LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update tipped for November/December

November 5, 2013

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A French mobile operator revealed on its smartphone software update page that the LG G2 will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat in the following weeks.

Without providing an actual update date, SFR has listed “November or December 2013” as the expected KitKat update period for LG’s flagship smartphone, which is what the Nexus 5 is largely based on.

According to SFR, the Android 4.4 KitKat update will arrive as an over-the-air download – nothing strange here – although other details aren’t revealed at this time. While this is a France-related KitKat update schedule, we expect the new OS to be available to LG G2 owners in other regions as well around that time

Android 4.4 KitKat has been quietly made official last week, a surprising move by Google considering it officially announced the name of its next OS update in early September, and is currently available on the Nexus 5 – check out everything you need to know about it here.

LG G2 KitKat update at SFR

Various AOSP KitKat ports for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 have been made available, and even the Galaxy Nexus got its own KitKat version up and running despite not being officially supported anymore.

Comments

  • Mighty_Me

    That’d be awesome.

  • raj

    This is an awesome news for all LG G2 owners…..

    Wishing that Sony will push it for Xperia Z Ultra also during the same time period

  • MattHail

    Wow.. Glad to see that optimus g is in the list too..

  • Arroz30

    That’s what we need updates fast as hell.

  • Groud Frank

    I clearly bought from the wrong OEM…

    • JonDuke19

      What did you buy?

      • Groud Frank

        Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1

        • Mike Bastable

          good phone

  • mustbepbs

    Let’s hope that this also means they’re working on the G Pad update and skip 4.3 completely.

    You know, since it’s their only tablet. Shouldn’t be hard.

    • Ugslick

      Well we already know they haven’t wasted any time on 4.3 :P if weget update, it’ll be 4.4 for sure.

      • mustbepbs

        That would be pretty incredible if we got 4.4 in a timely manner.

        • Ugslick

          Yeah, I kind of feel like LG has been waiting for a major refresh of Android (instead of the incremental updates we’ve been seeing since 4.1) to kind of start building and refining their software experience from the ground up. Obviously this is entirely speculation, but LG never had any 4.3 update plans for any devices, and it looks like they are planning to put out 4.4 eventually, and maybe sooner than expected. It’ll be a pleasant surprise at the very least :) I think LG is the android manufacturer to beat from this point onwards.

          • mustbepbs

            Agreed.

  • Brett

    Wait…what? They could have it before the Nexus 4……

  • KB

    Please LG, make this be true. G2 is awesome, KitKat would make awesomer!

  • Themask007

    Don’t Joke with me. LG & Update is just a bad combination. That never happened in past.

    • Ryan Castle

      You know…companies can change.

      • Themask007

        We will see to that with time to come. But I don’t believe in miracles but the hard work.

      • Bonnie Kettrick- DiCostanzo

        True. . I think LG is going to make this happen as this is one reason ppl were afraid of the G2. They are proving themselves once its out.

  • MrChris

    So will this mean that LG owners will be able to install the Google Experience launcher and get rid of the nasty LG launcher?

    • Mike Bastable

      LG launcher is actually oke, lets you change the icons n stuff, better tahn Sony

  • arjman22

    This is a game changer for me , I was hesitant to buy the G2 because of LG’s slow or hardly ever updating their devices and decided to get the N5 instead. But now i might as well go for the 3000mAmp beast.

    • Mike Bastable

      do it!
      this phone is awesome, i havent touched my xperia z1 or iphone 5s since i received this phone. The fastest smartphone i have ever owned and the software is cool, especially the ir blaster, and battery life makes this phone truly magnificent!
      SO GO BUY IT!

    • Bonnie Kettrick- DiCostanzo

      Phone is awesome!

    • Samsul Plur

      do it!
      this phone is awesome, i havent touched my xperia z1 or iphone
      5s since i received this phone. The fastest smartphone i have ever
      owned and the software is cool, especially the ir blaster, and battery
      life makes this phone truly magnificent!trik cara merakit komputer
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      lem tembak murahdo it!
      this phone is awesome, i havent touched my xperia z1 or iphone
      5s since i received this phone. The fastest smartphone i have ever
      owned and the software is cool, especially the ir blaster, and battery
      life makes this phone truly magnificent!

  • michael sanchez

    So that,means im on verizon so ill get the update jult/ august

    • Ryan Castle

      Of 2115. Not a typo.

      • michael sanchez

        Lol sad but could be very true

    • Bonnie Kettrick- DiCostanzo

      Better not mean that! Lol

  • Bonnie Kettrick- DiCostanzo

    Hoping Verizon doesn’t screw it up!

  • Sky Baun

    still on 4.1.2 with my galaxy s3 :( good thing i have the N5 on the way :)

  • Takumi

    Come on LG You guys collab with google you should get updates more often and reduce making awesome low and mid-range phones

  • shivansh

    now its like december is gone and january is half way still no update for g2 that’s sad and bad of lg