Android KitKat has been announced at the end of last month. Since then we’ve heard update plans from a handful of manufacturers, but not LG. Those who bought the company’s current flagship smartphone, the G2, have been concerned about their device’s future. But apparently they shouldn’t be. Although the G2 hasn’t even been updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and still runs version 4.2, an update to KitKat is coming. Though if you have an LG G2 you will need to be incredibly patient.
That’s because the company has scheduled the update for around the end of the first quarter of next year. Translated, that means late March. This is true for the LG G2 units sold in Canada, at least. Now US devices may get the update sooner, but don’t expect it to be more than a matter of weeks.
The word about the Canadian update schedule reportedly comes straight from LG itself, through a company representative who spoke to MobileSyrup. LG plans on offering the update to all Canadian carriers at the same time. Though that doesn’t necessarily mean the end-users will get it all at once. After LG hands it off, the carriers need to test it, which can take a different amount of time depending on company.
Now this may be (rather) good news, but if you own any other handset from LG, then you really shouldn’t expect to see KitKat running on it officially. The company rep stayed mum on, for example, the Optimus G – last year’s flagship, that is still stuck on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean – a version that’s now almost 18 months old.