LG G2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Now Available

Picture: Evleaks/LGA press photo for the LG G2

The LG G2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now available to owners of the smartphone in Korea.

The update started rolling out earlier this week, according to an anonymous tipster who revealed the information to Phone Arena. It was originally expected to roll out at the end of January in Korea, but ended up being around a week late. Other markets should receive it by the end of Q1.

The update will support Android RunTime, which is an improved replacement to the current Dalvik runtime. The new version also has the ability to pre-load an app bytecode from install instead of loading on demand when a user opens an app. This makes it 50 percent faster. There is no word on whether the update changes Q-Slide.

The LG G2 is currently available on AT&T and Verizon. It was officially released in the fall of last year and features similar specs to the company's Google flagship, the Nexus 5.

The G2 features some impressive specs including a 5.2-inch full HD display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 2GB of RAM, a microSD slot, a 3,000mAh battery, on screen navigation keys, and Android 4.2.2 with LG's custom skin. The LG G2 will also be the world's first worldwide-launching smartphone running the Snapdragon 800 processor.

The successor to the G2 was reported on by Korean media last month. Sources revealed some of the specifications of the handset as well as the expected launch.

The device is rumored to feature a QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, which is four times as many pixels as a 720p touchscreen. It is expected to be around 5.5-inches.

It is rumored to be released in May which pushes the refresh cycle forward a bit as the LG G2 debuted in September of 2013. LG seems to want to get a head start on the competition by pushing out the handset at that time.

The LG G3 could be introduced as early as February at this year's Mobile World Congress.