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LG V20 receives belated Android Oreo update on Verizon

LG V20 receives belated Android Oreo update on Verizon
While iOS 12 has just begun rolling out for iPhones as old and modest as the 5s, 6, and SE, the world’s first device to run Android 7.0 Nougat out the box back in 2016 is now getting its over-the-air Oreo update on America’s largest wireless network.

That’s not a typo, mind you, as the LG V20 is barely moving up to Android version 8.0, which Google originally released more than a year ago. Obviously, this horrible delay is largely LG’s fault (and partly Verizon’s, too), although Google has to take some responsibility for Oreo’s horrendous distribution numbers as well.

Of course, it’s better to receive a massive software goodie pack like this one late than never, with Verizon finally following in Sprint and AT&T’s footsteps today while LG G5 owners on all four major US carriers continue playing the waiting game.

The LG V20 is obviously no longer available for purchase from Big Red, which makes us kind of sad. The 2016 powerhouse still looks... pretty special, with a super-high-res main 5.7-inch display and tiny “Second Screen” for important notifications, quick access to contacts, shortcuts, and app switching.

Granted, the handset packs an outdated Snapdragon 820 processor, but don’t think for a second that means it’ll operate sluggishly, especially after sprinkling some Oreos on top of the smooth user interface.

Verizon customers should know this update is quite large, requiring plenty of free storage space and a steady Wi-Fi connection, as it looks to improve everything from general system speed to multitasking, security, and accessibility. Speaking of security, the 2GB or so software enhancement package also contains Google’s essential August patches. Is a celebration in order or is it far too late for any of that?

source: Verizon

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