It’s not the news you probably wanted to hear, Canadian LG G2 users, but slightly bad news is better than no news when it comes to Android updates.
A representative of LG Canada told Mobile Syrup that the Android 4.4 upgrade will hit the G2 at the end of Q1 2014, which means late March. If everything goes to plan, LG will be offering the update firmware to all carriers at the same time, though that doesn’t mean we’ll see a simultaneous OTA rollout. The LG G2, which is currently on sale from Rogers, Bell, Telus, Wind, SaskTel, and Videotron, first became available in Canada on September 26.
Google launched Android 4.4 KitKat on October 31, so a March release would mean a five months delay, which isn’t that actually that long considering that the predecessor of the G2, the Optimus G, is still stuck on Android 4.1.2, first released in October 2012. LG Canada refused to comment on the update plans for the 2012 flagship.
European users of LG’s flagship may be luckier: one of the biggest French carriers listed the OTA KitKat update for the G2 as coming over the air by the end of the year, though that’s hardly an official confirmation.