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LG G2 Android 4.4 update confirmed for March 2013

An LG G2 Android 4.4 update is on the cards, with Google’s latest mobile software offering continuing its traditionally slow rollout.

With the rival HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 both already confirmed to be adding the Android 4.4 KitKat update in the first few weeks of 2014, Korean manufacturer LG has now revealed that its challenger to the smartphone crown will not receive 4.4 until “late Q1, 2014, or near the end of March.”

While the company’s headquarters has remained tight lipped on the software patch, Court Elliot, a spokesperson for LG Canada yesterday told Mobile Syrup that the LG G2 Android 4.4 update would be introduced a little later that on some of its peers.

Although the original LG G2 Android 4.4 update will affect unlocked handsets only, the sources have suggested that LG will “offer the software to carriers at the same time, though it’s unclear if the rollout will begin the same day across all providers.”

Despite the Android 4.4 OS having launched alongside the Google Nexus 5, a phone manufactured by LG in partnership with the search giant, it appears that the handset maker will be getting no preferential treatment for its own-branded smartphones.

Earlier this month, an Android 4.4 update was rolled out for last year’s Google Nexus 4 offering. Bringing a range of new features to handsets, Google has confirmed that the software update “adds a number of new features and improves performance.”

The update’s product description adds: “Never miss a message with Hangouts, which can now bring all of your SMS and MMS messages alongside your other conversations and video calls.”

Launched earlier in the summer, the LG G2 is a true powerhouse of the smartphone scene, with a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor paired up with 2GB of RAM, a 5.2-inch edge-to-edge Full HD display and a 13-megapixel rear-mounted camera.

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