LG has never been quick to release software updates for their devices, flagship or not. That was certainly the case with their previous flagship, where customers had to wait a long time after other flagship owners for the 4.2 update. All this is about to change though. When Google announced 4.4 KitKat together with the Nexus 5, Nexus and non-Nexus owners alike were wondering when it would be coming to their device.
For the first time, it seems that LG is going to release an Android version before other manufacturers. A few weeks ago, LG announced that it would be passing over 4.3 for the G2 in favour of jumping directly to KitKat. Just over a 50 days since the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat, LG are announcing that the Android 4.4 KitKat update will be coming to LG G2 at the end of this month, but only in South Korea for now.
Some of the new features that LG G2 will be getting thanks to the Android 4.4 KitKat update include faster performances, cleaner interface, full screen mode for applications, new smarter caller ID and cloud print. The update has been announced only for South Korea right now and the update should roll out to other countries very soon. Google has already updated the latest version twice in the form of minor updates and the latest KitKat version reads Android 4.4.2 and when LG G2 receives KitKat update, we hope that it is indeed Android 4.4.2.
While it will certainly rub many international owners the wrong way due to the temporary South Korean exclusivity, it still signals a change in intention to be slowest major OEM around.