LG G2 could get the official Android 4.4 KitKat update shortly, perhaps in next 3-5 weeks. The information is coming from the French mobile operator SFR — rather than South Korean manufacturer — that can be considered a quite reliable source.
Obviously, the story makes explicit reference to France, but it’s reasonable to expect that the release of KitKat update could take place in the same period for other territories. Regardless, the official website also indicates the arrival of the update sometime in “November-December” so that G2 smartphones can get the update sooner than HTC One.
The only information revealed about KitKat update distribution by officials is the OTA (over-the-air) mode. In which, the package will be downloaded and installed by simply connecting your smartphone to the Internet, without the need to physically connect it to the computer.
Yesterday, Sony has spoken loud and clear on the issue, saying that it will publish a list of the models soon, which will receive Android 4.4 KitKat. Among these models, indeed there will be the flagship smartphone, Xperia Z1, marketed with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and not yet upgraded to the 4.3 release.
Android 4.4 KitKat includes many of new features like revolutionized Phone app, Caller ID, integration of Google Maps, support for printing images and documents on the move, better file management, ability to view text and multimedia messages in Hangouts, advanced multitasking and improved touch interface.
Currently, the platform update is exclusive with Nexus 5 but coming real soon to Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices. In addition to Nexus line up, Google edition of Galaxy S4 and HTC One are also likely to get the update soon.