LG Optimus G not getting KitKat in Estonia

LG Optimus G not getting KitKat in Estonia
You might remember on Thursday when we told you that LG Estonia's Facebook page was spreading the word that customers of local carrier Elisa with the LG Optimus G were seeing their handset updated to Android 4.4. But on Friday, we received a message from LG Estonia that the update that went out was to allow the device to support 4G connectivity, not to be updated to KitKat. The message said that LG Estonia apologized for "any false or ambiguous information."

LG Estonia says that it has no idea when, or even if, the LG Optimus G will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update. But they promise to immediately let us know as soon as they know.

So for all of you LG G2 owners who were feeling left out, and even for owners of other devices more recently launched that have not yet been updated to Android 4.4, this might make more sense to you. As many of you pointed out yesterday, how could a random carrier in a Baltic state be able to update a twice surpassed former flagship model to the latest Android build? The answer is, they can't.

source: LG

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Optimus G
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2



20. andruch12

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I own an optimus G that on stock 4.1.2 runs smoother than my Galaxy s3 with Stock 4.3, so overall LG is a great manufacturer

18. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Get nexus = google support Or get oppo = cyanogen support Easy as that and if people prefer camera in phone or some other part of hardware for some shi*ty useless reason then go ahead and struggle with your stupid htc, samsung, sony, lg phones...

17. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Guess you guys missed "in Estonia" which won't affect 99% of you guys.

16. Davidparker

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Goodbye Lg !

12. doremon0710

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

wow...the biggest troll for LG optimus G users ! Anyway, for LG, it's not really a big troll since they have bad reputation with solfware updates.

8. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Honestly, LG has such a bad reputation with software updates, it's the only thing holding me back from having an LG G2 in front of me right now. It's so sad - LG you got a little (relatively to what it costs to make the phones!) money to spare to get a bigger and better software team and save your flagships from being permanently stuck with old stock/launch software? Look at HTC - they learned from their past mistakes and 2013 has been their best, if not THE best, software update cycle of any manufacturer.

13. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Lol the best? Are you sure? Remind me when was the last update the one x and one x+ updated? The s3 and note 2 are already running on 4.2!! Nothing beats samsung with updating their flagships, then comes sony.

15. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

I was referring to the HTC One in particular. I do not own other HTC devices, so i cannot say about HTC's software updates prior to 2013's flagship. However, with the HTC One, the software updates release did beat all other manufacturers, except for Nexus devices, of course.

7. denmcdon

Posts: 91; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

If my g2 is not updated to kitkat no later than march, I'll never buy another lg phone again thats a promise.bad enough im waiting that long wtf.

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Oh dear, LG, just when I got a little bit of faith in you, what a shame.

6. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Honestly it would be too good to be true, i had an LG, got burned by LG with their false promises of updates, the LG 2X took more than one year to get ICS. Not seeing them change for the better too, same old LG, only wants your money, doesn't know what "Software Updates" mean.

3. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

LG lagging behind. Good thing they don't control my Nexus updates! WOOT!

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

This is okay. We're used to not getting timely updates on our Android phones. We'll just settle for buggy ROMs.

5. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I beg to differ, my HTC One is running on Android 4.4 for quite a while, official mind you, not a "buggy ROM".

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The troll is back laughing while holding on an expensive toy less capable than Android 2.2.

10. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You seem to be under the impression that I'm not telling the truth. You're jelly of my Samsung Galaxy S4 most likely.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

To each their own. But neither matter we are cash cow to our respective brands.

1. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

One of the reasons why i came back to S4...lg, i like g2 but your updates sucks a lot...when actually will be solved those bugs of g2?

14. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

What bugs? Thank you

19. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

No surprise its LG, we all know the bad history of update system for this OEM. But not giving timely update is like cheating your valuable customers!

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