LG V30 receives official Android 9.0 Pie update on its second big US carrier

LG V30 receives official Android 9.0 Pie update on its second big US carrier
There was a time, not so long ago, when LG's high-end smartphones earned just as solid reviews as their direct Samsung rivals, but sadly, the company continues to cripple the long-term appeal of its best Android handsets by delivering major software updates painfully late.

Case in point, the LG V30 that barely started receiving Pie-flavored goodies a couple of months ago across a number of European markets. This is a fairly outdated device that saw daylight back in the fall of 2017 with Snapdragon 835 processing power and a beautiful 6-inch OLED display sporting razor-thin bezels. We obviously wouldn't recommend you buy the phone nowadays... unless you can get it at a truly irresistible price from a highly trusted seller, but something tells us there are still many people around the world rocking V30 units purchased in 2017 and 2018.

After all, this bad boy was widely praised back in the day for its premium build quality, excellent overall performance, stellar battery life, and proficient camera. Well, if you're among those who appreciated these attributes and went for either a Verizon or AT&T-specific variant, you should finally be able to have a taste of Android 9.0 Pie. 

The latter carrier is reportedly following in Big Red's footsteps, sending out an over-the-air update as we speak that also includes September security patches. Interestingly, AT&T has yet to bring Android 9.0 tweaks and enhancements to the newer LG G7 ThinQ, focusing first on V-series devices with OS makeovers for the V40 ThinQ, V35 ThinQ, and now V30.

While you could definitely argue that all's well when ends well for LG V30 owners, seeing the Galaxy Note 8 that Samsung also released back in the fall of 2017 upgraded to Android Pie months in advance on all major US carriers has to sting.

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  • Display 6.0 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie LG UX UI


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