LG Announces Android 4.4 KitKat Update for Optimus G and Optimus G Pro

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LG Announces Android 4.4 KitKat Update for Optimus G and Optimus G Pro
LG Brazil has confirmed that two of its older Optimus smartphones - the Optimus G and Optimus G Pro - will be receiving the new Android 4.4 KitKat update.

The company revealed the news on the LG Brazil's Facebook page and said [Google Translation], "Android 4.4 KitKat available for Optimus G Pro until the end of July and the Optimus G until the end of August."

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LG Brazil has confirmed that the update for the Optimus G will arrive in August end, in-line with an earlier report that claimed the company's flagship smartphone launched in 2012, will be getting the Android KitKat treatment. Meanwhile, the Optimus G Pro will be getting the update a month earlier in July-end.

Notably, AndroidOS reports that LG has started pushing the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Optimus G Pro in India. The report further suggests that the update is now available in Indonesia as well. The Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Optimus G Pro is reportedly 684MB in size and is available OTA (over-the-air).

We are yet to hear any official word from LG on Android 4.4 KitKat update rollout for the older Optimus smartphones in India. The LG Optimus G and Optimus G Pro smartphones run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean currently, and are some of the few flagship handsets that skipped the Android 4.2 and 4.3 Jelly Bean updates.

Earlier, LG in a similar manner announced the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its LG Optimus L9 II and LG G Pro Lite handsets that would also skip the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS update. The announcement was made on LG Italy's Facebook page in May, which stated that the Android KitKat OS update for LG Optimus L9 II should arrive in the coming weeks, while the LG G Pro Lite smartphone should receive the same update by the end of Q2.

For those unaware, LG ahead of the G2 launch announced that the company was getting rid of the Optimus branding.

Last week, the company announced the global roll-out plans for its 2014 flagship, the LG G3.

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