LG G6 is officially getting Android Oreo starting Monday, G5 and V20 to follow

LG G6 is officially getting Android Oreo starting Monday, G5 and V20 to follow
LG just announced that its G6 smartphone - an ex-flagship launched in August 2017 - is finally getting an official Android 8 Oreo update. More exactly, the update will be rolled out starting Monday, April 30, first to G6 units in South Korea, LG's home country. This will be the inaugural update released through LG's new Software Upgrade Center (opened a couple of weeks back).

At this time, there is no word on exactly when LG G6 units in the US and other markets will receive Android Oreo. However, we're fairly certain it won't be long now, and we hope US carriers are not going to take their sweet time to test and approve the update.

Android 8 Oreo will bring an enhanced interface, picture-in-picture mode, improved speed, better battery life, and improved stability to the LG G6. Besides that, the update may also include some of the AI (Artificial Intelligence) features that recently debuted on the LG V30s ThinQ.  

After updating the G6, LG says it'll bring Android Oreo to its G5 and V20 smartphones (both released in 2016). Further details on this will be announced at a later date. 

source: LG (translated)

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14 Comments

1. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

wow I didnt know LG reminds G5 Seems like software upgrade center does job

8. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Well, it was only 1 year old when Oreo got released, so...

14. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

LG G5 uses the same Chip (SD 820) as LG V20 so that isn't much a surprise for me.

2. T-Dizzle

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I won't hold my breath for AT&T to offer the update timely.

3. btbotimtim

Posts: 271; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

tmobile v30 is still waiting for oreo update

4. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Wow, seriously? It's surprise me that it took them so long for to update the last year flagship device.

5. surethom

Posts: 1618; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Wow lg is quicker than Samsung. Still no sign of s7 getting update.

6. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Still S7 was a 2 year back device, S8 are the competitor of G6, which they already got the Oreo update 1 to 2 month ago.

7. attinderkahlon

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 27, 2018

Still waiting for oreo update on LG v30+ unlocked in australia. I made a mistake buying LG, Never gonna repeat it.

10. japkoslav

Posts: 1447; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I was waiting as well, you probably have HK model as I have. Bought in the UK - Honk Kong version. Just go to XDA and flash Europe 8.0 firmware as I did.https://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-v30/development/h930-lg-v30-european-market-h930-t3779076/ BTW: Update even adds FM radio :-D Not that I use it, but I find it funny what can an update bring.

13. attinderkahlon

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 27, 2018

I have Australian model, h930ds. Can't even unlock bootloader or root

9. Sparkxster

Posts: 1186; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

LG software upgrade center is on the ball!

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1447; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

It certainly is not, since they just opened it.

12. rsiders

Posts: 1889; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yay we'll get it before Android P is available!!!! Do you feel my excitement?lol It's a mess.

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