LG testing Android 4.4 for both LG Optimus G and LG Optimus G Pro

LG testing Android 4.4 for both LG Optimus G and LG Optimus G Pro
One of our connected readers took a gander at our story on the LG Optimus G Pro update that is rumored to be on the way, with support for the popular KnockOn feature. This allows the phone to be unlocked and locked with a double tap to the glass. After reading the story, this tipster let us know that LG is testing both Android 4.4 and Android 4.2.2 for the LG Optimus G Pro and the LG Optimus G. That's right folks, the LG Optimus G could still see some chocolatey goodness after all.

Our source also provided us with a couple of User Agent profiles. One reveals the model numbers of some LG Optimus G Pro models that are being tested with Android 4.4. The other shows model numbers and the supporting carrier for some LG Optimus G units being tested for Android 4.4.

You might recall the outpouring of emotions that took place when a poorly worded Facebook entry from LG's Estonia division made it appear as though the LG Optimus G was receiving the Android 4.4 update there, in advance of both the LG G2 and the LG Optimus G Pro. As it turned out, the phone was merely getting an update that would allow it to support 4G. If LG thinks the testing is favorable, the handset could be loaded with Android 4.4 for real.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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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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22 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This means that LG didn't forget their old flagships which is good to see, I think both phones can be updated to Android 4.4 because their processors (Snapdragon S4 Pro and Snapdragon 600) can support Android 4.4.

3. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Looks like LG has totally forgotten about the 4X HD. The once flagship phone has only received an update to 4.1.2 and that's it. LG should fix that buggy mess on thatb4XHD and update it to 4.3 . Rocking Official KitKat now on my note 3 BTW

5. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

4X HD runs on tegra 3. Which was a terrible processor even in its time so no updates for that device.

6. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I know it couldn't be updated to KitKat . But at least give it 4.3 or 4.2 . Also , the firmware is really buggy on the 4XHD

28. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

the best you could hope for is 4.2, not 4.3 though

12. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

tegra sucks!

13. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG getting better and better.... I ALWAYS LOVE LG!

2. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Indeed yes! They are internally testing these versions. They always come out with an update, when poeple loose their hopes! :P

4. Ezio2000

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I cant believe my og finally will get Andriod 4.4

7. elocom

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Here is the full list of devices getting KitKat vividroid.com/list-of-android-devices-getting-a-ki​tkat/

8. Saafa

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

LG are you even remember your Optimus Vu ?

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

I don't think anyone wants to remember that series. That aspect ratio. o_O

15. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Very smart of them, I love my OGP, despite the size. Of course, it was previously rooted and might not actually take the update...

17. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

G Pro for the win.

26. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I will believe it when it Happens. I love my G2, but technically it's 4 updates behind already. The phone is already 6 months old, and with phones it's like dog year's.

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

You have quite the flair for exaggeration, don't you? The G2 came out in mid-September. That would make it 4 months old, not 6. Also, why would you count minor OS iterations? The differences between 4.4.2 & 4.4.1 are minute at best & don't even affect all the devices that had them. You're 2 behind, not 4.

29. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Facts. The LG G2 was announced on Aug 7' 13, that's more than 6 months ago. 4.2.2 was released was released 6 months before the LG G2, actually 4.3 was already out for almost 3 months when the G2 was released. Look I love my G2, but when it comes to updates, LG is behind HTC and Samsung.

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

Oh, so you count a phone's age from the day it was announced, not the day it was released? That makes absolutely no sense considering a phone can be announced anywhere from the day it's released to months before. Also, since you can't count, August 7th was less than 6 months ago, not more. February 7th would be 6 months, but like I said, it's the day of release that matters, not the day of announcement. And ALSO, 4.3 was released on July 24th, 2013. According to your release date of August 7th, that's 2 weeks, not "almost 3 months". How many things can you be wrong about in one post? Try doing some research before you speak out of your *ass next time.

31. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Given how many problems Samsung has had with their updates, I'll stick with LG, thanks.

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

Problematic updates or no updates--quite the dilemma.

33. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

This is great news!

34. raffy6000

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 20, 2014

I So LOVE my G PRO

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