Android 8.0 Oreo for LG V20 and G6
Android 8.0 Oreo is the latest flavour of Android from Google, released in August. Currently, most LG V20 and G6 devices are running still on Android 7.0 Nougat. Android Oreo will be the first major update for both these flagships from LG. According to a latest report, the rollout of Android Oreo for LG G6 and V20 is going to start soon.
Previously, we had expected that LG might rollout Android 7.1.1 or 7.1.2 updates for G6 and V20 flagships, but now it seems that LG focuses on Oreo as Android 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 are only minor updates.
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LG may release the Oreo update for the G6 owners in South Korea, their home country earlier than other regions. As the source suggested, LG may begin the initial rollout of Android Oreo for LG G6 in November 2017. The major US carriers may begin the rollout of Android 8.0 for LG G6 in December 2017. In Europe also LG G6 owners might be treated with Android Oreo by the end of this year.
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As LG V series devices are slow regarding to the updates, LG V20 may get the next major Android update in Q1 of 2018. The unlocked V20 devices may receive the Oreo update earlier than the carrier locked devices. The US carriers may rollout the Android 8.0 for V20 in Q2 of 2018.
As LG haven’t announced any specific details about the rollout dates of Oreo so far, we should wait for some time, till LG announces official rollout dates.
Android Oreo Features
Android Oreo is going to bring some exclusive features for LG flagships like Picture in Picture mode, Notification channels, App background restrictions for battery saving and smart text selection. LG may add a few changes to UI to improve user experience. Full changelog of the Android O update will be revealed soon.
The major features of Android Oreo include, Notification channels, PiP mode, support for Multi-Display, Wide colour Gamut, Wi-Fi Aware and so on. According to Google, with Project Treble unveiled with Oreo, the Android updates will speed up and the fragmentation problem might be solved.
After updating to Android Oreo, LG G6 owners may notice an increase in battery drain compared to Nougat. But the drain will be reduced day by day and if the excess battery usage still there even after a few days, users may solve the problem by doing a factory reset which wipes all the data. Backup data before doing any factory reset.
Due to the app background restrictions of Android 8.0, the battery drain will be less in Oreo, indeed. So the Android 8.0 Oreo update improves the battery life of LG G6 and V20 flagships.
Android Oreo constantly displays the notification about the apps running in the background. The persistent notifications about the apps running in the background help users to save battery. The user can close the app running by tapping on the notiification and prevent battery drain.
But some times Android Oreo Persistent notifications seem to be annoying as they clutter the workspace. If some apps like Facebook Messenger or Twilight are running, the persistent notification appears and clutter the user interface. Officially there is no way to prevent the persistent notifications, but there are some apps available in the play store to hide persistent notifications for those users who not wanted them. Google may refine these notifications in the next Android update.