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LG G Pad 8.3 Getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update in Europe

Update: The LG G Pad 8.3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now available for the US variants of the tablet, as well.

Launched with Jelly Bean on board, the LG G Pad 8.3 is now reportedly getting the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in certain European countries.

The report arrives via Android Central forums where the tablet owners reported that the LG G Pad 8.3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now being made available for download in Europe. For the time being we have the confirmation that the Android 4.4.2 update for LG G Pad 8.3 with build number v50020A is available at least in Norway and the UK.

LG has failed to make an official statement about the update that its now being pushed to the owners of the 8.3-inch tablet, but according to the users who already installed it on their G Pad 8.3 units it arrives with the usual KitKat goodies such as transparent status and nav bars, white status bar icons, cloud printing, immersive mode, full screen album art in lockscreen, and updates for many of LG’s native apps.

The first user who mentioned about the Android 4.4.2 v50020A update for LG G Pad 8.3 said he received it through the LG Support too, therefore the update might not be currently available for OTA download. Anyway, before grabbing the USB cable and check for the update through LG’s PC companion, it’s also worth checking for it manually to see if it’s available OTA as well. You can do it under Settings > About device > Software update > Check now.

Just like any other software update, the new firmware is being rolled out in phases, meaning that some of you might not be able to download it right away. Usually it takes days or weeks for new firmwares to spread on all markets. For the time being, there’s no mention about the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update being rolled out for the US variants of the LG G Pad 8.3.

If you received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on your LG G Pad 8.3, please let other folks now about new features you discovered in the comments section below.


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  • crpr

    Got it in France on Friday last week

  • ShanSe

    Uploading in Serbia. Even though it’s in Swedish 🙂

  • Milis797

    Slovakia today, and the difference, Marián it’s better. I’m on battery 12 hours and all 25%. Screen got brighter I think. Display rotate perfectly. Now I’m actually happy we don’t have GPE in Europe, I love qslide apps.

  • kriss

    I have v50020b

  • A bit disappointed

    I cannot write to SD card… Light sensor is way better than before, maybe it’s even faster, they have some new features, and there is no Knock code, like promised. To sum, I wouldn’t have any complaint except for the inability to write to the SD card.

  • grb_ben

    Received update in South Africa last night. Screen appears to be brighter, not to sure what the other improvements or features there are. The LG skin appears to operate and look the same.

  • Steven Keane

    New Hampshire USA got it!

  • tyygddc

    Received update via OTA- wifi connection in Poland. Now the speakers works better.