In a backwards kind of way, LG has announced that the LG V30 and the LG G6 will both be getting updated to Android Oreo 8.1 and soon. Why? Because the company announced that both devices will be a part of the Android Enterprise Recommended program once that update rolls out to them.
The press release from LG made it clear that acceptance of these V30 and the G6 was contingent on the Oreo 8.1 update rolling out to the devices. While not in the press release, undoubtedly Google put timeframes on the contingency meaning that LG is going to have to get the updates out sooner rather than later.
Owners of the LG G6 on T-Mobile should be seeing an update over the course of the next few days on the device. The update is build H87211g for those keeping score at home. According to the release notes, it was published on January 9th.
The release notes only indicated that the update brings Software stability and bug fixes so it is pretty generic on what, if anything, was addressed beyond the updating of the Android Security Update patch. Still, users are encouraged to download the update and get it installed if for only the security patch update.
Amazon today has added four new LG phones to their popular Amazon Prime phone lineup. The four phones join the nine other phones already in the lineup but are the first from LG to be added.
Like the other phones in the program, they will have adverts on the lock screen for the discounted price but, if you want, you can opt to pay a bit more and not have the ads. They are also unlocked and will work with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon depending on the model.
The four phones added are the LG X Charge, LG Q6, LG G6 and the LG G6+.
The entry level X Charge is a 5.5″ 720p display phone powered by the MediaTek MT6750 SoC. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a MicroSD slot for memory expansion. It has a 13MP main camera and a 5MP selfie camera. The X Charge will work with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and runs Android Nougat 7.1.
Next is the LG Q6. It is more-or-less a “lite” version of the G6. It has a 5.5″ 18:9 FHD+ display and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 SoC. It has 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and can expand thanks to the MicroSD slot. Like the X Charge, it also has a 13MP main camera and 5MP selfie camera. The phone will work on AT&T and T-Mobile and it is running Nougat 7.1.
There is another great deal right now on Amazon and it is on the LG G6. Right now you can pick up this 5.7″ flagship device for $449.99 on Amazon. That is a whopping $250 off the regular price. This price is on the unlocked version of the phone and it is black.
The LG G6 is a solid performer and until the LG V30 announced last week, was the top of the lineup for LG. It has a 5.7″ QHD display that renders 1440 x 2880. That gives a very comfortable 564PPI for easy viewing for hours. It is powered by the Snapdrago 821 quad-core processor, has 4GB of RAM, 32GB of Storage is IP68 rated for water & dust resistance. That storage, by-the-way, can be expanded up to an additional 2TB thanks to the MicroSD slot.
Today’s Deal is on LG’s latest flagship, the LG G6. Right now on Amazon you can pick on up in Black or Ice Platinum for $624.99. If you want the White version, it is $617.99 but quantities are very limited. The great things is, this is the unlocked version of the phone. It will work with any GSM carrier in there in the US like AT&T and T-Mobile. That makes this price less than what most carriers here in the US are offering the phone for locked to their network.
In case you don’t remember, the specs for the LG G6 are solid. It is powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor and is coupled with 4GB of RAM. Storage wise, it has 32GB onboard which can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot. It is powered by a 33oomAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapid charging. The G6 has a fingerprint scanner in the back which is also the physical power button for the device.
Based on postings on Google+ and reports from other sites, it looks like many of those who pre-ordered the new LG G6 have started to receive their new phones. The official launch date for the phone here in the United States is April 7th but AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint users are reporting they are already receiving the new phone. Verizon? Not so much.
Pre-orders for LG’s latest flagship started just last week and if you did pre-order, you would also receive a Google Home too. Remember that the LG G6 is the first phone to launch with Google Assistant built in outside of Google themselves so the promotion, which goes through orders made until April 30th, makes sense.
As expected, T-Mobile has opened up the pre-order window on their site for the new LG G6. The phone’s dedicate page on the carrier’s site went live this morning and those interested can order one with zero-down and $26 per month on approved credit. It buying it outright is your thing, it will be $650. Earlier this week I posted that if you order your new G6 before April 30th, LG will provide you a Google Home to go along with your phone. That will ship separately but you will have Google Assistant on your phone and in your home.
The LG G6 was announced last month at Mobile World Congress and has already caught a lot of people’s attention with its 5.7″ display that has an 18:9 aspect ratio. Having held a near-final version of the phone, it feels long in your hand but is comfortable.
The new LG G6 is coming to T-Mobile on April 7th. The carrier announced that the latest LG flagship would be coming to them at a price of $26 per month for 24 months & a $26 down payment. That roughly works out to $650 for the phone which is about what expected to the street price. The G6 has already caught a lot of people’s attention with its 5.7″ display that has an 18:9 aspect ratio. Having held a near-final version of the phone, it feels long in your hand but is comfortable.
The specs of the LG G6 are solid. It is powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor and is coupled with 4GB of RAM. Storage wise, it has 32GB onboard which can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot. It is powered by a 33oomAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapid charging. The G6 has a fingerprint scanner in the back which is also the
physical power button for the device. Finally, do remember that the G6 is the first phone to ship with Google Assistant out-of-the-box and runs Android Nougat 7.0.
For those of you who are wanting to pick up the G6, if you place your order at T-Mobile before April 30th, you will also get a Google Home at no additional cost. That’s a $129 value so not a bad deal at all. Head over to T-Mobile to get all the details.