LG to skip Android 4.3 and move to Android 4.4 for some smartphones

David Parker January 19, 2014 0

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LG is planning a software update for some of its existing lineup. To our surprise, unlike other manufacturers, this update is going to be the latest one that Google offers. It seems that LG has planned a different roadmap for its devices, which is going to be totally different than that revealed by Sony, HTC or Samsung.

Google Galaxy Nexus Won’t Be Getting the Android 4.4 KitKat Update?

According to LG’s plan, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will not be favored for its existing devices. Company is skipping the Android 4.3 update and directly planning to offer the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update to the users, according to PhoneArena.

The report says, LG and the Korean OEM are working on updating the existing lineup to Android 4.4 KitKat. This means that the company is skipping Android 4.3 and Android 4.2 update in most cases.

Phones that would be getting the update include LG Optimus F3, LG Optimus F6, LG G Pad 8.3 (including Verizon model), LG G Pro Lite, LG Optimus F7, LG Optimus L9 II, LG Optimus Vu II and LG Vu III. A couple of unannounced devices including LG-D315 and LG LS740, which is rumored to be the successor to the LG Optimus F3 will also get Android 4.4 update.

If the information turns out to be true, then LG would be the first manufacturer to power majority of its devices with Android 4.4 KitKat. It can be predicted that LG is working very hard to bring all these models to Android 4.4.

The tipster at PhoneArena has already made it clear that LG is not considering Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for any of these phones. Additionally, there will be only one phone that will be running on the older version of Android because of its processor compatibility issue. LG Optimus 4X HD, powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 processor will be running Android 4.1.2.

If the above information is true, it’s time for the users to rejoice. There is no official hearing from LG, so we don’t know when this update will roll out.

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