If you were hoping to get your hands on Kit Kat for your LG optimus G Pro phablet device sometime soon, you’ll unfortunately be sorely disappointed. At least, that’s how we would feel if we were having to wait this long. According to an LG rep in India, the phone isn’t scheduled to get the update to Android 4.4 until the end of Q2. That’s a long ways off as the end of Q2 happens towards the middle of the summer. June 30th to be more precise. The update could just as easily happen May 31st, but what’s more likely is that it’ll happen in the same month that the second quarter ends.
This is certainly sad news for those who use LG’s first iteration of a phablet device, but we have a feeling that most of you using it will get over it quickly. Some may even just decide to throw on a custom ROM and bypass the wait for the official update entirely. If you decide to go that route, you could be enjoying Android 4.4 kit kat by the end of the day. The late timeframe for the update shouldn’t surprise anyone, as LG isn’t really known for their timeliness of Android software updates. They are however usually reliable for at least getting the updates out to devices in general, so even though it’s going to take a bit longer at least it’s coming.
Your other option instead of waiting for the update to come to the first version of the Optimus G Pro is update to the G Pro 2, as this device will come with Android Kit Kat running on it right out of the box. It’s a more expensive option than waiting for a software push, but if you’re someone that just doesn’t want to deal with waiting and wouldn’t mind having a newer device, moving to a whole new device altogether with the newest version of the Android OS is one way to go. If you own a G Pro, will you be waiting for the OTA update, loading on a custom ROM, or just updating the G Pro 2 to get your Kit Kat fix?