LG has finally release Android 4.4 KitKat for its G Pad 8.3 tablet. The update is now seeding and it brings the company’s latest features to device. However, no changelog has been issued as yet, so we can’t confirm for now what improvements and fixes the new firmware tags along. Nonetheless, owners of the slate should be happy knowing that they’re receiving a major upgrade which has been long overdue.
The LG G Pad 8.3 made its debut with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and no update to version 4.3 was issued. So the latest firmware skips directly to KitKat. The Google Play Edition of the tablet has already been treated to version 4.4.2. According to Android Central, the update is currently being rolled out in the US and across Europe.
Additionally, the company is making it available through the LG PC Suite software, while some have reportedly received the update over the air. It’s only a matter of time before the firmware is seeded across the globe. What we’re yet to confirm is whether the carrier models in the US are being updated as well.
Before you grab the update, let’s warn you that your microSD card won’t function the same as before. Third-party applications will basically lose their read and write capabilities to removable storages and they will only be able to write to locations created specifically by them. This has affected many apps and users have also started to demand that Google should revert the changes.
The bottom line here is that you should think how this will affect your apps and whether upgrading your LG G Pad 8.3 to Android KitKat is a feasible option.