We’ve just received word that LG is promising an update to Android 4.4 for its flagship G2 smartphone in late Q1, 2014, or near the end of March. According to company representative, Court Elliot, LG Canada is going to offer the software to carriers at the same time, though it’s unclear if the rollout will begin the same day across all providers.
The LG G2 is a great piece of hardware, but the Android 4.2.2-based software skin that arrived with it was clunky and, in many places, ugly. We’re hoping that LG can sort out the majority of its UI and UX issues to accommodate the performance and feature improvements inherent to KitKat, but that remains to be seen.
As for an update to the Optimus G, which is still ignominiously running Android 4.1.2, LG would not comment on a potential upgrade path.