First, French carrier SFR suggested the 5.2-inch smartphone was due for a two-step software leap in December 2013. The announcement soon turned out to be just a blunder, as the wireless service provider deleted it and tried to make it look like it never existed in the first place.
Then, it was LG Canada’s turn to come forward with info, this time more reliable, but far less exciting. Up north, the G2 was thus slated to score KitKat in “late Q1 2014”. Translation: towards the end of March. Maybe even in April.
And now SFR muddies the waters again, claiming it’s official that LG’s flagship will get bumped up in “early 2014” and that Android 4.4 could roll out as soon as “late January”. Confused much? I know I am, but there’s no reason to not trust both the French and Canadians.
Assuming SFR knows what it’s talking about and isn’t looking for free press a second time, an Android 4.4 KitKat update may land on the G2 in Europe in January and February and then make its way stateside by the end of March.
Such a gradual rollout is almost tradition in the mobile décor and especially for LG, so it all makes sense. But wouldn’t it be best for a G2 Google Play Edition with pre-loaded vanilla 4.4 to see daylight and join the G Pad 8.3? A boy can dream, can’t he?