LG Optimus G to be updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat this summer

The relatively old LG Optimus G, which has been around since the second half of 2012, will be updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat this summer, according to French carrier SFR.

SFR says in a blog post that the upcoming update was confirmed by LG. We heard that the South Korean company was testing KitKat on the Optimus G since January, but it looks like it will still take a while until the update reaches end users.

Currently running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Optimus G is just a mid-end smartphone by 2014 standards. However, it’s still a nice device, and we shouldn’t be surprised to see it getting KitKat. After all, the Google Nexus 4 (which already runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat thanks to an update rolled out last year) is based on the Optimus G, having similar internals.

The newer Optimus G Pro will also receive KitKat, but we don’t know if that’s going to happen before the summer. We’ll let you know when we hear more on this anyway.

source: SFR (translated) via GSM Arena

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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


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