Will Verduzco · Dec 16, 2013 at 01:00 pm

Korean LG G2 Receiving KitKat before New Year, France in Late January, Canada by Late Q1 2014

Up until very recently, we haven’t heard very much about LG’s planned upgrade path for its current device lineup—well, aside from an erroneous Facebook message, that is. But given that the Optimus G and LG G2 feature remarkably similar hardware to the LG-built Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, respectively, it’s not unreasonable to assume that the updates are likely in the works.

Now, LG has revealed on its official blog that the G2 will receive KitKat by the year’s end in its home market of Korea. Aside from the impending Korean release, we already know that G2 devices in certain regions are going to enjoy the KitKat goods in due time. So far, French carrier SFR has stated on its blog that they are aiming to have the update on consumer devices by late January. Additionally, LG’s Court Elliot has confirmed that the KitKat firmware will be submitted for carrier approval by the end of Q1 2014.

If you’re a G2 owner, good things are coming. And while this release schedule isn’t as lightning fast as Motorola’s or HTC’s, at least the company is supporting (one of) its devices. We’re surprised at how much of a time delta there is between the Korean release and the one in Canada. That said, we can be sure that system dumps will appear and be ported to other variants as soon as the Korean model receives its official update.

What are your thoughts on this update schedule? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

[Source: LG (Google Translate), MobileSyrup, SFR (Google Translate) | Via IBTimes India]


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