Models Pose with New 'Optimus G' Smartphones, Made by LG Electronics Inc, in Seoul
Models pose with new ''Optimus G'' smartphones, made by LG Electronics Inc, in Seoul, September 18, 2012.Reuters/Lee Jae-Won/Files

LG has reportedly rolled out the Android v4.4.2 KitKat update to the company's 2013 flagship phablet Optimus G Pro in select Asian markets including India.

The new update (684MB) has been made available via OTA (Over-The-Air) in India, as well as Indonesia, reported AndroidOS.

The device's owners can check for the update in the setting options;

Go to Settings >> About Tablet >> Software update

As of now, the company is yet to release the official change-log of the Android KitKat OS but, according to firmware update released to LG G2 (in March), Optimus G Pro users can expect enhanced security features and improvements in processing speed, battery efficiency, wireless printing options and many more.

In related news, the Brazil arm of LG has confirmed (via official Facebook page) that the company also plans to release the KitKat update to the 2012 flagship smartphone Optimus G by August end.

Brief description of Android v4.4 KitKat OS update features:

Location Menu:  This integrated location menu enables users easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, while simultaneously keeping a tab on the battery consumption by the location service based apps.

Enhanced Google Mobile Service (GMS) apps: This application helps user to automatically back-up photos and video clips. He/she also can create, view, share rename Google Docs and files.

Improved Caller-ID: If a user receives a call from unknown number, the phone will look for matches on the net with local listings via Google Maps.

Priority Contacts: The new OS empowers the phone to automatically prioritize contact list for easy access, based on the frequency of the peoples' contacts to which users' talk.

Immersive display: To enhancethe entertainment factor, the new OS comes with immersive mode, where the status bar and navigation buttons disappear in to the back ground while you play music, games and read e-books. Users can just swipe the edge of the screen to bring backtheutility buttons.

Enhanced Message grouping: Google has brought in some improvements to the new Hangouts app; now, users can find all their text SMSs and MMSs, audio and video call details all at one place. He/She can also share location and send animated GIFs.

Emoji Characters:  Initially users had to install third party app to use colorful characters in their SMS. Now, with KitKat update, the keypad comes pre-loaded with native Japanese Emoji emotion icons.

NFC and Wireless Printing: Google's new OS comes with a new Quickoffice app where-in people can create and store word documents in cloud storage as well as print files wirelessly on NFC-enabled HP printers.

Multi-tasking:  with efficient memory management, users can multi-task by opening multiple applications; Listen to music while you can browse through the net.

Performance: Like all software updates, the new KitKat enhances smartphone's performance as well as efficient RAM management, leading to increase in battery

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