Android 4.4 starts rolling out in Korea for the LG G2

Android 4.4 starts rolling out in Korea for the LG G2
Earlier this month, LG's own Korean website revealed that the Android 4.4 update was going to be pushed out to LG G2 units in the country, some time this month. Well, "some time" is today. As an early holiday gift to some Koreans toting LG's flagship Android model, KitKat is being sent out OTA. According to one report from inside the country, Korean carrier KT is sending out the update sequentially. The report failed to mention whether the mobile operator is looking at model numbers, date of purchase, or another piece of data to determine the order in which the update is sent out. The update weighs in at 637.39MB.

Owners of the LG G2 in Canada are expected have their phone updated at the end of next year's first quarter, which includes the period from January through March. Owners of the device throughout the globe were upset a few weeks ago when it appeared that LG was updating the older LG Optimus G to Android 4.4 in Estonia. However, that turned out to be the result of a poorly worded announcement that was supposed to say that the device was being updated to support 4G in the country.

The LG G2 is certainly one of the most powerful Android handsets available now, and was named by us as one of the best smartphones in 2013. There is speculation that a mini version of the LG G2 is coming. A mysterious LG handset recently went through the GFX benchmark and there is some thought that the LG D-410 is the bite-sized version of the LG G2. If so, the device will feature a 4.3 inch screen with resolution of 540 x 960 and will be powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Ruliweb (translated)

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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Is there anything new? What I'm excited about is the new UI.

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

haha lg is giving latest updates thats new lol.. they are not known for providing updates to there phone so this is new ..:p

8. papss unregistered

This is earlier than most so say what you want but they seem to be delivering. Hell sony is just now adding 4.3 to their flagships.

19. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

what about g-pro? optimus g? nothing

23. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Earlier than most? They roll out an update in one single country thats not even a major player like USA is and you praise LG? They said they will roll out the update by march 2014 for rest of the countries and I bet you by then S4 will be on 4.4

14. thunder18

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

It's grandaddy the Optimus G was updated from ICS to jelly bean in short order. Companies can change. Samsung wasn't always the sparkling beacon of timely Android updates. Just like it took time for them to change their ways, so too has LG started down the path of providing updates.

16. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

LG: 1, HTC: 1, SAMSUNG:0 . SAMSUNG will now get pressurised and rush the kitkat update with lots of bugs. As a GS3 user I can predict samsungs actions.

18. YouGotTrolledSon

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Good question. Anyone in phonearena has LG G2 Korean version? I'm dying to know how their new UI looks like or still using Samsung-like UI.

22. FeRoZ

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I have a G2 f320L till now no update available im waiting despirately if i become update will keep posting here the change n screenshots :)

2. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I'm glad they decide to skip the 4.3 and went straight for kikat

4. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

I sent the Tip Phonearena!! And I wrote my name Below!

10. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Maybe somebody else sent it in before you anonymously.

5. Arsen

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

I wish 4.4 fixes the camera problems. That's all i complain about this phone. Overall is excellent. Especially the battery. I got 6 hrs screen on time

6. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I like this competition between LG and Samsung, hope this translates into quicker updates from both manufacturers. ;-)

7. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I just got a white G2 on Verizon last week. Probably the single most biggest surprise phone I ever bought. It's awesome! I'd really look forward to this update but between LG and Verizon, I won't see it for 6 months at least.

9. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Changelog please!!

11. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Who paid who off for all this LG coverage? Although I will admit an LG device getting updated is news :-P. LGs devices have always been lackluster and their values plummet it is not a very popular brand for whatever reason, so I question why all the coverage PA is giving it...

13. warrenellis93

Posts: 542; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

because they named it one of the best phones of 2013, in spite of their track record

12. Mian.Shahzad

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Dear Samsung, Please send updae for S4 :P

15. loveHEAVYMETAL unregistered

The LG G2 still haven't launch in malaysia:-( I think gonna wait until Feb or Mac2014, but the lg g2 will come with 4.4, jusk like the optimus G,which come to Malaysia with android4.1.2

17. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I wonder what is new other than 4.4 base

20. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

hopefully they update it further. LG always does one major update and forgets about the phone after. look at the 2x, 4x, L9, G, OBlack, etc. they seem to think one major update is enough

21. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

I cannot wait for the rumored new UI :D

24. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

In the meantime I picked up an LG G PAD 8.3. VERY NICE. Also using a SAMSUNG. S4. THIS IS ALSO A GREAT PHONE. Just buy the flip case from SAMSUNG that gives you the hard case on the back that is factory fit with the front having a softer material with SAMSUNG logo. This case gives the phone the weight it is lacking. Excellent phone.

25. windy

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

Dears I'm located in Turkey and just received an android update yesterday evening. The update was 65 mbs and it was stated as an android update. The update revised 70 android applications. However the android version is still 4.2.2. I just noticed that chrome is a bit more smoother. Also the stock browser gives 730 on sunspider. Other than this everything is normal.

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