LG Optimus G gets Android 4.4 in Estonia
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
4. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; 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.
10. papss (unregistered)
I disagree.. i like it much more than vinella android or other android flavors
14. Adrian38 (Posts: 140; 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.
19. asingha94 (Posts: 294; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
Way better than touchwiz!lots of customization option & still very fast....
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
5. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 880; 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.
23. Jason2k13 (Posts: 690; 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.
6. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
You'd think the G would be dead last on LG's list.
Nice to know.
8. mikewillz (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 May 2013)
I really can't wait to experience kit kat on my G2.
11. papss (unregistered)
You and me both sir
13. Adrian38 (Posts: 140; 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 :)
17. E.S.1 (Posts: 295; 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.
20. Ezio2000 (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
I am realy suprized i expect it but not so soon good job lg
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
Sorry guys. Seems it actually WAS too good to be true. Just got the answer from LG Nordic.
“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”"
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!
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 :(
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...