LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update postponed to early 2014, at least in France (Update: December in Korea)

by: Chris SmithDecember 15, 2013


Update: LG on Sunday posted a message on its South Korean website, advising LG G2 owners that the domestic Android 4.4 KitKat update will begin in December, although the company did not mention actual roll out dates for the handset. Following the local KitKat update, we would expect to see international LG G2 also receive the software update, although LG is yet to announce such plans for other markets.

After initially saying that the LG G2 will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat at some point in November/December, SFR France has posted an update on its blog to announce handset owners that the rollout has been postponed to early 2014.

The carrier said that the update may be available in late January, without committing to an actual roll out date, assuming that the internal testing is completed by that time.

The first screenshots showing the LG G2 running KitKat have hit the web not too long ago from South Korea. But LG and its carrier partners are yet to release the update, so French LG G2 owners aren’t the only ones waiting to move to the next Android OS version – at least officially. In fact, LG Canada has recently said that Canadians will get the update even later, in March 2014.

Unofficially though – not that we’re advising you to go down that road – custom ROMs based on KitKat are already available for the smartphone.

While the LG G2 is basically the bigger brother of the Nexus 5, this clearly doesn’t mean that the flagship handset will receive a quicker updates. We’ve just seen another LG device get updated Android 4.4.2 a lot faster than anticipated, although that was the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition, which has a different status than “regular” phones from OEMs.

  • Mike Bastable

    the phone is brilliant running its current software so waiting a little for kitkat is not really a problem for all us happy G2 owners

    • WestIndiesKING

      Great phone but the camera is laggy as all hell

      • Lumia Nexus

        Maybe your phone is faulty. My camera is superfast and awsome

      • MrMagoo

        Huh?!?! Do you have any of that stuff you’re smokin to share? Had it for a lil over a week and with no additional settings its intant, with the HDR on it takes a sec, but the outcome ifls fantastic!!

        • WestIndiesKING

          Im not smoking anything the camera takes good shots but its laggy at tracking. Stop being a fan and look it up yourself or compare to other phones. I have a nexus 5 i got my GF the lg g2 and its a great phone but camera being laggy is my only complaint. It works but it can be better. Take off the fan goggles.

          • Fedinho

            no lag, no fan

          • WestIndiesKING

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2472319 Its prefect thou. smh. get your heads out of the clouds guys. Like i said great phone camera app could use some work.

          • zed

            I agree there is a motion blur issue going on. If the object moves i.e. a living creature it is almost always blurry.

    • The only reason I want 4.4 so bad is for Google Wallet. That’s it. This is the first phone I have not rooted and I honestly don’t plan to. It is phenomenal.

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    • 93foxwcubes

      You got that right. I almost went back to iPhone cause my gs2 skyrocket lagged so much it was frustrating. Thinking it was gona be the same with a gs4 i or any other Android device i was tempted to go back to being a sheep. What a big mistake i was about to commit. Boy, iPhone users pay attention. G2 is fast, doesn’t lag, skip a beat, freeze, it goes back and forth with ease. Screen is gorgeous, and what can i say about battery life, spectacular! Only cons would be the speakers, it would be perfect with louder ones.
      Glad i picked this over gs4 and note 3. For $50 bucks + upgrade, got o e for the wife too.

  • Nathaniel James

    Cmon LG. Don’t “postpone” software updates again.

  • AndroidBoss

    Early 2014= May.

  • Foramex

    Unlike other phones, LG G2 is so good currently that no update won’t even be such a tragedy….

  • Needed update

    How about some bug fixes like

    Phantom selects on screen
    Improve knock on
    Better battery optimization android system is draining a lot of battery
    Also that dynamic contrast problem where the screen goes dark to light on its own

  • Luka Mlinar

    The play store phones didn’t get the update yet so of course this is gonna take time. I don’t expect LG to be any slower or faster then the competition.

    • Azeem

      They did get the update…

    • Azeem

      They did get the update…

  • jed007

    better win the LG G2 in Yugatech’s index finger challenge


  • Lumia Nexus

    No need for KitKat this phone is perfect as it is

    • Tuấn Ankh

      I totally agree.
      If I were a G2 owner, I would never get excited for an update. The phone is so great as is, and LG is very good at messing up their phones with the updates xD

  • Eddy

    The G2 is easily a competitor for every other high-end smartphone out there. The “weird” button layout works for us, and it’s paired with some smart touch functions that are well thought out. The phone looks and feels great, and just works as a smartphone should.