Rumor: LG Optimus G To Receive Update Bump To Kit Kat 4.4.2 Near The Summer

March 26, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

Well into the release of android kit kat, many users are still waiting to get their updates to the newer version of software. It has always been this way, but there is light at the end of the tunnel for LG Optimus G owners. Presumably anyway. According to sources of a french carrier called sfr, there is a rumor that LG will be pushing out the android 4.4.2 update to users of the LG Optimus G sometime around the summer. This is just a leak at this point, no actual confirmation from LG, so take it with a grain of salt but at least the hope is there that it could come soon. It’s still a few days shy of April so there are still a couple of months between Optimus G owners and the taste of chocolaty covered wafer goodness in digital format, but hang tight if you’re one of those people because you’re patience could soon pay off.

While this is potentially some good news for those of you that have this particular LG model smartphone, some are still in shock that the software update hasn’t pushed out to users over the air or otherwise. The reason for this is because the LG Optimus G is, at its core, the same build makeup as the Nexus 4, which clearly has android 4.4.2 already. With the guts being nearly the same and a only a couple key differences, some feel that it should be relatively easy to update the device. Whatever the reasoning, if the update is coming soon users can feel at least some small amount of happiness over the matter. However an updated version of android could already be in the works which would leave those users behind yet again.

LG isn’t known for quick updates to newer version of software. Most people that follow the tech industry and the android ecosystem know this. It still doesn’t stop users from wanting a better experience in the update department, and should we really blame them? No, but some reciprocal patience and understanding wouldn’t hurt. LG may not be quick on the updates, but users also have other options to get in on the newest and latest software builds. Other devices are one option, while throwing on a custom ROM is always a good way to get what’s new if you’re brave enough.