduced UI lag, as well as improved battery life. Not everyone’s a fan of the new multitasking UI, but luckily rooted users who aren’t a fan of the new task switching look can easily switch back with a simple build.prop modification to make the device act like the Note Pro 12.2.

You can learn more about the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) upgrade in XDA Senior Member BarryH_GEG‘s update changes discussion thread. Those wanting to get in on the update action a bit early should check out Senior Member 22sl22‘s mirrored update thread. And rooted users who aren’t a fan of the new multitasking interface should head over here to get back the old look.

AT&T LG G Flex

Next up, we have AT&T’s variant of the curvaceous LG G Flex. The device started receiving its taste of Android 4.4.2 KitKat early this morning. According to the AT&T Release Notes, today’s update to software version D95020b (screenshot to your right) brings several new features along with its upgrade to Google’s latest and greatest. This includes a Knock Code, which can be viewed as an upgrade or extension to the previous KnockOn double tap to wake feature. Now, users can tap a predefined pattern to unlock their devices. In addition to Knock Code, the update brings the same refined UI, improved speed and efficiency, and cloud printing that we’ve seen in the KitKat updates for other devices.

You can learn more about the update by visiting the AT&T release notes above, as well as the yuckycool‘s update discussion thread. Unfortunately though, there’s not yet a captured OTA update available for the G Flex, but it seems as if most users are receiving the OTA simply by checking manually through the settings menu.

[Many thanks to Titokhan and Intub8 for the tips! Screenshots courtesy of hands0m3 and Itchiee]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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