As of 2015, firmware updates for a LG 440g phone are available on the Product Support section of the LG website. LG firmware updates include software and USB driver updates and installations.
Firmware is software or other sets of instructions that are programmed on a device that help it communicate with other hardware. Firmware updates generally applies to hardware, such as optical drives, network cards, cameras and scanners. It is usually embedded in the flash ROM of a device. Firmware updates are generally temporary, subsequently updated with newer firmware. Although not always necessary, many device manufacturers regularly update its hardware to remain compatible when new media becomes available.