Android 8.0 Oreo for LG G6, G5, V30 and V20 : Release Date and Features
LG G6 and V30 are the latest flagships from LG running on Android 7.0 Nougat. LG haven’t rolledout even the Android 7.1.1 update and bumped it to Android 8.0 Oreo. So the next big update for the LG flagships is Android 8.0. The South Korean tech giant recently started the rollout of Android 8.0 beta to LG V30 owners in South Korea and the program is endemic to LG’s home country only.
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LG G5 received the Android 7.0 Nougat update in November and December 2016. The V20 flagship arrived in October 2016 with pre-loaded Android 7.0 Nougat and didn’t receive any major Android update except some security patches. So the next big update for last year’s flagship is Android 8.0 Oreo.
LG G6 and G5 Android Oreo Release Dates
Although, LG started the beta rollout of Oreo for V30, there is still no word about the Oreo beta for G6. Most probably, it is because of the older chipset of G6. The Snapdragon 821 chipset powers the G6 flagship and it might be the reason behind the delay of Android 8.0 rollout. Anyway, the G6 flagship will receive the update but the confirmed rollout dates haven’t been revealed yet. Latest news about LG Oreo rollout suggest that the Android 8.0 rollout for G6 might start by the end of December.
LG G5 is being powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset and there is little difference between SD820 and 821 except in clock speed. So the Oreo rollout for G5 might start soon after the rollout for G6. Most likely in January 2018, the initial rollout of Oreo for G5 will begin.
LG V30 and V20 Android 8.0 rollout
The LG V30 flagship owners in South Korea already received an early build of Android Oreo. But the final rollout of Oreo hasn’t begun. Most probably in late-December or early-January, the full rollout of Android Oreo to LG V30 will begin, according to some latest news.
Android 8.0 Oreo might be the first and last Android update for LG V20. The rollout for V20 possibly begin in Q2 of 2018, according to latest estimates. But the rollout dates may later vary due to unforeseen technical issues. So the confirmed rollout dates of Oreo for V20 will be revealed in coming days
What new features coming with Android Oreo update ?
The Android Oreo update for LG flagships will bring many awesome features like PiP (Picture in Picture mode), Notification Dots, App background limits for battery saving and so on. With Picture in Picture mode LG users can watch YouTube or video call at the corner of the screen while chatting or browsing the internet. The Notification Dots feature shows small dots on the corner of the app icons when a new notification arrived and also the notification count will be displayed.
The Android 8.0 update also contains some under the hood improvements like Project Treble for quick updates, revamped Quick Settings and Settings app, boot time improvements, security fixes and bug fixes.