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LG Optimus G gets Android 4.4 in Estonia

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LG Optimus G gets Android 4.4 in Estonia
Back in October, LG France suffered from "loose lips syndrome" and accidentally passed along the word that the LG Optimus G was going to receive the Android 4.4 update as early as October. The preposterous sounding tongue-slip seemed to be a bogus statement because Android 4.4 didn't launch until after October 31st. But as it turns out, the LG Optimus G was indeed one of the first devices to receive KitKat...in Estonia. And this news comes courtesy of LG's own Facebook page in that nation.

Today, the Android 4.4 update has started rolling out to the LG model in the Baltic state. In addition, the update is available only to those LG Optimus G users who are customers of Elisa, the second largest carrier in that country. It is a bit nutty, considering that the much more highly spec'd LG G2 remains stuck on Android 4.2.2.

The million dollar question is whether this update will spread. First, throughout Estonia's other carriers, then through the entire Baltic region. Next would be Europe, Asia and the MidEast before finally hitting U.S. LG Optimus G owners. Don't say it won't happen. After all, who would have thought that those with the device in Estonia, only on a specific mobile operator, would find Android 4.4 driving the phone well before many other more powerful Android handsets?

source: LGEstonia via TheDroidGuy

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posted on 12 Dec 2013, 13:41 11

1. eli577 (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)


Well, that's a surprise.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 14:00 6

4. Reality_Check (Posts: 274; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


A very pleasant one I might add. Are they turning over a new leaf? Damn, after all those critics' statements about software updates by LG, who would've "thunk?"
Anyhow, a great move by LG to shut all those criticizers.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 15:54

9. Tsoliades (Posts: 213; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


The software still sucks.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 16:22 2

10. papss (unregistered)


I disagree.. i like it much more than vinella android or other android flavors

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 20:00 2

14. Adrian38 (Posts: 132; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


The software most certainly does not "suck." It's actually REALLY good with absolutely no lag. Much better than boring, featureless, stock Android.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 00:50 1

19. asingha94 (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Way better than touchwiz!lots of customization option & still very fast....

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 10:03

24. LGisgood (Posts: 442; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I love LG!

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 13:41

2. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


LG back in business?

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 13:55 1

3. in_core (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Good news. Lets hope G2 gets update this month. Thats the only way to beat Samsung and HTC in this smartphone game

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 14:45 4

5. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 822; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Incredible. The S4s, Note3s, G2s, G Pros, Z1s, Z Ultras, Ones, One Maxs etc... with their super powerful 2013 hardware are mostly waiting to get 4.4, some of them even waiting for 4.3, and here comes the old 2012 LG Optimus G in some random country on some random network getting 4.4, just WOW.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 07:42

23. Jason2k13 (Posts: 648; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


how is that incredible? optimus G users waited more than a year just to get 1 update, alot of the customers probably switched phone by then.

Not updates for 1 year and 2 months, sounds very disappointing to me.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 14:59

6. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 207; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


You'd think the G would be dead last on LG's list.
Nice to know.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 15:33 1

7. Reeyawn (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Good job LG

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 15:40 3

8. mikewillz (Posts: 41; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I really can't wait to experience kit kat on my G2.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 16:23 3

11. papss (unregistered)


You and me both sir

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 16:42 4

12. Tuxedo (Posts: 157; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Hopefully G Pro is in for 4.4 as well.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 19:58 2

13. Adrian38 (Posts: 132; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Very pleased to hear this. The Optimus G is a beast of a device and it deserves to be supported. Good job LG :) I just hope I don't have to wait too long for my G2 to get updated :)

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 21:29

15. RadKrish (Posts: 17; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Sweet News ......... :)

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 22:23

16. saenaedewe (Posts: 62; Member since: 01 May 2013)


Nice...

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 23:37

17. E.S.1 (Posts: 291; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


That's great news.
I love my G2 and it's the best phone I ever had (I only had Samsung HTC and Iphone before) but this phone is so good and customizable that updates don't mean anything to me. I can live with this for another 2+ years.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 00:10

18. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Wow!!! That's great.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 01:11

20. Ezio2000 (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


I am realy suprized i expect it but not so soon good job lg

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 07:06

21. evil_slayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


actually this news turned out to be not true at least according to post #324 here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2465663&page=33

"
Sorry guys. Seems it actually WAS too good to be true. Just got the answer from LG Nordic.

Translation:
“We now have some clarity as to what has happened. Optimus G has not gotten KitKat in Estonia, it's a mistake on their part.
They've got a new version of their software and have thought it to be KitKat, which it isn't.

We don't know if/when an update for the Optimus G would become available.
Sincerely, Magnus / LG”"

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 07:25 1

22. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Yeah, the optimus g was taken off lg's support list a while ago; I knew this couldn't be true. I still like mine though!

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 13:30 1

25. RadKrish (Posts: 17; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


yes. you are right.. LG estonia taken off that post from their Official Page and they apologize for false news... bad LG.. People plz never think of LG phones if you really care about OS updates... Life is not Sooooo Good :(

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 10:08

26. hanssaputra (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


when this kitkat version available in samsung galaxy s3 mini GT-I8190?
i want to update it now...
thank you

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