- LG is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the V20 and Q6 right now in Korea, coming to international devices soon.
- The LG G6 and G7 are also receiving updates that bring new camera features to both phones.
- These updates from LG’s newly opened Software Upgrade Center.
Google might have made Android 9.0 Pie official several weeks ago, but a good number of smartphones are still stuck on Android Nougat. According to Android Central, LG is now rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the V20 and Q6.
When LG V20 and Q6 owners receive the update, they will have a good number of new features and software improvements on their smartphones. Android 8.0 Oreo includes picture-in-picture, password autofill, notification channels, and much more.
On top of Oreo, the LG Q6 will get support for DTS:X 7.1 channel 3D surround sound and a new feature that turns the device’s flashlight on and off based on the beat of any music played on the phone.
The LG G6 and G7 ThinQ are also receiving software updates focused on the camera. First, the G6 is getting the company’s AI-enhanced Bright Camera feature. This automated tool should help choose the best camera settings when it detects low-light situations and allow for the capture of brighter images. Secondly, LG G7 owners will soon have the option to add AR stickers to their photos and videos.
It’s believed that all four of these firmware updates are in part thanks to LG’s new Software Upgrade Center. While the primary purpose of this center was to speed up software updates for LG’s phone’s, we’re happy to see it also focusing on major Android upgrades for the company’s older handsets.
All of the updates that we’ve discussed will soon be rolling out to handsets in Korea. Smartphones in international markets should get the upgrades in “the coming months.”
August 22, 2018 at 09:09AM