The Android 8.0 Oreo update is now available for the LG G6 in the United States.
LG has at long last started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for three variants of the LG G6 in the United States – the AT&T- and Verizon-branded models, and the standard SIM-free version, all of which hit the shelves back in March 2017.
The release bundles all the standard goodies baked into Android 8.0 Oreo, including Adaptive Icons, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) and Notification Dots, according to information released by Verizon, as well as a number of much-needed bug fixes.
The most significant change the update introduces is a restriction on the number of times the fingerprint reader can be used – if detection fails 20 times, use of the sensor will be blocked until the device is unlocked using another method.
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There’s also a tool that presents a notification when the device detects moisture in the USB slot. The aim here is to deter users from inserting the charging cable while the handset is wet, which could have otherwise resulted in a fire.
This news comes a little more than a month after LG launched its Global Software Upgrade Centre, an internal arm tasked with accelerating Android updates, and started rolling out a near-identical update for the LG G6 in South Korea.
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