Rumor has it that Google will announce Android 4.4 KitKat later this month on October 14. As usual the first devices that will receive the new firmware update will be the members of the Nexus tribe, but it looks like last year’s LG Optimus G will also be among the first smartphones to be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat.
On October 1st the folks at FrAndroid.com (French) were the first to report that the Optimus G will get the Android 4.4 KitKat after they received the confirmation from LG Electronics France. Well, reddit user FFfurkandeger wanted to make further enquirers on the matter and asked LG Electronics France the same question on their official Facebook page . Surprisingly enough he received the same answer which might indicate that LG’s 2012 flagship will receive the update this October.
Is this one of the perks of being the Nexus manufacturer or just a misunderstanding? Personally, I would go for the second option.
LG Electronic’s response translates into “Hello, an update to the Android 4.4 version is scheduled for this October. You can find it on the manufacturer’s website. Have a nice day.” Notice how the LG representative is just saying that Android will be updated to 4.4, not the Optimus G, instructing FFfurkandeger to check the website, which could imply that he/she isn’t referring to the smartphone itself, and is just referring to AOSP being updated.
On the other hand, the LG France’s reply in the initial news report is indeed referring specifically to the Optimus G. Thoughts?
I remind you that the LG Optimus G was announced in August 2012 and it was the smartphone whose hardware platform was chosen to underpin the Nexus 4. The handset packs a 4.7-inch a True HD-IPS + LCD display, 2 GB of RAM, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 32 GB of internal storage, and 8/13 MP camera (market dependent).