Late last year, LG seemed to suggest that Android 8.0 Oreo will roll out to the G6 somewhere in February. At the time, February seemed ages away, but it’s already here and apparently, there’s still no LG G6 Oreo update. Worse, the update seems to be pushed to May-June 2018 as all LG mentions in this regard is that the update would be rolled out in first of 2018 — that’s neither Q1 2018, nor early-Q2 2018, hence we can rule out the months of Fab, March, and April.
And that’s not all, still. LG Italy today updated their FAQ page to reveal that even the H1-2018 release is for the unlocked handsets and that this doesn’t apply to carrier variants which require extra time because of the extra testing that is done on carrier’s part. So, indirectly a Q3 2018 release for the carriers.
We won’t blame you if you thought, okay, this applies to carriers in Italy, only. Well, the US carriers do the testing too, and given that European sets of LG receive the update before any other carrier variant in the US, it is safe to assume that the LG G6 Oreo rollout in the US at carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint would take place only after the unlocked G6 units in Europe have received Android 8.0 OTA.
According to the statement, the LG V30 Oreo update should roll out this Q1 2018 and indeed it is. The same statement further adds that Oreo will roll out to the LG G6 “indicatively within the first half of 2018.”
The LG G6 was launched about a year ago and it came preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Despite having faced criticisms over the choice of hardware, the G6 is still a great piece of hardware that deserves timely software updates, just like the V30.
LG is expected to unveil the successor to the G6 in the coming weeks, but it’ll reportedly skip the MWC 2018 and unveil the LG G7 at a later date.