Optimus G

French carrier SFR has confirmed 4.4.2 update

Remember the LG Optimus G? It was pretty much the Nexus 4 on the component side, but came with a better camera and an LG-flavored operating system. Right now, it's sitting pretty on Android 4.1 for users who haven't abandoned all hope and went the custom ROM route. But all that could be changing.

French carrier SFR has announced the Android 4.4.2 update for the Optimus G coming sometime later this summer. We don't know what — if anything — that will mean for other carriers here in the states and abroad, but it is an inkling of hope.

The Optimus G would probably run KitKat very well. It would be nice to see it get one more big update before LG forgets about it. Let's hope this pans out, and other carriers take LG to task on it.

Source: SFR. Thanks, Adrian!

 
There are 31 comments

s2weden2000 says:

That's right!

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

Go LG!

ಠ益ಠ

birdman_38 says:

If it improves the battery life on that power sucker, bring it on

Dangertrek says:

Wow! If this happens to my Rogers branded Optimus G...then I'll be eating crow! (See what I said about this very topic a year ago)

I actually just ordered an AT&T Optimus G from eBay for $249 (Brand New) and the slight chance that the AT&T variant might get it has me pretty happy :)

DWR_31 says:

GS3 or Optimus G.
I chose the GS3.
GS4 or LG G2.
I chose the LG G2.

GS5 or LG G3?

I'm looking for true Premium quality.

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vertebra says:

You got it backwards. The Optimus G was better than the S3 and the S4 over Optimus G Pro. The next phone you should be anticipating is the Note 4 not the G3.

Well, the Optimus G Pro was more a competitor for the Note 2 as the S4 came out the following year.

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vertebra says:

You just bought the AT&T version? That was the worst one. AT&T took the beautiful international version that all the carriers got and mucked it up! -Sitting in my car which is better than yours, on my driveway to my house that is better than yours, on my phone that is much better than yours! :)

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The only difference is the camera. So not sure how AT&T messed it up. Everything else is the same. The AT&T version actually has the SD card slot as to where the Sprint version does not.

vertebra says:

If I can remember correctly. It was wider, thicker and could not use the awesome global bumper case.

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It was slightly more wide but it was actually thinner. Only by .1 of a mm though Lol 8.5mm vs 8.4mm. Wonder why the AT&T model was wider though. It's pretty odd.

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diztronic makes a perfect cheap bumper case for the att version.

nah. ATT version is very good, actually. card slot wins it. 8mp camera takes better photos than the 13mp version.

DWR_31 says:

Sprint Optimus G = no Google Wallet
Sprint GSIII = Google Wallet

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vertebra says:

You chose your phone due to Google wallet availability? Where do you even use it and how often?

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grydlok says:

So the Optimus G getting the update but the Optimus G pro future is cloudy

The Optimus G Pro has already been confirmed to be getting the update. I think the Korean variant is already getting it.

The LG Optimus G Pro is going to be updated to KitKat 4.4 check my link down below!!

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grydlok says:

LG has been saying that for months. All these leaks and no firm information. .

Yep the LG Optimus G Pro will be getting its taste of KitKat really soon!!!!! http://www.androidpit.com/lg-to-start-rolling-out-kitkat-to-optimus-g-pro

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So will the LG Optimus G!!!!!! http://m.gsmarena.com/lg_optimus_g_will_get_android_kitkat_in_summer-new...

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This is exactly why I will not buy anything LG unless it's a Nexus device. They are always late and spotty with upgrades.

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erwaso says:

Cool. Except I'd rather keep root and have a working SD card access

bleached says:

Anyone who cared should have been running Kit Kat a long time ago on this device.

vertebra says:

Every single KitKat rom has its issues.

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kalo88 says:

So what I'm hearing is, LG hasn't updated their 2012 flagship with even one version of Android...If lucky you may see one before its dropped. Such great support

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erwaso says:

It was updated last April, just not kit kat

Amir47 says:

from 4.0.3 to 4.1

vertebra says:

4.12

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Still looking for my KitKat update for my Sprint G2!!!! Where the hell is it?!?! ugh! I absolutely LOVE the phone, but what the hell?!