UK: LG G2 to get Android 4.4 KitKat update starting in mid-March
If you own an LG G2, undoubtedly one of the main questions on your mind these days is when you’ll receive the update to Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.
So far we’ve known about units sold in Canada getting the new bits around the end of March. If you bought your G2 from the UK, though, you’ll be luckier. LG’s UK arm posted a video comparing the performance of the G2 running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (the version it launched with) and Android 4.4 KitKat. In the description of that video, we’re told that UK devices will start receiving the update in mid-March.
Nothing less vague, unfortunately, but this still means that UK models (and possibly even those sold in other parts of Europe) should see the update sooner than those purchased in North America. Obviously, handsets bought SIM-free and unlocked will probably be on the receiving end of the update earlier than those gotten from carriers – since in that case those companies will have to test the update too.
As for LG’s comparison video, which you can see above, the G2 running KitKat naturally came on top – being faster, on average, by 17% compared to its twin running the older software. That’s clearly good news for G2 owners everywhere, though it may not make up for the four and a half month wait for the new bits.