The two year old LG Optimus G may have been long forgotten by long but LG isn’t yet giving up on supporting it with new software releases. The Optimus G, the device which served as basis for Google’s Nexus 4 was left behind with a ageing Android version until it somehow got bumped to Android 4.4.2 KitKat in its home country months ago.
From the looks of it, LG is apparently looking forward to distribute the update on a global scale and India is first on the list. It appears that LG kept its promise to update its former flagship, it may however be the end of line for the LG Optimus G given its age and it’ll probably end up with KitKat as its last update.
The new bits are currently seeding in India via OTA, the firmware is sized at around 500MB and brings several changes such as a revamped File Manager, a newer build of the Music app and Q Translator. System icons were also given a fresh look.
The update can also be flashed with LG’s support software but you’ll be downloading a whole new firmware weighing 1GB instead of the smaller OTA update.