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LG V20 finally starting to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update
- The LG V20 Oreo update is starting a slow rollout right now.
- South Korean handsets will see the LG V20 Oreo update first.
- Soon, the rollout to the rest of the world will likely begin.
The LG V20 came out in 2016, so it’s a little old in the tooth. However, it is a flagship LG device and even received our Editors Choice award for that year.
With that in mind, it’s a shame that the V20 doesn’t yet have Android 8.0 Oreo. But today, we at least know that Oreo is on its way, as LG is pushing an update now to certain devices globally, per MyLGPhones.com.
The update is about 1.6GB in size and its build number is V20c-JUL-06-2018. Right now, it’s rolling out to the South Korean variants of the LG V20, which include model numbers F800L, F800K, and F800S.
Usually, LG rolls out software updates to Korea first as a kind of test before spreading the love to the rest of the world. Assuming things go smoothly in SK, we can expect to see Android 8.0 Oreo on the other variants of the LG V20 sometime soon.
The changelog for this update is listed below. A lot of these changes are Android 8.0 Oreo features, although a few are unique to the LG V20.
- The blue light filter in Comfort view has been improved. You can now adjust between 10 levels.
- The Home touch buttons can now be hidden while using apps.
- New app icon shapes have been added.
- Finding what you want in Settings is now easier than ever.
- Each app’s notifications can now be managed all in one place.
- The notification badge for app icons now displays according to the notifications you have in the notification panel.
- To improve battery life and phone performance apps now run less in the background.
- Sony’s codec LDAC is now supported when using Bluetooth headsets that work with the codec.
- Apps on the Home screen can now do more. You can touch and hold an app icon to see its notifications widgets and info.
If you own an LG V20 and live outside of South Korea, let us know in the comments when you see the Android 8.0 Oreo update, so we can edit this article accordingly.