LG has announced plans for an Android 4.4 KitKat update to its G2
flagship smartphone. The news comes via LG Korean blog, which
claims that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the flagship smartphone
is in progress for the Korean market.
Further, the blog confirmed that
by the end of this month, the LG G2 will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update in Korea; however there was
no specific time frame for the rollout of Android KitKat for G2's
LG has been the official manufacturer
of Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 4
and Nexus 5, for two years in a
row, but the South Korean major has been late in announcing the Android
4.4 update rollout plan for its other devices including the LG G2, LG
Optimus G Pro, LG Optimus G among others.
The Android 4.4 KitKat
iteration brings some new features such as the translucent menu bar, which is
located at the bottom of the screen; a new dialler and caller ID
feature; a unified Hangouts messaging app; smarter Google Now
integration; step counter and detector, and support for screen
LG unveiled the G2 in August this year, and it was
launched in India at Rs. 41,500 this September. The LG G2 natively runs
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The highlight of the LG G2 smartphone is that
it houses the power buttons and the volume rocker at the back of the
phone, below the rear camera, instead of the sides of the phone, as is
usually the case.
Previously, a LG Canada representative, Court
Elliot, confirmed that the Android KitKat update for LG G2 (international) will be
rolled out in late Q1 2014 or at the end of March.
report claimed that the sales of LG G2 have
been below expectations. As per the report, LG sold around 600,000
units of G2 in South Korea since the launch; internationally the South
Korean major sold about 2.3 million units, while the company had set a
sales target of 3 million for the G2 globally.