LG G2 Android 4.4 Kitkat OS Update Postponed; Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Receives 4.4.2 Update

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By Robin Sinha | December 15, 2013 4:51 PM EST

Mobile operator SFR France has announced that LG G2 handset owners would have to wait for a few more months to receive the Android 4.4 Kitkat OS update.

According to the initial reports, the French mobile carrier said the handset will receive the Android 4.4 Kitkat OS update sometime in November or December, which has now been postponed to early 2014.

The operator also stated that the update may arrive in January 2014 but kept the exact release dates under wraps as it has been assumed that internal testing will be complete by that time.

The first screenshots of the LG G2 handset running on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat OS has already surfaced online in South Korea. However, LG and its carrier partners are yet to release the update which puts the country in the same league as France, according to Android Authority.

Moreover, LG Canada has mentioned that the update will reach Canada much later in March 2014 and not January 2014.

Those who do not want to wait for the Over The Air, or OTA, updates to roll out can try to install it manually for the LG G2 device (version D800, D801 and D802).

Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS Update For Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition

Google recently released a Kitkat OS bump for the recently launched LG G Pad 8.3 and the previously released HTC One Google Play Editions. The firm is now offering the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS update to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, which was released along with the HTC One GPE.

The update for Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, or the GT-I9505G, is sized at 57.5MB for the build version KOT49H.S0001.131204. Users can manually check for OTA updates or can install it by themselves.

Steps to sideload the OS update are available hereAndroid 4.4.2 Kitkat OS .zip installation file can be downloaded from here.

The Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS includes some bug fixes and improvements. It additionally removes the App Ops security app, which is an unofficial toll to manage app permissions.

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