LG G6 scheduled to receive Android 8.0 Oreo by February, but there's a catch

LG G6 is one of the many flagships that has yet to be updated to the most recent version of Android. Although the South Korean company promised to deliver Android Oreo to the LG G6 as fast as possible, it looks like the update won't make it live until next year.

As some of you probably know by now, LG has already kicked off an Android Oreo beta program for the G6, but it's only available in China. Now we have more information that indicates the Asian version of the LG G6 might be the first to receive the update.

According to LG Customer Service, an Android Ore update for the LG G6 will be released by February, which could mean that those who own the smartphone might get it as early as next month.

However, as mentioned earlier, LG's customer service refers to the H870S model, which is specifically built for the Middle East region. It remains to be seen how long it will take LG to make the update available to other G6 models.


source: XDA Forum

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18 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2253; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Why buy phones that do not allow the users to update to the latest OS?

2. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Perhaps, because said phones do have many other pros which outweighs the con of not being able to freely update to the latest OS...

12. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

in what way are Pixels inferior than LG smartphones?

13. Peacetoall unregistered

pixels have many pixel issues

15. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i mean feature-wise or anything. i just don't agree with "..said phones do have many other pros.." and LG phones have many issues too, it's not covered as much in media just because their phones aren't that popular.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Very few phones provide the latest Android update within a month or two. Rest are similar.

7. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

IMO any phone that doesn’t get updated to the latest software iteration 3 months after the official software release aren’t worth buying!

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, it's difficult to release updates quickly for what is the most advanced mobile OS in the world. I mean there are big changes in it. On top of that they have to make sure it isn't a bug infested nightmare and make sure to take out all the throttling that might have made it into the code.

4. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Samsung experience with 7.0 does more then 8.1 and even future 9, 10 updates.

5. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

Hate me all you want, but phones that don’t get updated 3 months after the official software release aren’t worth buying.

6. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

That's your opinion, bruh... Wouldn't hate you for that. But I personally couldn't care less about fast updates, as long as my handset is still flying high.

9. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

Well thank you for being civil! trust me I have been here long enough to see the amount of hate someone gets just for stating his/her opinion

14. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

(I have been here long enough to see the amount of hate someone gets just for stating his/her opinion) Such is the norm on this website, it shouldn't surprise anyone at this point. Happy New Year!

8. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

So what exactly are you getting with that update that isn't already on your phone besides a new number in the software version number? I just hate the people who just want the newer version just to have the newer version without knowing what the new version is bringing to the table Now if you're talking monthly security update, I agree 100%

10. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

Security updates of course, my brother owns the s7 edge exynos version. His phone still runs on the September security patch for some reason and I know worldwide the s7 has been updated, but for some reason here in UAE only a handful of my friends have received the patch on their device.

17. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

@Tech-shake Actually they are more than anything because it means they have complex and polished functional skins and the update had to be perfected to work flawlessly, to eliminate bugs from stock Android etc.

11. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Well at least Samsung tests its OS before releasing them... i still have my s6 edge and i don't envy those with s7 or s8 at all

18. fastfreddy123

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

im not holding my breath on tmobile i still have 7.0

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