LG Optimus G

No European KitKat update for LG Optimus G

LG Estonia has apologised after mistakenly announcing that an update to Android 4.4 KitKat was available for the LG Optimus G. News of the update quickly spread across the internet, with many LG Optimus G owners hoping that it would quickly spread across Europe, before being made available to the rest of the world.

The original announcement, which was made on LG Estonia’s Facebook page, has now been deleted. The update was said to initially be available exclusively on Elisa, the Finnish-owned company which is the second largest mobile network in Estonia.

As spotted by the XDA Developers forum user Sorin90, LG Estonia have posted a further update on the Facebook page, offering their apologies:

Dear followers

We must deeply apologise for giving out false information. Apparently there has been some misunderstanding and the news about 4.4 update availability for [the] LG Optimus G has unfortunately turned out to be false information.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience it might have caused.

LG Electronics Estonia

In fairness to LG Estonia, they have moved relatively quickly to own up to their mistake and have even been responding to some users in English on their Facebook page, after their original announcement was reported around the globe.

The news initially raised eyebrows as the LG Optimus G is over a year old, and even the flagship LG G2 handset is still awaiting a KitKat update.

An update to KitKat would have been a big jump for the LG Optimus G, with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean being the last official release for the phone .