LG’s started rolling out its Android 8.0 Oreo update for the LG V30 and V30+ in its native home base of South Korea. The company’s very proud of this, boasting that it’s the first manufacturer in the country to send out the upgrade to its phones.
This is clearly a slap in the face of Samsung, which is still in the process of beta testing Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. LG’s own OS Preview program kicked off last month and managed to test the update on more than 500 devices. It’s now ready for the spotlight, available as an OTA download or a manual one.
Anyone interested in choosing the latter option will have to install LG’s Bridge software on their computer. As for the former, V30 and V30+ owners are beginning to see notifications on their smartphones telling them the update is ready, so it should roll out to everyone soon.
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The upgrade weighs in at a sizable 1411.9MB and bears the version number V20e-DEC-18-2017. It brings along a number of Oreo treats such as smart text selection, Picture-in-Picture, and notification dots. There are also a couple of LG-specific improvements like better system performance and battery life, in addition to enhanced LDAC for superior wireless music transmission.
LG hasn’t mentioned when exactly Oreo will arrive for international V30 and V30+ units. It shouldn’t be too far off into the future now that it’s set the ball rolling in South Korea.