T-Mobile's LG V30 to be updated to Android Oreo in two weeks

According to a tweet disseminated on Friday by T-Mobile's product tester Des, the carrier's version of the LG V30 was supposed to have been updated to Android Oreo this week. However, to quote the tweet, "...the OEM made a booboo and they're spinning a new build." Des went on to say that once T-Mobile receives the new build, it will validate it and push it out to its subscribers sporting the LG V30. He says that this should happen in about two weeks.

Verizon's variant of the LG V30 received Android 8.0 last month, as did the AT&T branded LG V30, and the version of the phone offered by Sprint. Android Oreo includes features like picture-in-picture. This allows users to watch a video on the screen while still multitasking with the app running in the background. With Android Oreo, notification dots will appear on the home screen icons of apps that have unread notifications. After installing Android 8.0 on your LG V30, you'll find a lighter, leaner Settings menu with all of the fat cut out of it. And the update will allow you to snooze notifications by swiping one to the left or right. By default, notifications take a one-hour siesta, but options are available for a 15-minute, 30-minute and two hour snooze.

When the notification appears telling you that your T-Mobile LG V30 has received Android 8.0, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before you do anything. You should also have your battery fully charged before starting the updating process.

source: askdes

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1. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Why is it news? It should have been released with Oreo pre-installed. That it didn't should have been news.

2. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 733; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I completely agree that all of these flagships should have received Oreo months ago, but this phone released almost exactly one month after Oreo came out, so it would be completely unreasonable to expect it ship with it. A month prior to a phone's release, it is completely finished & already in the manufacturing stages, so there's absolutely no way it could have a new OS unless the company had the new build to play with many months prior.

4. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

That's a bad excuse. The OEMs get all the necessary PDK of the new Android months before its official release.

5. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 733; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

What proof do you have of that?

6. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

What proof? That's a well known fact in this industry. And for whatever it's worth, I used to work for one of the OEMs.

7. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 733; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I'm supposed to just take your word for that? Okay.

12. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Yes, you are.

3. rsiders

Posts: 1978; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

So around May for the V20? My goodness. I guess that's better than nothing. Next phone will definitely be Google Pixel 3.

8. Jimzamjimmyy

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

I am just wondering if the european/african/asian v30 is ever going to get oreo. I asked news from British support and they told me: by the end of the year. We will see unofficial oreo before official.

9. fyah_king unregistered

Thank goodness, I got my pixel 2 xl last week.:)

10. threeline

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

The V30 absolutely sucks. I will never own a LG again.

11. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 733; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

What don't you like about it? I've never used it, but everything I've heard & seen about it seem to suggest that it's a solid phone.

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