LG Optimus G and Optimus G Pro should be updated to Android KitKat in the coming months

If you own an LG Optimus G, or a slightly newer Optimus G Pro, you’ll be happy to find out that both smartphones should receive official Android 4.4 KitKat updates pretty soon.

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

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Optimus G
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15h talk time)
Optimus G Pro
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3140 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 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 unregistered

so u have to hack ur phone in order to get updates?

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Can't say the same about the iPhone 4 that didn't get Siri.

7. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

1GB of RAM....

2. phonton

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 27, 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: Jul 01, 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.

14. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

same here on my galaxy note 3 ...also wifi problems :(

9. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Couldn't wait for my Optimus G to get the upgrade. Already got the G2.

10. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

the G Pro already got the 4.4 update in my country few weeks back

12. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 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: Jul 01, 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.).

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