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LG Optimus F6 leaps from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to board 4.4 KitKat bandwagon

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LG Optimus F6Now that pretty much all of LG’s relatively new mid to high-end gadgets, Optimus G and G Pro included, are on Android’s freshest, sweetest flavor, 4.4 KitKat, it’s time the Korea-based device manufacturer started spreading the love to humbler, older members of the Optimus line.

Well, technically, Optimus G’s KK rollout has barely begun on the old continent and is yet to make its way to North American shores. But that means the update is essentially out of LG’s hands, so it makes sense they turn their attention to the Optimus F6.

Yes, the modest, cheapo F6 that MetroPCS charges $99.99 for and T-Mobile sells at $110. The dual-core, 1 GB RAM-packing 4.5 incher with a lousy 4 GB of built-in storage space. The handheld launched with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-loaded and stuck on the aging JB port all this time as LG prepped a swifter move to 4.4.

That was clearly the right choice, although T-Mo and Metro users of the budget champion shouldn’t get their hopes up just yet. For the time being, only a handful of European markets seem to be on Optimus F6’s KitKat tour, with extra countries likely following in a second wave in a matter of weeks. A couple of months, worst case scenario.

Since reports of the over-the-air rollout are only starting to come in, the precise changelog, with all the specific tweaks and enhancements, remains a mistery. But Project Svelte performance improvements are coming, and so is LG’s KnockON feature, so prepare to be dazzled.

Via [LG HD Blog Italy]

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  • http://Wenie Rusteeze

    LG F6 owner in West coast USA, No update.

  • Bryan

    no update in Florida u.s.a. as of November 22, 2014