Will Verduzco · Mar 21, 2014 at 03:00 am

KitKat Starting to Roll Out to Korean Variants of the LG Optimus G Pro

Released early Q2 last year, the  is LG’s entry into the phablet world. Rocking a 5.5-inch display, the G Pro dwarfs pretty much all smartphones other than the Galaxy Notes, One Maxes, and Z Ultras in the world. Unfortunately up until now, the device hasn’t received its official dose of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Luckily, this is now starting to change, as a few regional variants of the device are now receiving OTA updates to 4.4.2 KitKat.

News of the update rollout comes courtesy of XDA Forum Member necoritol. As expected, the first markets to receive the update are in LG’s homeland, South Korea. However, this means that currently only the F240 version of the device is seeing the update. Specifically, only the F240S and F240L, as LG is negotiating with carriers regarding updating the F240K. While this means nothing directly for the E988 variant available elsewhere in the world, it is a sign that good things are to come to the device in the (hopefully) near future.

You can learn more about the update in necoritol’s update thread. At this time, the update for the F240 S/L has not yet been captured. However, once it is captured and mirrored, we expect it to be added to the stock firmware repository for the G Pro.

[Many thanks to The_Carb for the heads up!]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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