LG's Software Update Center hopes to speed up Android updates

LG's Software Update Center hopes to speed up Android updates
At its R&D campus in South Korea, LG has opened today the Software Upgrade Center which was built so that the manufacturer can start "providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates." Android users have had to cope with a system that tries to deal with so many different manufacturers and models, that as of February (the last data available), Android 8.0 and 8.1 together could be found on just .11% of active Android handsets.

The first update to be handled by the Software Upgrade Center will result in Android Oreo being pushed out to LG's current flagship, the LG G6, later this month beginning in Korea. LG's goal is to come up with some kind of competitive advantage that it can use against Samsung's flagship phones, which have been outselling LG's top-of-the-line Android handsets for years. The manufacturer says that the Software Update Center will will help consumers to have a consistent user experience with their LG devices by continuously testing the compatibility between software and hardware after updates.

Will LG be able to pull this off? And even if it does expedite the updating process, would it be enough to get consumers to buy LG's flagship phones instead of the competitions' models? While we might not know the definitive answers to those questions for some time, LG believes that its Software Upgrade Center will make enough of a difference to entice Android buyers to give LG handsets a try.

source: LG



1. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i currently use v30 from tmobile and it still has not received oreo update yet.

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1520; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I have unclocked UK version of V30+ and no Oreo yet. Sadly my Sony WH-1000XM2 have arrived and I have to use AptX HD instead of LDAC. LG app support is ok, good even, but OS support lacks big time.

15. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

That sounds like a carrier issue. I've had Oreo on mine since March 9th (Verizon).

2. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

Nice move from LG. Hopefully this along with project treble help speed up their update mechanism.

4. fyah_king unregistered

Mushrooms G5, G6 and V20 still has no Oreo.

10. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

The European V30 doesn't have it as well.

6. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Android 7.0 with the January security patch on my unlocked European G6. This is ridiculous.

7. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Good Job LG.

8. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Good news

9. Valinor

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Why are people saying goodjob.... its freaking 2018.... there is no more excuse for slow updates. These kind of messages are nothing more than damage control. "We need more pr, lets tell them we created a new division only for updates. It will make us look good." A year from now you'll realise that nothing is changed.

11. gsengillo

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

LG use to be fantastic with OS updates. My LG G3 get a ton of updates that I never thought I would get. Same with my LG g4.

12. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Wish they would have done this years ago but better late than never.

13. robinakilt

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Now if they could work with Verizon to get long overdue Android Wear 2.0 update to the LG Urbane 2nd edition watch. I stopped buying LG phones because they abandon their products way too soon for updates. You want top dollar fine, then support the product for at least two years.

14. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I won't hold my breath, but I hope their division is successful.

16. Costim

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

Yeah...how about they start with Lg V20

17. dome888

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

i think this is only a ploy to attract buyers because LG mobile division is sinking fast.

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