LG has just confirmed that Android Oreo will start rolling out to the LG G6 units in Korea on April 30. It is worth saying that not all G6 consumers will get this update straight away, as we’re looking at a staged rollout here. This announcement follows LG’s new about opening its first Software Upgrade Center in South Korea, which is aimed at providing faster updates for the company’s smartphones. Back then, LG did confirm that Android Oreo is coming to the G6 soon, but the company was unable to provide us with the exact date, until now.
That being said, the company has also confirmed that the update will become rolling out to the LG G5 and V20 in the near future as well, as those two devices are next in line to get it. LG also confirmed that some of the V30S ThinQ’s features will be added to the G6 as well in the future, and those are almost probably camera-related AI features, because those were the main additions for the V30S ThinQ. It is still unknown when will the global release of the G6 Oreo update begin, but chances are LG will start pushing out that update on a global scale soon as well, quite probably in May. Now, Android Oreo will bring a number of improvements to the G6, including notification channels, the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, support for high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs, Autofill APIs, adaptive icons, options for snoozing notifications, and a number of other additions that were introduced with Android Oreo, while some of LG’s new features will be included as well, not to mention that LG’s very own apps will be updated as well.
The LG G6 was announced about a year ago, the phone was launched back in February last year, and despite getting positive reviews, it did ship with an outdated chip, and LG did not manage to sell as many units as the company was hoping for. The LG G6 is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 SoC, while the Snapdragon 835 was already available at the time G6 hit the market, but Samsung managed to grab the whole first batch of Snapdragon 835 chips, which forced LG to include an older chip in the G6. The LG G6 also includes 4GB of RAM, and a 5.7-inch QHD+ display.