T-Mobile has become the last US carrier to release the Android Oreo update for the LG G6. Build H87220a rolled out to a small group of users last week but has now begun rolling out broadly to T-Mobile customers with the 2017 flagship phone.
To check for the update, go to Settings>About Phone>Update Center>System Update and check for the update there. Keep in mind that it is still rolling out so it could well take another day or two before it lands on your phone.
T-Mobile, who generally is one of the first to release software updates, has taken their time on this one. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have all released the update, in some cases nearly two months ago, so it is unclear why it took T-Mobile so long.
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Following the release of Android Oreo for the LG G6 on Verizon and Sprint, AT&T has now begun rolling out the update to the phone on their network. The carrier hasn’t updated their support page for the phone just yet but it should be the same build that hit the other two carriers.
Assuming that is the case, you can expect an update of around 1.8GB in size so it is certainly one you will want to download while you are on WiFi. You’ll also need at least 80% battery remaining on your G6 before you can install the update. Along with all the Android Oreo goodies that come with the update, you will be getting the May 2018 Android Security Update patch for your G6 too.
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Following Verizon’s lead from last week, Sprint has become the second US-based carrier to release the Android Oreo 8.0 update for the LG G6 on its network. The 1.8GB update brings all the normal improvements that come with Oreo along with some other performance optimizations.
As with all of these big version updates, it is recommended that you download the update to your LG G6 via WiFi and have at least 80% battery power when you install it if you are not connected to AC. The update will take about 15 minutes to install once it is downloaded and will require a reboot.
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Good news this morning for those of you who have the 2017 LG G6 on the Verizon network. Your Android Oreo update has been released and is on its way. The update is about 1.9GB in size so you will certainly want to download it via WiFI. You are looking for build VS98820a according to the release notes from Verizon.
The update of course brings all the goodness of Oreo to the G6 but also brings a few refinements to the phone too such as an improve home screen layout as well as some new lock screen wallpapers for you to enjoy.
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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.
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In a move that caught many by surprise, Amazon has announced that they will be eliminating the lock screen ads on all of the current Prime phones and future phones will not have them. On the current phones, there will be a firmware update that will eliminate the ads which should be released this week.
The move means that the company will be in compliance with Google’s new rules for Android that bans lock screen ads. This is likely the reason for the dropping of the ads. Amazon has reported that they plan to increase the price of the phones by $20 across the board which will likely go into effect after the patch to remove the ads has been released.
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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.
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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.
The phone is $199 without the ads and $149 with the ads.
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.
The Q6 is $299 without adverts while the subsidized version is $229. Note that the LG Q6 will be available to ship starting November 9th.
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