LG might be the cheeky face behind the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, but if you assumed that the South Koreans and Mountain View being spit brothers means speedy Android updates for plain old LG-branded devices, think again.
We’ve just had an official announcement pertaining to South Korea; international owners of the LG G2 are essentially none the wiser about the KitKat Android 4.4 update.
Over on the Korean-language LG Newsroom, my Google Chrome translation tells me the LG G2 KitKat Android 4.4 update will hit the “domestic market” (that’s South Korea, obvs) at some point “later this month”.
There’s no mention of the international LG G2, the obvious inference being that it’s probably going to be early 2014 for KitKat Android 4.4 goodness.
Two schools of thought here. On the one hand, Android is woefully fragmented, and the fact that Jelly Bean took a year to hit 50% distribution just in time for KitKat being released says it all. Manufacturers really need to get their fingers out and crank the software support.
Alternatively, one might suggest that your average Android user couldn’t really care less, and besides, one of the key features of KitKat Android 4.4 is its ability to run on devices with modest amounts of RAM, which is hardly a concern if you’re rocking a £500 flagship.
My point? Stop crying, you big wuss.