Android Oreo for LG G5 and V20 Release Date and Features
Unlocked LG G5 devices received the Nougat update in the US in May. Earlier many carriers rolled out the Android 7.0 update for their LG G5 devices. LG V20 came with inbuilt Android Nougat but yet to receive the Android 7.1 update. The next big update for the G5 and V20 flagships is Android Oreo.
Google unveiled the First Developer preview of Android O on March 21st exclusively for developers. Further, the Second Developer preview has been unveiled on May 19th at Google I/O. The Public Beta of Android O also has been released on May 19th. The third and fourth previews of Android 8.0 arrived on June 9th and July 24th, respectively. Finally, on August 23rd, Google released the official version of the next iteration of Android and with the Codename Oreo.
Android Oreo Refinements
Google mainly focuses on providing fluid like user experience with the Android Oreo update. Along with the battery saving refinements via App background process limits, some new features like Picture in Picture mode, Notification channels and Smart text selection are also coming with the Android 8.0 Oreo update.
The Android 8.0 Oreo operating system is also coming with many upgrades regarding the Bluetooth. The new Hi-Fi Bluetooth codecs coming with Android Oreo include Qualcomm’s aptX, aptX HD, Sony’s LDAC, AAC and SBC. In addition to these codecs, there are many refinements in Android Oreo to improve the Bluetooth Audio Quality.
Google made many refinements regarding the performance in this update. The boot time and app launch times are reduced very much. Some Pixel users reported that the boot time reduced to about 15 sec. from 1 minute. The improved app launch times are due to the new cache management of Android Oreo. If any app is about to slow down, Android 8.0 clears the cache of the app automatically to speed it up.
Android Oreo for LG G5 Release Dates
Currently, most LG G5 devices are still running on Android 7.0 Nougat and there is no rollout of Android 7.1. Both the carrier and unlocked G5 devices in the US received the Nougat update in H1 of 2017. So, this time LG might start the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for LG G5 devices in December 2017. The unlocked G5 devices in the US may get this update in Q2 of 2018. The official rollout schedule is yet to be announced.
Android Oreo for LG V20 Release Dates
LG V20 flagship arrived with the pre-loaded Android 7.0 Nougat but still there is no sight of Android 7.1. So it seems that LG bumped the Android 7.1 update to Oreo. The predecessor of LG V20 got the Nougat update in South Korea in May and in the US (T-Mobile) in July. So it looks like LG V series is particularly slow with the Android updates. The South Korean tech giant hasn’t announced any Oreo upgrade plans for V20 but we can make a very educated guess based on the previous rollouts. LG V20 might get the Android 8.0 update in Q2, 2018 in some regions only and in the remaining regions, the rollout may begin in H2, 2018. The official rollout dates of Android Oreo for LG V20 will be revealed in coming days.
We will update this post soon with more details about the Android Oreo update for LG G5 and V20.