LG to skip Android 4.3 and update many of its devices to Android 4.4

LG to skip Android 4.3 and update many of its devices to Android 4.4
Our connected reader has just sent us some information pertaining to LG and the Korean OEM's work on updating its lineup to Android 4.4. According to our tipster, many of LG's devices will be going straight to Android 4.4, skipping right over Android 4.2 and Android 4.3 in most cases. Among the models cited by our source are the LG Optimus F3, LG Optimus F6, LG G Pad 8.3 (including Verizon model), LG G Pro Lite, LG Optimus F7, LG-D315 (unannounced), LG LS740 (rumored to be the successor to the LG Optimus F3), LG Optimus L9 II, LG Optimus Vu II, LG Vu III, and the curvy LG G Flex.

If this information pans out, LG has really been working hard, bringing all of these models to Android 4.4. Our tipster made it clear that LG is not bothering with Android 4.3 for any of its devices. He also wanted to point out that the LG Optimus 4X HD will be sticking at Android 4.1.2. That is a model that is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.

Feel free to check out the sideshow below for the User Agent profiles, and keep in mind that it is healthy to be skeptical until LG makes this all official.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

 

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45 Comments

90. collegefella

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Today Got Software Update Notification On My Lg Optimus Vu2 and hopes it would be 4.4.x

89. a121232

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

What about LG GK F220K??? It's newer than Vu II :(

85. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

Hi, The leak is not from UA Profile. No evidence yet LG will push the Android 4.4 update for these devices The screenshot comes from a hacked LG App.

84. paulssanto

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 21, 2014

I really hope this is not a big let down. LG Optimus F3 just got an update not to long ago that was supposed to be a part of a two or three update series. They said because it was to big to send at once. Well the first installment was more bloat and stuff for the hearing impaired. Then nothing. I guess we wait, but it would be nice to see something besides this article that I've been staring at for 3 days praying!!

83. aaaeeejjj

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 20, 2014

Lg optimus f5-most affordable smartphone that supports LTE. Really Lg not plans to update this smartphone?

86. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

F5 is in that map, Someone has not send it to Phonera.

82. navidfae

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 20, 2014

how about Optimus g??

87. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

Optimus G, Project code: j, Is in that list. The Screen shot comes from a decoded LGCamera.APK, which runs on Android 4.4 OS, that is why Phonearena said LG to Skip Android 4.3

81. amnhacvn

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 20, 2014

Why I don't see VU2 LG F200K in list update upper. Can F200K to update version 4.4?

79. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

I find it odd that the Optimus G isn't on that list. It's more than capable of running 4.4

80. Ezio2000

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

previous post says optimus g and optimus g pro get 4.4

76. residualhatred

Posts: 25; Member since: May 28, 2012

Yes baby, Im a current owner of the LG Optimus F3. Cant wait to see Kit Kat on this phone.

75. TheNewsHQ

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

And what's with the LG G2??? Why isn't in the list?

73. 1701nino unregistered

Well if you wory about updates ,buy a nexus phone like i did, i used to own an xperia p,thought that midrange phone will be officialy supported for years(boy was i wrong),now i'm on 4.4.2 with my nexus 4,love stock android.

74. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

You're lucky. I'm lucky. We live in countries where we can easily buy a nexus phone with a click of a mouse at a low price. Unfortunately, many members on this site live in countries where google play is not available for phone purchase or even when they're available, they're super expensive.

72. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Hey Samsung. Doesn't this sound like a FREAKIN' great idea!!! Oh, and the 4.3 keyboard on the Note 2 sucks! Why on earth would they make the keyboard smaller. Thank goodness for Kii Keyboard.

70. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Sweet, can't wait for my G-Pad to hit 4.4, I already have it on my Moto and I love it!

69. bustinjustin

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Do u guys no the lg f3 4.4 when it might be released

68. Avenger827

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Great news, at least one manufacturer still cares for their users, unlike HTC....

78. mrbtree98

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

yes lg are updating their phones and that's great as i'm a former owner of an optimus black but notice how the optimus 4x hd which shares the same ap33 tegra 3 as the one x is no longer getting updates. they're updating what they can and so is htc.

64. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

lol a racist one is where the straw breaks the camels back for reporting for me personaly, but i think he will be back sadly. but on a lighter note we got Footbal today!!!! im making Waffles!!!

58. bustinjustin

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

These people are rude

59. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

darkkjedi is good guy, Darkjedi is troll without life.

60. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

i think the troll jus got booted, the comments have been trimmed

62. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Well, now he is gone. Hopely he will come never back.

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Appreciate that man. I'm not a racist hateful person in any way shape or form. Husband father, employee techie. That's it.

65. Topcat488

Posts: 1425; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

bustinjustin just joined with these three post... Please don't be that person that just got banned, and used to be banned, who had names like "Troll" or "Darkjedi" and so. But if you really are a "NEW" commentator I WELCOME YOU. Welcome to PA... :)

66. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Yeah, sorry for that guy, bustinjustin.

50. bustinjustin

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

When will these updates take place

48. bustinjustin

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Are sure the lg f3 will get kit kat 4.4

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