With Samsung beginning to upgrade their devices to Android 4.4 KitKat and HTC expected to do the same at some point soon, those in the LG camp were probably beginning to wonder when the upgrade would come out to the LG G2.
Thankfully, LG Saudi Arabia has shed some much needed light on that timeline. Folks in that region are in line to get it starting at the end of this month, according to the company’s Twitter page (though the post has since been deleted). South Korean users have already gotten it, though they are often first in line for everything considering that’s LG’s home turf.
We imagine they won’t be the one and only region to be enjoying it, so it’s probably safe to assume LG will start rolling it out in other regions to unlocked handsets from that time. Nothing’s certain, though, so don’t put too much stock into that. You should note that LG only ever promised to bring KitKat by the end of Q1, so even if they don’t make it to other regions in time they won’t necessarily be breaking that promise.
Android 4.4 KitKat will bring all of the usual improvements, such as Immersive Mode (full screen), the ability to switch between default messengers, and more, but LG’s custom user interface doesn’t seem to have changed much. You can see said changes in the video above. Most noticeable is a slightly different status bar, but LG’s custom user interface remains largely the same as it was in Jelly Bean. You can see if all for yourself in the embedded video, but be warned — it might make the wait for the OTA even harder.
- LG G2 gets Lollipop via unofficial CyanogenMod 12 build
- LG G3 gets Lollipop Q4 2014
- Unlocked HTC One M8 receiving Android 4.4.4 + EYE Experience tomorrow
- HTC One M8 receiving Android 4.4.4 and EYE Experience in Europe
- Check out the LG G2 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
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