LG Optimus G gets Android 4.4 in Estonia

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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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)

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27 Comments

1. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Well, that's a surprise.

4. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

9. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

The software still sucks.

10. papss unregistered

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

14. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 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: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

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

24. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I love LG!

2. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

LG back in business?

3. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 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: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 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: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 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: Jul 11, 2013

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

7. Reeyawn

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Good job LG

8. mikewillz

Posts: 52; Member since: May 03, 2013

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

11. papss unregistered

You and me both sir

12. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Hopefully G Pro is in for 4.4 as well.

13. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 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 :)

15. RadKrish

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

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

16. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

Nice...

17. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

18. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow!!! That's great.

20. Ezio2000

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

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

21. evil_slayer

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

actually this news turned out to be not true at least according to post #324 herehttp://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”"

22. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 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: 21; Member since: Nov 28, 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: Dec 28, 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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