Verizon users still not seeing LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update

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lgg2The LG G2 was released last year and has been a very hot seller for the company which has very few high end devices on the market.  With rumors of the LG G3 building up over the last few months, some with the LG G2 are still waiting to see the Android 4.4 KitKat software since it started rolling out in the United States recently.  If you are on the Verizon Wireless network you are getting some of the best 4G LTE coverage in the nation, but you are not seeing the Android 4.4 KitKat software on your smartphone yet.

This week, Sprint was added to the list of major mobile carriers that are sending out the Android 4.4 KitKat software to users.  That makes three carriers rolling out the software, while Verizon Wireless users are left wondering.  Even though there is a very little chance that Verizon is going to skip the update, there is a curiosity as to why the company waits so long to get the software rolling.  Part of the reason has been noticed in the past with Verizon Wirelesses’ strict testing phases for all software on its network.

Most of the attention from LG has been on the third generation smartphone that is likely to pop onto the market very soon, but that does not mean that users are going to forget about the software for the devices.  LG initially set a release date for March and AT&T was actually the first carrier to get the update going by the end of February, so things were looking very good at that point.  Since then, it has been slow going for the rest of the carriers in the United States.  Soon after AT&T had the update rolling, T-Mobile and Sprint were following shortly after.

For the Sprint update, details were very short, but for the most part, those on the network can start to keep an eye out for the update.  The updates are typically rolled out in phases, with more users getting access to the download each week from the first day.  This keeps everything flowing smoothly and makes sure that all users are getting the same update without tons of bugs or other issues.  With the slow rollout, the company can keep a close eye on things and stop the update if they need to.

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  1. I think verizon waits for the other carriers to send it out, then finds out what is broken or needs to be fixed from them. Saves them the hassel of actually testing it themselves. Then they bloat it up after patching then send it out. I’m thinking they will push it out in a few weeks, but this is verizon and they are just so unpredictable. A unofficial kitkat update is available that was pulled off their servers when verizon accidently put it on and then pulled it before it could get out, or so they thought.

  2. Verizon needs to step up their game if they still want to consider their prestige. To be number one in the business. To be the best you need. To lead not follow.

  3. This isn’t anything new. We are always left in the dark about software updates. You learn that Verizon is a company you love to hate: the best coverage with the slowest updates. They’re CS never have any info to share either; and suddenly an update show up on your phone. At that point, your frustration is overshadowed by the joy of FINALLY getting the update.

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