There is that pushing it out in waves again, and yes LG does determine who gets the updates and when as far as carriers. But know how they determine? It's based on the carriers willingness to push their specific device, why you think sprint is updating HTC and Samsung first cause lg and the G2 are a back door device to sprint. You can bet sprint has a deal with Samsung to make them a flag phone for sprint. Ever been in a sprint store? Samsung devices everywhere then a HTC Here and a LG there, sprint pushes Samsung so they cover them first. When sprint is done with Samsung customers they will get around to us second rate LG cutomers
I heard that the update to the Samsung models bricked the phones where they couldn't receive calls. So I guess I would rather wait for it to be working 100% before we get it.
Isn't there separation or a difference in updating the OS and updating the radio? Just like 2 of those 3 bands were not enabled but an update turned them on without giving us a new OS version...please don't toy with us. Between XDA and the rest of the web folks will eventually call you all out if you're pulling our leg and blowing smoke. If the radios aren't getting any update, why would tri-band matter in an OS update?
And look at the specs of Sprint's current tri-band devices...most of them if not all can't compete under the hood with the G2 (even sammy's new S5 just squeaks by it). It's not new for Sprint let a hi-spec device lag behind to give other handsets breathing room to sell. This isn't an area I'd expect reps to address or deny with anything company approved but, I understand Sprint has to sell phone (or do they?) and reps wanna keep their jobs.
The LG G2 is a well spec'd device that with proper support a customer could hang on to it well into whatever next version of Android Google puts out. But.....more important than how long 4.4.x takes to come to G2, let's see a spec comp between the G2 and the whatever gets to run the next release. If Galaxy S5 gets it, there won't be much hardware reason to exclude G2.