LG G6 to Receive Android Oreo Update Starting April 30

LG will start seeding the Android 8.0 Oreo update to its 2017 flagship smartphone, the LG G6 starting from April 30. The update will be first released in South Korea which will be followed by other countries soon. LG has confirmed this news via a blog post. The company even confirmed that it would be adding all the AI features which were introduced with the LG V30 ThinQ smartphone. The South Korean company also confirmed that it would roll out the Android Oreo update to the LG V30 and LG G5 in the coming weeks, which is a good thing for the users. The LG G5 was released a couple of years ago at the MWC 2016 event, while the LG V20 arrived in September 2016. So LG is providing software update to a two-year-old smartphone, which isn’t a bad thing at all.

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To recall, a few weeks back, LG announced its Software Upgrade Center in South Korea to deliver faster updates to the users. During the same time, it stated that the G6 would receive Oreo update by the end of April. Sticking to the words, LG now announced the commencement of rollout in South Korea starting April 30. Sadly, the global rollout schedule of the update was not revealed by LG.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update, once released will be pushed to the LG G6 in the form of OTA and users can even install it via the LG Bridge software. The Android Oreo update will add a lot of new features to the LG G6. The usual Oreo features introduced by Google such as notification channels, autofill passwords, Bluetooth audio codecs such as LDAC codec, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, and some visual changes will also be made to the smartphone.

The LG V30 ThinQ arrived with several AI features such as scene recognition in the camera app and so on. All the features are expected to make into the LG G6 as well. In other news, LG is planning to release the LG G7 ThinQ smartphone on May 2, which is also expected to pack all these features and might come with a dedicated hardware key to use the AI functionalities.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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Prithvi

If LG hurries up with the upgrades or updates then LG can be one of the top contenders for at least the No.2 or No.3 spot.

AU(Airtel User)

LoL, who even buy LG now days !

Sudhakar

AU : Good question man.

Kaushik IMA

I have a few LGs. They are amongst the most well built phones I have ever used. The batteries last VERY long, and the phones themselves are the next best thing after the old Nokias.

OTOH the software support isn’t very good. But it’s an excellent option for non-demanding users.

Aditya

When samsung will release oreo update

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Samsung has already released update!!!!! For S7 edge they will release any update in May or June most probably!!!!!!

Sudhakar

I think android 8.0 will be the last OS upgrade for S7 edge. Updates like 8.1 may be released. Not upgrade like 9.0.

Kaushik IMA

Sudhakar A9 Pro, C9 Pro may also not get anything after 8.1 because of a technical glitch: Qualcomm is set to retire development of the 3.10 kernel next year which is used in SD652/653 phones.

Technically Samsung can work around it by rebasing the Android code on a new kernel but I doubt they will do it.

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