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Granted, the handset packs an outdated Snapdragon 820 processor, but don’t think for a second that means it’ll operate sluggishly, especially after sprinkling some Oreos on top of the smooth user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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V20
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(14.17h talk time)

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7 Comments

1. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

It is still very much a flagship phone and SD820 is definitely very fast. I have the global version and I am still waiting for Oreo. I honestly do not understand LG's problem.

4. RadKrish

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Reply from LG: Oh sorry, But please wait little bit more for Oreo meanwhile we will sell some G7 and V40. Thanks for your patience.

2. painnpanic

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I have to admit there isn't a phone out there that I would trade my V20 for right now.

3. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Same here. Nothing since has excited me in the least. Just seems like everyone's going to half-assed Apple clones instead of being anything different.

7. DrPollyFranz

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Regarding OREO...Where is the "auto enable wifi?" How can I customize the position of my navigation bar? If I'm just being stupid and you know a way to resolve these PLEASE let me know. If it requires an applet me know because I have yet to find a "customize navigation bar" app that doesn't suck as well. Thanks

6. DrPollyFranz

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Regarding OREO...Where is the "auto enable wifi?" How can I customize the position of my navigation bar? If I'm just being stupid and you know a way to resolve these PLEASE let me know. If it requires an applet me know because I have yet to find a "customize navigation bar" app that doesn't suck as well. Thanks

5. DrPollyFranz

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Oreo on a Verizon LG V20? Hate it. Where is the "auto enable wifi?" Not to be found. How can I customize the position of my navigation bar? Sorry you can't. If I'm just being stupid and you know a way to resolve these PLEASE let me know. I have yet to find a "customize navigation bar" app that doesn't suck @zz.

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