Unfortunately, not every smartphone that runs Android has gotten a chance to taste Kitkat. Unlike Google’s Nexus line or Play Edition devices, phones manufactured by Samsung, HTC, or LG don’t send out the update until months later. Fortunate enough, months have passed since the release of Kitkat and many devices are currently running the latest OS. Devices released this year have also been introduced to the sweet breakable bar. If you own an LG Optimus G or an Optimus G Pro, get your phone ready because you’ve got some chocolate coming your way. According to LG Brazil on their official Facebook account, the Optimus G Pro will receive the Kit Kat 4.4.2 update in July and the Optimus G, which by now is 2 years old, will receive the update by the end of August.
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The LG Optimus G and Optimus G Pro aren’t the only two LG devices that are receiving the Android 4.4.2 update. It was also stated by LG Brazil that the LG G Pro Lite and the LG Optimus L7 II will also be receiving the update to Android 4.4.2 by the end of the year. This is the farthest back LG will be going with updating their lineup of devices with Kit Kat because the LG Optimus 4X HD and LG Optimus F5 will not be receiving Android 4.4.2. It may be unfortunate for owners of those LG devices, but with the fast pace movement of the mobile tech world, newer phones with the latest hardware and software will quickly outdate older phones, so the OEMs see no need.
Android L is only a few months down the road and devices that are running Kit Kat will soon either be updated or eventually end up like those outdated phones running old software. There’s no word on whether LG will update their Optimus G and Optimus G Pro to Android L but it is for certain newer devices like the LG G3 will receive the update, along with future devices. If you are a owner of an LG Optimus G or Optimus G Pro, tell us what you think about finally receiving Kit Kat on your phone.