Android 8.0 Oreo update arrives on the LG V30 – sort of

LG has started rolling out the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for its flagship V30 in the United States – but there’s a catch.

The release that’s making the rounds is exclusively for the Verizon-branded variant of the LG V30, meaning those in possession of either an unlocked unit or a device tied to another carrier will need to wait a little longer for it to arrive.

“Tonight I got Android 8.0 Oreo on my LG V30,” bragged a user on the popular XDA-Developers forum. “Only real differences I’ve noticed so far include a new settings app and some tweaks to the notifications pane,” they added.

This news comes more than a week after competitor Samsung resumed its Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 in the United States, following a brief spell of inactivity while it explored reports of the firmware triggering various reboot issues.

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Android 8.0 Oreo transports a slew of exciting features, including support for Picture-in-Picture (PiP), notification channels and adaptive icons, as well as a plethora of bug fixes, stability improvements and an exciting new Easter egg.

Those eligible for the update can check to see if it’s available for their LG V30 by navigating into Settings, selecting About Device, then tapping Download Updates Manually – or they can wait for a notification prompting them to install the OTA.

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