The LG Android 8.0 Oreo update is available now or coming soon for multiple devices, and that includes the LG G5, G6, and V30. LG confirmed multiple software updates in November of 2017, and now they’re finally starting to deliver. Here’s what you need to know about LG Android 8.0 Oreo updates.
Manufacturers have slowly but surely delivered Android 8.0 for most smartphones and tablets. All while Google already moved to Android 8.1 and even Android P. If you’re still waiting for Oreo on your LG phone, the wait is almost over.
LG is usually one of the fastest when it comes to software updates, and they recently announced a new initiative to be even faster. After months of silence, the company recently confirmed multiple key upgrades that should have LG phone owners excited. We’re talking about the LG G5, G6, V20, V30. Not to mention the LG K series and more.
LG Android 8.0 Oreo Updates
Until just recently, only the LG V30 had Oreo. However, we’re finally starting to see movement for the LG V20, and the first LG G6 updates are now available in the United States. In the past, LG was one of the best with updates, but that’s no longer the case. This year, Oreo wasn’t ready for the LG V30 release. Instead, the company barely released its first Oreo update before the end of 2017. Now, May is almost over and G6 owners are still waiting.
So far, the LG V30 and V30+ are the are enjoying Android 8.0 Oreo from LG. Here’s a list of some of the new features. Then, in February it arrived for the Verizon LG V30, then for Sprint in early March. And then, the AT&T LG V30 Android Oreo update arrived. Even T-Mobile delayed the Oreo update for its V30 until early May.
We do have good news though. LG claimed the G6 update would start on April 30th, and it did. However, that’s only for the international model, or those in South Korea. The LG G6 Android 8.0 Oreo update in the United States just started on Verizon Wireless as of May 21st. We can expect other carriers to follow in the coming weeks. LG also said the V20 and G5 will follow shortly thereafter.
That said, here are the phones we suspect will see software updates in the coming months. Our list below is in no specific order.
Most likely any LG smartphone released in the last 16-18 months will get the update. That includes the LG G5, LG G6, LG V20, LG V30, LG Q8, LG Stylus 3, LG K8, K10, K20 (2017) and a few other budget smartphones. We can confirm some of these, but not all.
Additionally, some LG tablets will receive an update too. Only those will come later in 2018 once smartphones are on the latest software. You could be waiting until late 2018 for Oreo on a tablet. The V30 update is done, and we’re expecting a quick release to follow for the G6 and eventually the G5. Or, if you have something like the new LG V30S, you already have Oreo.
LG Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release Details
So when will your LG smartphone get Android 8.0 Oreo? Well, we don’t have a clear answer to that. While we’ve seen announcements from Sony, Motorola, HTC, and others, LG only said April 30th for the LG G6.
And now as we near the month of June, we’ve only seen Oreo arrive for a few LG phones in the United States. Now that the LG V30 Android Oreo update is done, the company will turn its attention to the LG G6.
Samsung is busy on its Oreo rollout select devices, and now LG is doing the same. However, neither appear to have any desire to release them in a timely fashion. Expect more updates as May comes to a close, and throughout June.
Based on earlier years, LG will release Android 8.0 Oreo for some of its newest devices first, hopefully before the end of May, then continue delivering it to everyone else quickly. Considering Android P is almost here, they better hurry.
What’s New in Android 8.0 Oreo
There are lots of new Android O features that you can use to do more with your phone and tablet. LG smartphone owners will enjoy faster speeds, longer battery life, picture-in-picture mode, smart text selection, improved notifications, and autofill framework for your trickiest of passwords. In addition to everything else in Oreo.
The bundled notifications are easier to manage, and picture-in-picture mode is a welcomed new feature as well. Here’s a bigger list of the many new features of Android 8.0 Oreo.
Here is a detailed list explaining some of the many new features. Basically, expect a faster experience with dynamic icons, smarter notifications and all kinds of small tweaks. Additionally, expect software improvements, bug fixes specific to each LG device, and other changes along with the upgrade to Oreo. A lot of the changes are behind the scenes but will make a big impact on our smartphones and tablets. That said, one big change is to the camera. Devices like the V30 will have a new AI camera, and other neat AI features. Some of which should also hit the LG G6.
We’re excited to see how LG integrates some of the best Oreo features into its devices, like Google’s camera changes for the LG V30. The company did state it delivered everything we’ve detailed above, along with basic performance enhancements, bug fixes, and “convenience” features.
Final Thoughts & What’s Next
In closing, just know that the update to Android 8.0 Oreo for a slew of LG smartphones and tablets is here or coming soon. Most likely all the flagship phones and popular budget devices will get it first, then some of LG’s tablets, and eventually more devices will get it throughout the first half of 2018. We’re still waiting on the LG G6 update, but it’s slowly hitting more and more devices.
Then, LG will turn its attention to Android 8.1 Oreo so they can join the Android Enterprise program. Basically ensuring its devices are up to date, secure, and are excellent for business users.
The update to Android 8.0 Oreo is an important update. Delivering new features, battery savings, enhanced performance, and better security. Then, considering Google already released Android P betas, LG will start working on that at some point soon.
Again, the wait is almost over, so just be patient for a little while longer. We’re expecting some more announcements from carriers and partners for Oreo updates, and we’ll let you know the moment we know more.