The LG G2 will start receiving its KitKat treat outside South Korea by the end of January, at least in Saudi Arabia.
LG’s official Twitter account for Saudi Arabia confirmed that the update would begin rolling out by the end of this month, meaning the Korean manufacturer is holding true to its promise of updating its latest flagship in early January, which would earn it some goodwill from consumers, unless LG’s extremely poor track record of software updates still lingers in the back of their minds.
Of course, LG could easily mess this up by taking too much time in getting the update out to all regions and carriers, but we have a feeling that won’t be the case – even Samsung has begun updating its devices to KitKat pretty quickly, so it’s likely Google has gone to some lengths to make all the major manufacturers bring its chocolate-flavored Android build to users as soon as possible.
KitKat brings mostly under-the-hood improvements, including faster performance and reduced memory usage, and features such as white status bar icons, wireless printing, inbuilt NFC payment and IR blaster support, a full-screen “immersive” mode for apps, and, well, not a whole lot more that would concern the end-user. A video of the LG G2 running on KitKat can be seen below.