Estonian LG Optimus G Updated To Android 4.4 KitKat [Update]


UPDATE: LG has since released a statement to confirm that is has not released Android 4.4 KitKat for the Optimus G.

LG is in the throes of pushing out the much-anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat over-the-air update to all Optimus G devices in Taiwan. The upgrade brings Android’s latest operating system, coupled with a truckload of bug fixes, speed enhancements and stability improvements.

The Optimus G was announced back in August, 2012, and went on sale to the public later in November that year. The handset packs a gorgeous 4.7-inch true HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels, a Qualcomm MDM9615 chipset powered by four 1.5GHz Krait CPU’s, an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a non-removable 2,100 mAh Li-Po battery.

Android 4.4 brings a completely redesigned multitasking system which optimizes memory usage in every major component, thus meaning that users can run more of their favourite apps and switch between them faster than ever before.

Furthermore, the latest version of the operating system takes caller ID to a whole new level. When users receive a call from a telephone number that’s not in their contacts, their phone will automatically search Google’s databases to look for matches from businesses with a local listing from Google Maps.

Once the update has been pushed out in Estonia, we presume that it will start its rollout in Europe, and will move to the U.S. after AT&T makes some minor tweaks to the firmware and gives it the green light.

If you’re in Estonia and have not yet received the OTA update, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade.