LG is likely one of the biggest companies who did not announce any plans, statements regarding their Oreo update plans for their high, mid-range devices in 2017 – right when Oreo came out.
If you look around, you’ll see that Sony, HTC, Huawei, Samsung and many other companies are hard at work on releasing the latest, greatest update onto their devices and onto their customers, however LG has been very quiet. It’s not to say that we don’t appreciate that the company has already stated that their latest LG V30 will certainly get the update, but didn’t mention the G series by a single word – at least not to our knowledge.
A redditor has recently noticed that on LG’s Italian website the update is mentioned, along with a “time-frame” – if you can call it that. The site clearly describes that the V30 will be amongst the first LG devices to receive Android Oreo, and the G series will follow later. The update is scheduled for the first half of 2018 – so that would be from January up to June.
That’s a long time if you ask me – as a G6 user.
Anyways, the website also states the features that we should expect to see on LG’s Oreo software including:
- Limited background activities
- Auto-login for apps/services
- Notification dots
- Instant Apps
- Better battery saving
- New/Improved Emojis
- Smart text selection
- Adaptive icons
Quickly checking up LG’s Italian tweets (as pointed out by a redditor), we can see that LG has commented that the G6 users should expect to see the release of the update in the second quarter of 2018.
That gives us a little more precise answer on when the G6 users should expect receiving Oreo – The answer is: it could happen any time in April, May or June.
As always, keep in mind that carriers may also push this time-frame even further.
What are your thoughts on LG’s game plan on releasing Android Oreo 8.0 for the G6 users? Let us know in the comments down below!