Re: LG Optimus G Android 4.4 KitKat Update in Estonia

LG Optimus G

Android updates have always been a hot topic for Android owners and readers,  so when we wrote about the LG Optimus G updated with Android 4.4 KitKat, it caused a stir in the Android community.   One of our readers actually was kind enough to point out some more details that came from this story:

After reading your LG Optimus G Scores Android 4.4 KitKat Update Already… In Estonia article, I would like to share more information regarding the update.

The original story came from the XDA forum, specifically from a forum contributor, who happens to be an Estonian Elisa customer. Below is an update to the story.

Firstly, it turns out that Elisa customers can send in their Optimus G either to the service center, or to an Elisa outlet (which will eventually still send it to the service center). From the service center, the phones will be sent to Lithuania to be flashed with the KitKat update.

Secondly, other Estonian carriers are reportedly doing the same as Elisa, perhaps the update isn’t tied only to Elisa customers.

I believe that the reason for LG only releasing the update (via such a complicated method) is to do some “beta testing”. This is a common practice from Android OEMs, releasing the update to a small group of people and based on their experiences, finally deciding if the update goes to the rest of the world.

In the meantime, our fellow forum contributor has plans to send in his device for the update, and we wish him luck and gratitude for his efficient reporting of the situation in Estonia.

I hope that you will be able to put in these information into your article as I believe this will clarify certain doubts that readers of your site may have. Thank you.