According to a posting on SFR France website, the LG Optimus G Android 4.4 KitKat update is currently under testing and it will be released to users soon. According to the same carrier, the Android 4.4 update for LG Optimus G will most likely be released this month.
French carrier SFR is known for its leaks and teased Android update schedules, but some of the time their predictions are not exactly spot on. Anyway, this time they provided a screen shot of the About Phone menu, showing an Android 4.4.2 build running on an LG Optimus G, which gives a bit more credibility to the report. They even note that the version running on the terminal is a test build.
Even though there’s no changelog for the LG Optimus G Android 4.4.2 update, expect the new software to arrive with the usual KitKat goodies such as transparent status and nav bars, white status bar icons, cloud printing, color emoji support, new Location menu, full screen album art in the lock screen, or immersive mode, along with tweaks for LG’s proprietary skin and Knock On.
As usual, the new software update will be rolled out in phases, meaning that the ETA may vary depending on your carrier or location. As you may know, once your LG Optimus G becomes eligible to receive the new software update you should be able to see a system update message in the notification bar. Tap on it, then follow the on-screen instructions. If the system update notification failed to show up, you would also want to check for the update manually under Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for software updates.
It’s nice to see that LG will provide Android 4.4 support for their Optimus G, especially that the smartphone is almost two years old.