LG Optimus G and Optimus G Pro should be updated to Android KitKat in the coming months
According to LG Brazil and its official Facebook account, the Optimus G Pro will get a taste of KitKat starting July, while the Optimus G should receive the update a month later, in August. It’s not clear if the updates are expect to arrive to all Optimus G and G Pro users around the world, but we see no reason for this not to happen.
LG Brazil also mentions that the LG G Pro Lite and LG Optimus L7 II should get Android KitKat, too, apparently before the end of the year. Other handsets will likely join them, but we do not have specific details on this right now.
In case you’re wondering, LG didn’t say anything about the newly announced Android L, but we’re pretty sure that at least some of its latest smartphones will get this brand new version of the OS. It remains to be seen if the devices mentioned above will be among them.
Update: AT&T's LG Optimus G Pro already received KitKat a few weeks ago.
source: LG Brazil (Facebook) via GSM Arena
1. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
And no official KitKat for my Galaxy S3, GT-19300. Cm11 runs great though. Also, with every "new" update from Samsung my phone gets even slower.
3. mturby (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
so u have to hack ur phone in order to get updates?
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8242; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Can't say the same about the iPhone 4 that didn't get Siri.
7. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Yes and this is my last samsung phone. Not because I didn't get kitkat. It's because after six months of proper usage they sent me an update that made my phone the laggiest phone ever.
2. phonton (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)
Just a week ago I got the Android 4.4.2 update from AT&T on my LG Optimus G Pro. I guess the rollout of 4.4 has already begun here is US.
11. RX124 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Jul 2014)
Me too, but now I'm hoping for 4.4.4 soon because my phone is now heating up and draining battery really fast. It also never enters Deep Sleep. I'm basically having many problems reported on Nexus devices. :(
I miss Jelly Bean....
EDIT: And yes, I did factory reset, clear cache, etc. In fact, I did factory reset 4 times this week!
I just had to add this because I KNOW someone will suggest it.
9. Edward_bly (Posts: 192; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
Couldn't wait for my Optimus G to get the upgrade. Already got the G2.
10. DONUT (Posts: 307; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
the G Pro already got the 4.4 update in my country few weeks back
12. adwienc (Posts: 134; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
There is already flashable image of 4.4 for korean and international OG on XDA, but i'm not sure how about AT&T and Sprint variants.
13. RX124 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Jul 2014)
There's an AT&T version. It was first leaked, then released as an official OTA and someone packaged it up as a flashable. It's also now a .tot,
The only issue is that it's bugged. Lots of problems.
One such bug is the "High Android OS battery drain." It was killing my battery (I have the AT&T E980 btw) and causing my phone to get really hot while in my pocket. I ended up flashing the E988 Hong Kong version of the firmware and the problems are completely gone. Only issue is that I don't have the LG Email app and the Quick Remote only has cable set top boxes from Hong Kong cable companies. :-(
It'll serve as a temp fix until the E980 firmware gets fixed though (I called LG up and they told me they are already fixing it, but they didn't get me an ETA.).