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LG Oreo update: Android 8.0 beta rolling out for V30 and V30+

The Android 8.0 Oreo update is about a month and a half old now, but LG is yet to reveal its plan for Oreo rollout for any of its devices, let alone a word on which device list revealing eligible and non-eligible handsets.

Though, LG has shown time and again that it can beat others to release of a major version-changing Android update. And with Android 8.0 too, we think LG stands a good chance to release the LG G6 Oreo update before any other OEM releases it for any device of theirs. It’s possible that LG chooses V30 to be its first device to start with Oreo update’s rollout, but that is something we cannot be very sure of at this moment. However, both LG G6 and V30 should see 8.0 update very soon, at least as a beta build, most probably before October 2017 comes to end.

LG Android 8.0 update list

Here is a list of LG devices with their eligibility status and expected release date as regards Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
LG V30 Eligible December 2017
(Beta out on 27 Nov 2017)
LG V30 Plus Eligible December 2017
(Beta out on 27 Nov 2017)
LG G6 Eligible January 2018
LG G5 SE Eligible Q1 2018
LG G5 Eligible Q1 2018
LG K10 (2017) Eligible Q2 2018
LG K20 plus Eligible Q2 2018
LG K8 (2017) Eligible Q2 2018
LG Q6 Eligible Q1 2018
LG Q8 Eligible Q1 2018
LG Stylo 3 Plus Eligible Q2 2018
LG Stylus 3 Eligible Q2 2018
LG V20 Eligible Q1 2018
LG Harmony Not eligible
LG K10 Not eligible
LG K3 Not eligible
LG K3 (2017) Not eligible
LG K4 Not eligible
LG K4 (2017) Not eligible
LG K5 Not eligible
LG K7 Not eligible
LG K7 (2017) Not eligible
LG K8 Not eligible
LG Stylo 2 Not eligible
LG Stylus 2 Not eligible
LG Stylus 2 Plus Not eligible
LG U Not eligible
LG X cam Not eligible
LG X mach Not eligible
LG X max Not eligible
LG X power Not eligible
LG X power2 Not eligible
LG X screen Not eligible
LG X Skin Not eligible
LG X style Not eligible
LG X venture Not eligible
LG X5 Not eligible

 

LG G6 Oreo update

Update [October 31, 2017]: For what it’s worth, even though there is no announcement from LG about Oreo yet, and there is not news on their Oreo beta program either, a Geekbench listing has the LG G6 running Android 8.0. Yes, these are easy to fake, but given the timing, it seems genuine one. Could it be a LineageOS build? We don’t know, but we sure will know soon from LG, that we are sure about.


Expected release date: Q1 2017

It’s simple: If it’s not V30, then G6 would be the first device in LG Android 8.0 update list. The company could begin beta testing of it’s Oreo update for the LG G6 — probably in Korea if we look at history as proof — sometime towards the end of October.

After sometime spent on gathering issues in Oreo beta and fixing the bugs found therein, we could look out for G6 Oreo to hit us anytime in November 2017. The update could begin rolling out in Korea first, and may soon become available across Europe, US and India within a matter of its release in Korea.

Those using the LG G6 at AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon can watch for the LG G6 Android 8.0 OTA to release sometime in December 2017-January 2018.


Read: Samsung Oreo release date

LG V30 and V30+ Oreo update

Update [November 27, 2017]: LG has begun pushing V30 Oreo update as beta in Korea, where the users are receiving OTA to software version V300K19C. The Android 8.0 update OTA si sized about 1193MB, and comes with November 2017 security patch too. We have the changelog in the screenshot below, but sadly, we know Korean only as good as you do, hence can’t get you a meaningful translation out of that. LG also revealed that are targeting December release of the stable release for public.

Update [November 27, 2017]: The LG V30+ models in the Korea are also being upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. The V30+ comes as model no. V300L, and as the build remains same as 19C (one for V30), the software version of the 8.0 update here is V300L19C.


Expected release date: December 2017

Well, this is LG’s best device to date, a device with which LG seems to have put everything alright. It would be only fitting that LG launches the Android 8.0 Oreo update for V30 as soon as possible.

As I mentioned above, LG could release the Oreo update for G6 first, but it’s hard to rule out V30 taking that crown. But we shall know more once LG’s Oreo beta plans are revealed. Whichever device gets first Android 8.0 beta would get the first stable release of Oreo too.

All in all, expect LG V30 Oreo rollout happening before the end of November 2017, beginning in Korea, and followed by Europe, India and US (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon).

LG Q6 Oreo update

Oct 31: The G6 was recently found on Geekbench running Oreo. Although that doesn’t really mean a lot, but we have a feeling we would hear something official on Oreo from LG really soon.

Even a budget Android device is guaranteed to receive at least one big Android OS update, at least from the major popular OEMs like LG, Motorola, Huawei, Samsung, HTC, etc. So even though the LG Q6 runs on Nougat at the moment, it’s guaranteed to receive Android 8.0 update.

When the LG Q6 Oreo comes out is another tricky question, though. We are sure that LG would have his hands busy with Android 8.0 rollout for G6 and V30 at the beginning, but it would seem fair if it decides to work on 8.0 for G6 and V20, before taking up Q6 and other mid-range devices.

Until an official announcement drops by from LG, it’s hard to say when 8.0 for Q6 would be released, but if we are to guess, a March 2018 rollout looks likely.

LG G5 Oreo update

G5 was among the first few Android devices to receive Nougat last year, which is why we think of G6 to beat other Android devices like Galaxy S8 and HTC U11 for Oreo release. But because LG didn’t give G4 Nougat treatment, it raises doubt on G5 Oreo release.

We, however think that last year was an exception LG is less likely to repeat. We could see LG beging rollout of Oreo update for LG G5 sometime in Q1 of 2018.

As is the case with LG software updates, the G5 Oreo rollout could begin in Korea first, and followed by other regions and carriers around the world.

LG G5 SE/Lite Oreo update

Having upgraded the LG G5 Lite (or LG G5 SE) to Nougat from Marshmallow, there are only slim chances of LG releasing an 8.0 update for the device. The device is a mid-range, which often see only one major Android OS support from OEMs, and that’s how it is.


Read: Huawei Oreo update release date

LG V20

Expected release date: March-April 2018

LG V20 was the last flagship from LG to sport a secondary display as ticker. The V20 was a popular phone, but never lived up to his hype. Based on feedback received from V10 and V20, LG removed the ticker from the V30, but continued with the high quality sound it has given us with the V series.

The V20 was launched with Nougat, in fact, it was the first device to come pre-installed with Nougat, such was LG’s awesome work with Android updates last year.

LG should be rolling out V20 Oreo update once it’s done with Android 8.0 release for its flagship devices of this year. Which means it could take a while before we see 8.0 OTA rollout for V20. that’s why release looks likely to be happening in March-April 2018.

LG V10

Expected release date: March-April 2018

Although a solid device with cool specsheet and all, the LG V10 won’t receive Oreo love. The device is already past its software update lifecycle, and it would be cruel to expect LG to update a two year old device with a major Android OS update.

Let’s the device gets a breath of fresh air via a custom ROM like LineageOS 15, which comes off running on Android 8.0, and is already available for variety of devices. Check our LineageOS 15 device list here.


Read: Motorola Android 8.0 update list

LG K10 Oreo update

Expected release date: Q2 2018

There are two editions of LG K10, one released in 2016, while other, a more recent one, released in 2017 and thus aptly dubbed LG K10 2017. Well, only one of them would see the sunlight in Oreo. And that’s LG K10 2017, that comes with 2GB RAM, and is identified with model no. M250N and X400.

The original K10 2016 has received an update from Lollipop to Marshmallow, and that is the end of the road for the device — as one major Android OS update is they get.

The LG K10 2017 comes with Nougat, and thus would have Android 8.0 as its only one major Android update.

LG K8 Oreo update

Expected release date: Q2 2018

Like the K10 above, only the LG K8 2017 edition stands a chance to receive the Oreo update from LG. There is no confirmation about this yet, but given that these devices get only one Android OS update that involves change in name of the version, it looks very likely that Oreo would arrive on K8 2017 sooner or later. The LG K8 2017 is known by its model no. M200N, X240, and US215 (US Cellular).

However, the K8 handset that was released in 2016 by LG won’t receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update. That’s sure.

LG Q8

Expected release date: Q2 2018

With 4GB RAM and solid Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood, the Q8 is more than capable of running latest update of Android OS, the 8.0. Launched with Android 7.0, and even though it’s still waiting on the 7.1.1, the device should see the Oreo coming down as an OTA in year 2018.

When exactly is a matter of pure guess, but we would go by Q2 2018 release of LG Q8 Oreo.

LG Stylus 3

Expected release date: Q2 2018

The LG Stylus 3 runs on Nougat right now, and it’s powered by 3GB RAM and MT6750 processor, all of which makes it an ideal candidate for Oreo OS.

Given that the Stylus 3 is a budget range handset, it naturally won’t receive the Android 8.0 update as fast the premium flagships do, which is why a Q2 2018 release looks very likely for the device.


Read: Android Oreo device list (expected)

LG devices not eligible for Oreo update

These devices from LG won’t receive update to Oreo. Here’s a list of ineligible LG devices as regards Oreo update:


Do let us know what you think about LG’s Android Oreo plans?

Given LG’s past history on releasing latest Android OS update, we can assume safely that LG would be quick to roll out Oreo OTA for G6, V30 and V20, but would it able to follow the Android 8.0 update for budget range of devices too, like Q6, Q8, K8/K10 2017, Stylus 3, etc?

This post was last modified on November 27, 2017, 10:18 pm

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