Surprise: Verizon starts sending Android 9.0 Pie update to the LG G6

Surprise: Verizon starts sending Android 9.0 Pie update to the LG G6
We don't talk much about the LG G6 anymore and you probably don't think very often about this early 2017-released phone packing a Snapdragon 821 processor that was basically outdated right out of the box. But as it turns out, Verizon hasn't completely forgotten the 5.7-inch handset that actually earned pretty great reviews back in the day and that you can now buy for as little as $100 in excellent working condition from various top-rated eBay sellers.

Big Red is the first US carrier to hook up G6 owners with official Android 9.0 Pie goodies, as reported by multiple happy Redditors over the last 24 hours and confirmed on the wireless service provider's own support webpage. The truly surprising and unusual thing about this rollout is that it's happening at the exact same time that the phone is being treated to a Pie-flavored OS makeover across Europe.

That's quite the achievement on Verizon's part, although when it comes to LG, we're afraid we don't have similar words of praise. That's because the G6 was commercially released at the same time as Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+, which began receiving stable Android 9.0 updates way back in February on the old continent, followed by US carrier rollouts over the next couple of months.

That's some horrible software support on the part of a device manufacturer that made big promises just last year. Of course, all's well that ends well, although there's no word on exactly when will Verizon be followed by other US mobile network operators on the Android Pie bandwagon as far as the LG G6 is concerned. You may not want to hold your breath on Sprint, where the much newer G7 ThinQ and V40 ThinQ are still bizarrely running Oreo.


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