What are the chances of this phone getting updated?

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    I hear once you get an LG phone it is stuck with that software until you get a new phone.

    This phone and the Note 3 are coming out at the same time.

    Lg G2 = 4.2.2

    Note 3 = 4.3

    Not a good sign.
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    Any links or reports you can post? That's kind of surprising.

    -Matt
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    It's possible it might jump straight to 4.4, when it's ready for the LG. There's the rub, vendor reliance.
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    Thing is, I live in thailand now. There are no contracts. Here everything is bought cash/unlocked.

    So, if LG releases at least 1 update then it's OK. I'm in.
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    I think maybe it comes from this

    http://www.knowyourmobile.com/lg/13275/lg-optimus-2x-so-bad-users-have-created-online-petition

    Bad press. Then people saying their handsets aren't being updated.

    Then this year. Optimus G Pro comes out with 4.1.2 then a couple of months later G2 with 4.2.2 and in the same month the Note 3 with 4.3.

    What a mess.

    I'm just interested in at least 1 update for the G2 because apparently 4.3 now has the TRIM feature to keep the phone running smooth.
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    As long as the phone gets rooted then there will always be a way to get updated, ie. Cm.
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    Doesn't that erase all LG software features?

    I'm an iPhone user so I'm not sure.
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    Rooting is like jail breaking an I phone. Once that is done then tout can install a Cyanogen Mod rom. When that is created. That will give you a pure stock android rom. It will erase the rom on the lg2. It may be some time before that happens, but when it does it will be good imo.
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    I kind of like the extra features.

    I don't want to monkey with the phone. I just want to update it straight from LG.
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    I think updates are probably a negative for this phone. Might be lucky to get 1 update. I'm looking at either this, the Note 3 or the Xperia X1 for my next phone. All 3 look to be great devices.
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    He has point lg optimus 4x
    G2x
    lg optimus 4 hd
    lg optimus l7
    lg optimus l9
    Lg thrill
    lg spirit
    Lg revolution
    Lg motion
    Lg optimus g pro still haven't gotten update.
    Lg spectrum
    Lg spectrum 2

    Didn't get update check on gsm arena for info

    And many more

    The only acception to lg updates was the original lg optimus one,lg ally and g that got one update a piece.

    From android 2.2 os to 2.3 os for both ally and lg optimus one
    From android 4.0 os to 4.1 os

    Lg have being the worst to update since they got into android.

    Sony right behind them also.

    If you like speedy update best bet is Motorola or Samsung.

    Or nexus if you don't like neither of both.

    Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk 2
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    You get one update if lucky lg is another Sony with android update.



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    So what is the big deal about 4.3 vs 4.2.2? What are the differences?
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    I've moved from 4.2 to 4.3 on my Asus tablet, and the feature I'm appreciating the most is the ability to turn off permissions on apps, like...an LED "torch" light that wants network access as well as access to your contact list. OK, that's a fake example afaik but you get the idea!

    -Matt
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    Oh that's huge... one of the things that annoys me most about apps is the bizarre permissions they want access to. Facebook for example. My current Bionic has a very old version of it because the new one wants very invasive access. If you could limit some of those permissions that would be awesome!
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    Definitely my favorite. Sorry, forgot to include a link:

    Android 4.3 Includes Hidden App Permissions Manager That Could Bolster Privacy & Security | TechCrunch

    -Matt
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    Android 4.3 os features
    1 :restricted profiles
    Have control what games or apps your kids or people can use on your phone.
    2. Bluetooth smart ready:
    low energy smart technology that included app to use blood pressure, smart watch,pedometer,thermometer etc.

    3.dial pad auto complete
    4. Notification access : have control of notification primary and connected device like smart watch ,fitness bands.
    5.open gl 3.0
    6.Mogii is supported beside that not much
    7.Bluetooth AVRCP

    2 other features

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    TRIM is the big one for me. That's why I asked.

    I'm thinking LG will update this phone once. At least.
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