LG’s Optimus G Pro first hit the market back in May 2013, but the South Korean phablet may not get an update to Android 4.4 KitKat until the second quarter of 2014. The news comes from GSMArena, which obtained a screenshot showing a private Twitter conversation between one Optimus G Pro owner and LG’s India division.
A screenshot of a Twitter DM may not be the most reliable source, but we’re not surprised to hear that LG is taking its time pushing out KitKat to the Optimus G Pro. The South Korean company has stalled while issuing Android updates in the past, though LG’s more recent flagship, the G2, is expected to graduate to Android 4.4 by the end of Q1 2014.
It’s unclear exactly how Android 4.4 will alter LG’s software, which offers a heavily modified take on Google’s mobile OS. The phablet will run faster post-update, and the company will probably use the opportunity to update its own software as well. Whenever it does hit, expect a slight delay in the U.S. as it moves through the carrier approval process here. We’ll likely get a better sense of what to expect in LG’s KitKat update when LG unveils the G Pro 2, which is set to launch sometime this month.