11-04-2013 09:20 PM
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  1. xgman's Avatar
    What about even 4.3?
    10-30-2013 09:25 AM
  2. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    What about even 4.3?
    If they are going to update, it will be 4.4. There is no point in going to 4.3 when the major changes are more than likely going to be in 4.4 and LG has first access to 4.4.
    10-30-2013 09:39 AM
  3. Xtremeyouth1's Avatar
    If they are going to update, it will be 4.4. There is no point in going to 4.3 when the major changes are more than likely going to be in 4.4 and LG has first access to 4.4.
    Agreed. Dont worry about 4.3. Its 4.4 you want which they have already been working with. This will say a lot about how serious LG is since upgrades are a big deal to the Android community. If they are serious about being a major player we will see this update. The door is open for them to challenge Samsung if they get their marketing right.
    10-30-2013 11:16 AM
  4. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Agreed. Dont worry about 4.3. Its 4.4 you want which they have already been working with. This will say a lot about how serious LG is since upgrades are a big deal to the Android community. If they are serious about being a major player we will see this update. The door is open for them to challenge Samsung if they get their marketing right.
    No doubt and I think LG is serious about it. I think they see HTC struggling and people wanting an alternative to Samsung. LG has done a lot of things right so far and I don't see how they could possibly drop the ball on this. As I said in my previous mini-rant post we don't know what will happen until it happens as none of us are inside LG so I could be wrong and they could drop the ball, but so far they seem to be heading in the right direction.
    10-30-2013 11:34 AM
  5. Xtremeyouth1's Avatar
    No doubt and I think LG is serious about it. I think they see HTC struggling and people wanting an alternative to Samsung. LG has done a lot of things right so far and I don't see how they could possibly drop the ball on this. As I said in my previous mini-rant post we don't know what will happen until it happens as none of us are inside LG so I could be wrong and they could drop the ball, but so far they seem to be heading in the right direction.
    Again, I completely agree with you. Samsung has way to much power in the Android world and a healthy HTC and LG is good for the consumer. I just wish they both marketed more, they both have several great features that neither one of them seem to put forward in their marketing and it makes no sense to me.
    10-30-2013 12:09 PM
  6. Just_Some_Nobody's Avatar
    I mentioned it on the quote.

    It's a matter of principle for LG to upgrade their product.
    You don't buy a device for what you hope it will do at some point. You buy a device for what it can do today.

    A matter of principle? Really?
    Hubris.

    Posted via Android Central App using an LG G2.
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    10-30-2013 02:45 PM
  7. avenuePad's Avatar
    Sure, you buy a phone for what it can do today, but there is also an expectation of future support. That said, if future software updates are a concern then don't buy anything than a Nexus.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
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    10-30-2013 02:59 PM
  8. Just_Some_Nobody's Avatar
    Sure, you buy a phone for what it can do today, but there is also an expectation of future support. That said, if future software updates are a concern then don't buy anything than a Nexus.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    Getting support and getting a whole new OS are two different things.

    I buy a computer with windows 7, I don't get free upgrades to all subsequent versions.


    But, yeah, I expect bug fixes. Everything beyond that is an entitlement mindset.
    10-30-2013 10:09 PM
  9. avenuePad's Avatar
    I hear ya. There is a difference, but I don't think it's a sense of entitlement to expect OEMs not to move on completely from your $600/700 phone once they release their next big thing. The good thing is, it looks like companies are getting much better at pushing out updates. Also, Google seems to be taking things into their own hand with Google Play Services.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-31-2013 08:25 AM
  10. Just_Some_Nobody's Avatar
    I hear ya. There is a difference, but I don't think it's a sense of entitlement to expect OEMs not to move on completely from your $600/700 phone once they release their next big thing. The good thing is, it looks like companies are getting much better at pushing out updates. Also, Google seems to be taking things into their own hand with Google Play Services.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    Yeah, I'm glad Google is moving as much as they can into Google Play Services. That way bug fixes can come much more quickly.
    10-31-2013 08:45 AM
  11. Alec Burton's Avatar
    After my experience with Motorola first promising an OS upgrade for my Photon, and then backing down on it, I don't have the highest expectations - if I get an upgrade on my G2 to Kit Kat, I will be grateful. If I really wanted Kit Kat right away (or even "ever"), I'd have waited for a Nexus 5. As it is, I am expectantly awaiting the arrival of my G2 (Sprint, via Best Buy).
    Same thing happened to me. This being the case I will never buy another Motorola phone again.
    10-31-2013 03:06 PM
  12. emilioaponte's Avatar
    I honestly can't get over all of the entitlement mentality in this thread. Samsung used to be the worst of the worst in regards to updates and now they are one of the better ones in that regard. As I said in multiple threads, LG appears to literally be following in Samsung's footsteps (minus having to deal with bloated legacy code in their UI) which is a good thing. Also, as stated in other threads, there appears to be official LG documents that state that Google and LG are working closely together to get updates to their non-Nexus phones out quicker than any other manufacturer in history.

    So you cannot just flippantly say that "LG had no intentions of upgrading to 4.4". What is with the word had? Kit Kat isn't even out. The Nexus 5 isn't even out so how can people be so flippant and judgemental when there isn't even anything to upgrade to yet? Also, delays cannot always be blamed on the manufacturer. For all we know LG may already have 4.4 ready for the G2 and they may just have to wait a month or so to give the Nexus 5 time to sell and then on top of that you have the carriers that need to test the update.

    That being said, unless you are on the LG mobile development or management team you have absolutely no insight whatsoever as to what the plans are. And if you think you "know" LG, just remember that the so called best Android manufacturer was in the exact same boat just 2 short iterations ago.
    Congratulations, you are right. I really appreciate your opinion here.

    Sent from my LG-D800 using Tapatalk
    10-31-2013 03:31 PM
  13. kollarism's Avatar
    G2 WILL be getting the 4.4 update.

    “The LG will prepare his research team for immediately bring the Android 4.4 Kitkat update for the LG G2,” said Adina Nesvia, Product Marketing Head – LG Mobile Communications Indonesia.

    LG G2 Will Receive Android 4.4 Kitkat Update ? | Gadgetenthusiast
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    10-31-2013 03:41 PM
  14. Symbianblack's Avatar
    One reason why I left g2. LG had no intentions of updating to 4.4.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using AC Forums mobile app
    Thats why I use CyanogenMod
    slinkies likes this.
    10-31-2013 04:15 PM
  15. dplane's Avatar
    G2 WILL be getting the 4.4 update.

    The LG will prepare his research team for immediately bring the Android 4.4 Kitkat update for the LG G2, said Adina Nesvia, Product Marketing Head LG Mobile Communications Indonesia.

    LG G2 Will Receive Android 4.4 Kitkat Update ? | Gadgetenthusiast
    Yay. Now let's see how much longer big red will make us wait

    Posted via Android Central App
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    10-31-2013 04:36 PM
  16. Jeremy Smith14's Avatar
    Sprint G2 to ship with Kit Kat? Not holding my breath but could be the reason for the delayed release (available on the same day as Nexus 5). Also possible given sprint's integration with Google Voice which is supposed to be enhanced in the new Hangouts app.
    11-01-2013 11:48 AM
  17. NewAge's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 "back up"

    Had...

    hTc one. I had two of them, 32GB.
    64GB Apple iPhone 5S
    Samsung Galaxy S4
    32GB nexus 4

    I had 17 more but won't bother listing them.




    SHIFT_tapatalk Note 3
    There was a 32gb Nexus 4? That's a lot of phones!
    11-01-2013 12:33 PM
  18. Xtremeyouth1's Avatar
    Sprint G2 to ship with Kit Kat? Not holding my breath but could be the reason for the delayed release (available on the same day as Nexus 5). Also possible given sprint's integration with Google Voice which is supposed to be enhanced in the new Hangouts app.
    Nope. We wish but from what I understand it was due to trouble optimizing the funky bandwith Sprint uses.
    11-01-2013 10:02 PM
  19. Mikey47's Avatar
    Getting support and getting a whole new OS are two different things.

    I buy a computer with windows 7, I don't get free upgrades to all subsequent versions.


    But, yeah, I expect bug fixes. Everything beyond that is an entitlement mindset.
    Not the same thing at all. The manufacturers have set the precedent many, many times over that they will upgrade the devices when android versions upgrade.

    As for your comparison to MS Windows? Puhleease. Windows is a proprietary, pay for ownership and use, operating system. Android is not.

    I completely agree with you on the don't buy it for what you hope the manufacturer will do with it - that just sets you up for disappointment. But I would expect LG to upgrade to KitKat (but haven't seen anything in KitKat I can't live without. If I did, it would be a Nexus for me.
    11-02-2013 08:15 AM
  20. Vladabeast's Avatar
    Root. Cyanogenmod. Problem solved

    Posted via Android Central App
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    11-04-2013 02:06 AM
  21. VW Maverick's Avatar
    I like this, if true:
    http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/11...ate-confirmed/
    Mav.

    Sent from Torchwood
    11-04-2013 04:55 PM
  22. jeno27's Avatar
    KitKat confirmed for g2....http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/11...ate-confirmed/

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-04-2013 05:58 PM
  23. carraser891's Avatar
    Yea right. LG g2 won't even get 4.3 nevermind kitkat

    Posted via Android Central App
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    11-04-2013 07:45 PM
  24. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Yea right. LG g2 won't even get 4.3 nevermind kitkat

    Posted via Android Central App
    Wow, this has to be one of the most ignorant posts on this board. What exactly is the point of it and did you not read my previous post in this thread?

    Sent from my Verizon LG G2 using Tapatalk
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    11-04-2013 08:01 PM
  25. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Yea right. LG g2 won't even get 4.3 nevermind kitkat

    Posted via Android Central App
    And quite frankly I hope the G2 doesn't get 4.3 as it would just be a waste of time, energy, and money on LG's part to go to 4.3 when they had first access to 4.4.

    Sent from my Verizon LG G2 using Tapatalk
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    11-04-2013 08:29 PM
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