LG has begun rolling out the official Android 8.0 Oreo update for the LG V30 to device owners in South Korea. The over-the-air update became available on Tuesday, December 26th. With the release, LG claims they are the first Korean smartphone manufacturer to upgrade their operating system offerings to include Android Oreo on a device in their portfolio.
The release comes after LG obtained feedback from over 500 customers who participated in the LG OS Preview program to essentially beta test the update. That process commenced on November 27th, so it took LG right at one month to push out the beta, collect feedback and then make any code adjustments needed for the official release. Lee Sang-kyu with LG says the Android Oreo update for the LG V30 “will provide a differentiated user experience with stable and complete software.”
The update can be obtained either over-the-air or via a wired connection to a PC using the LG Bridge program.
Users in other countries and regions will have to remain in a waiting pattern for the update. LG indicated it would be early 2018 for most device owners and they appear to be on track to meet that target.