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LG G Flex to be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat – skipping Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

News   •   Jan 21, 2014 13:31 GMT

A tipster is saying that the LG devices, including the LG G Flex (LG’s new smartphone with a curved screen), will be updated to Android 4.4 (KitKat). These smartphones will skip Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean).

This tipster was speaking to PhoneArena. According to the site, “Our connected reader has just sent us some information pertaining to LG and the Korean OEM's work on updating its lineup to Android 4.4. According to our tipster, many of LG's devices will be going straight to Android 4.4, skipping right over Android 4.2 and Android 4.3 in most cases. Among the models cited by our source are the LG Optimus F3, LG Optimus F6, LG G Pad 8.3 (including Verizon model), LG G Pro Lite, LG Optimus F7, LG-D315 (unannounced), LG LS740 (rumored to be the successor to the LG Optimus F3), LG Optimus L9 II, LG Optimus Vu II, LG Vu III, and the curvy LG G Flex.”

PhoneArena notes, “If this information pans out, LG has really been working hard, bringing all of these models to Android 4.4. Our tipster made it clear that LG is not bothering with Android 4.3 for any of its devices. He also wanted to point out that the LG Optimus 4X HD will be sticking at Android 4.1.2. That is a model that is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.”

LG is yet to make this official. So treat it like any other rumour for now. We’ll let you know once an official announcement is made.