LG G6 Android 8.0 Oreo Release Date
Android 8.0 Oreo is the upcoming major update for the LG G6 flagship. Currently, most LG G6 devices running on Android 7.0 Nougat, although some tech geeks have started to play with the LineageOS 15 alpha (based on Oreo) which is previously known as CyanogenMod. But the official updates are safe and stable most of the times and obviously don’t void warranty. So it is worth waiting for the official Oreo update to be released by LG for G6 flagship. Android Oreo will bring many performance and battery life improvements along with some awesome new features to LG G6.
Till now, the South Korean tech giant haven’t announced any specific details about the Android Oreo update. However, some insiders tip that LG already started building the Oreo update for its flagship devices. Perhaps in a few days LG will release the Android 8.0 update to its flagships.
Based on the history of LG Android updates, we can intelligently predict the rollout dates of Android Oreo for the LG’s latest flagship.
The unlocked LG G6 devices may receive the Android Oreo update in late November or December in the best case scenario. If any delay is there due to any technical issues, the rollout may begin in January 2018.
Most likely, the major US Carriers will begin the Android rollout for LG G6 devices in early 2018. Other carriers also probably start the rollout of Android Oreo to G6 in Q1 of 2018.
The LG G6 users can download the update from the update notification or by checking for updates manually. Users can check manually for updates by going into Settings > General > About phone > Update centre > System update > Check for update. We recommend users to charge the battery atleast upto 80% and connect to a good Wi-Fi or Mobile network before downloading the update as the update will be huge in size.
Previously, the unlocked LG G5 devices in the US were updated to Nougat in May 2017 and the carrier locked devices in the US received the update in Q1 of 2017.
Europe LG G6 Oreo Release Dates
Previously, the predecessor of LG G6 got the Android 7.0 Nougat update in December 2016 in Europe. Both unlocked and carrier locked editions of G5 started receiving the update in early December. Based on the Nougat rollout, we can easily predict when will the Oreo update spread to Europe.
The unlocked editions of G6 in Europe might receive the Oreo update in late November or early December. Perhaps the carriers like Vodafone UK, O2, EE will start the rollout in mid-December. Users can download the update through LG Bridge or OTA methods.
LG G6 sports 5.7 inch LCD Display with QHD resolution and released in February 2017. The flagship is powered by Snapdragon 821 SoC and boasts 4GB Ram. It contains Dual 13MP Primary Camera sensors and 5MP Secondary Camera.
Also Read : Android Oreo Beta rollout starts for LG V30
Android 8.0 Oreo update Features
LG hasn’t announced the changelog of Android 8.0 update but we can expect based on the stock Android Oreo Features. Google packed the latest flavour of Android with many awesome features like Picture in Picture mode, Notification Dots, Notification channels with Snooze option, Wi-Fi Aware and so on. Due to some improvements in Cache Management, app launch times are reduced and boot times are also improved.
1. Notification Dots
This is one of the awesome features of Android Oreo which is already available to iPhone users. With the Notification Dots feature, on LG G6 users can easily check required notifications. When a notification arrived for an app, a small dot appears on the Icon of the App through which user can view the details of the Notification briefly. From this user can view Notification or go to the App.
With the Notification Dots feature of the Oreo update, LG G6 users can also preview new messages arrived in Messaging apps like Whatsapp directly from the home screen without reaching for Statusbar. The notification count also appear on the notification badge which helps to count incoming messages. Google may improve this feature in the Android P 9.0 further.
2. Improved Multi-Window
Google brought the remarkable Multi-Window feature with Android 7.0 Nougat in 2016. Now with Android 8.0 Oreo, the Search Giant refined the Multi-Window feature with the addition of Picture in Picture Mode. With PiP mode, multi-tasking while watching videos becomes more easy.
LG G6 users can watch any YouTube Video or make video call through Google Duo or Whatsapp on the corner of the screen while browsing the web or chatting in the remaining screen real estate. Users can drag the PiP window to any corner of the screen and also use controls to pause, play and close the video. So productivity will be improved and the multi-tasking experience will become much better by the Picture in Picture feature. More details about the PiP feature of Android Oreo will be revealed in coming days.
We will update this post soon with more details about the Oreo update for LG G6.
Update on 27/11/2017 :
After started receiving the applications for Android Oreo beta earlier this month, LG started the Beta rollout for LG V30 today in its home country. According to to Phonearena, LG V30+ users also receiving the beta version of Oreo along with V30 users. The size of the Oreo Beta is about 1.2 GB and contains some security patches and other fixes too.
The next flagship to receive the Oreo beta will be LG G6, according to tech analysts. So we will see the final rollout of Android 8.0 for LG V30, V30+ and G6 very soon, if the beta testing completed without any issues. More details about the LG Oreo rollout will be revealed soon.
Update on 12/1/2018 :
According to a famous Chinese forum Gfan, LG started the beta testing of Android Oreo for G6 in China, two weeks ago. A user uploaded the screen shots of LG G6 running on Android 8.0 to the forum. The user says that overall performance has increased and battery life also refined after updating to Android 8.0. Currently it seems that the devices with following model numbers are receiving the update : LGM-G600L, LGM-G600LR, LGM-G600LP, LGM-G600K, LGM-G600KR, LGM-G600KP, LGM-G600S, LGM-G600SR, and LGM-G600SP. Below is a screenshot from G6 running on Oreo :
In the US and European regions, LG may not rollout a beta and go with full rollout in coming months. According to some rumours, LG G6 will receive the final Android 8.0 update in late-February.
Update on 20/1/2018 :
After beginning the rollout of Android Oreo for V30 in South Korea, the beta testing has began in the US. About 5 days back, a limited number of LG V30 users in the US, received the Android 8.0 Beta.
The next flagship to receive the Oreo beta or final version is LG G6. So the rollout of Oreo might begin in a few days for the US LG G6 owners. The official rollout dates will be announced by LG USA soon.
Update on 7/2/2018 :
According to LG Italy on Twitter, European LG G6 devices will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update in Second Quarter of 2018. Most likely, G6 Oreo rollout will begin in April/March.
US variants of LG G6 may get the update along with European editions at the same time or later. So the official rollout dates of the Oreo rollout will be revealed in coming days. The South Korean tech giant is expected to launch upgraded LG V30 flagship with pre-loaded Android Oreo at the MWC 2018 which will take place from February 26th to March 1st.
Update on 23/2/2018 :
According to LG, V30 and G6 flagships are included in the Android Enterprise Recommended Program led by Google and it will be updated to Android 8.1 straight. Only Google Nexus, Pixel and Pixel 2 series devices received the Android 8.1 till now. Essential Phone and Nokia are testing the update and getting ready for the full rollout.
Now LG has joined the Android 8.1 rollout and the development of Android 8.1 for the flagships probably completed in the next month. So the US LG V30 and G6 owners might start receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo update in April. There might be no Android 8.0 rollout to the US LG flagships.
Update on 12/3/2018 :
A few hours ago, the largest carrier in the States, Verizon began the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for LG V30. The LG G6 receives Android Security patch of February month and still no Oreo update.
The update rolling out to Verizon LG V30 devices is of size 1.7 GB, so we recommend users to download it over strong Wi-Fi Network and charge atleast upto 80% before the download and install. Share your thoughts on the update with us through the comments below.