Android 8.1 Oreo for LG G6 and V30 : Features and Release Date
Recently LG has started the Android 8.0 Oreo beta rollout for V30 devices in South Korea and G6 will receive the update very soon, according to latest reports. After the Android 8.0 Oreo update, the next major update for LG G6 and V30 devices is Android 8.1. Google released the Android 8.1 update on December 5th and started the rollout for Pixel and eligible Nexus devices.
So many LG G6 and V30 users are wondering about when the Android 8.1 update is coming to them. Previously, many reports claimed that the Android 7.1 update will come to G6, but at last LG decided to upgrade G6 from Android 7.0 to Android 8.0. But this time, it appears that the South Korean tech giant will release Android 8.1 update for G6 and V30 devices, as Android 8.1 is a major update including many performance improvements, bug fixes and most importantly, the Neural Network API.
If LG decided to rollout the Android 8.1 update to its latest flagships, then the development of the update would take place in Q1 of 2018. So LG G6 and V30 devices most likely receive the update in Q2 of 2018. As the Oreo rollout starts with the V30 flagship, LG’s Android 8.1 rollout may also start with V30. The official rollout dates will be posted here as soon as LG announced them.
Android 8.1 Oreo Features
Google released the first developer preview of Android 8.1 on October 25th with many awesome features like Neural network API, Bluetooth battery levels, performance improvements, Redesigned Battery section in Settings and so on. According to earlier leaks, the Search Giant started the development of Android 8.1 immediately after the release of Android 8.0.
On November 26th, Google released the Final developer preview with fixed Cheese burger and Emoji and other improvements. The Pixel 2 Visual core chip has been activated by the Android 8.1 Preview 2.
In the consumer release of Android 8.1, Google included several security fixes for the recently discovered vulnerabilities and also 48 additional bug fixes.
With the Neural network API feature, a base layer for neural networks like TensorFlowLite and Caffe 2 has provided. So the machine learning will be enhanced and users can get much advantage from their smartphones. The NNAPI helps in classifying images, predicting user behaviour, giving appropriate responses to a search quary and many more situations where Machine intelligence used.
Bluetooth Battery levels is another useful feature coming with Android 8.1. On the latest iteration of Android, LG G6 and V30 users can view the Bluetooth battery status on Quick Settings toggles without even going into Settings.
Buttery smooth scrolling is another awesome feature of the Android 8.1 update. In this the Search giant implemented extra layer of buffer to make scrolling smooth like butter. The responsiveness of the device may decrease due to smooth scrolling but user experience will be very much improved with buttery smooth scrolling.
We will update this post soon with more details about the Android 8.1 update for LG G6 and V30 flagships.