The LG V30 is taking new steps towards receiving the Android Oreo update in South Korea, where a public beta program has now been launched for device owners in the country. The update is available to all LG V30 owners who want to participate regardless of their carriers, and prospective testers can join the beta from the Quick Help application on the device by accessing the “LG OS Preview” section. As yet there is no information regarding the beta program expanding to additional regions, and while the update is currently limited only to the OEM’s homeland, the final release will eventually be distributed to every LG V30 unit around the globe.
According to the official announcement, the Android Oreo update will bring a wide variety of improvements to the company’s latest flagship phone, including better performance and battery life, and additional optimizations leading to faster boot times. Applications that are not actively used in the foreground will have a lesser impact on power consumption in Android Oreo, and the update will apparently provide “a variety of convenience features” including added support for a wider range of sound devices such as wireless headsets. Evidently, the purpose of the open beta program in South Korea is to acquire feedback from users and test all the new features before they will be widely introduced in a final build. As for when that might happen, LG plans on releasing the first stable build of Android Oreo starting with December, however as it’s been the case previously with past updates, this final release will probably commence in South Korea first, before making its way into additional regions.
The LG V30 was released in its homeland in mid-September as a device aiming to meet the demands of content creators and consumers alike, boasting a ‘bezel-less’ OLED 6.0-inch display encased in a waterproof glass and metal body, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip paired with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and a 3,300mAh battery supporting QuickCharge 3.0. It shipped with Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box covered by the company’s proprietary OS skin LG UX 6.0+, which should be further altered and improved in the wake of the Oreo update.