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LG G5 and V20 will be treated to Android 8.0 Oreo

It’s official: LG will release the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the LG G5 and LG V20 in Asia, Europe and North America.

The firm commenced the first wave of the rollout in Korea on July 4, with the release of the kernel files, which let savvy owners manually install the update on their handset.

Later this month, LG will start distributing it over-the-air (the standard method), which will make it a viable upgrade for all customers. Soon thereafter, it will reach Europe and North America.

Android 8.0 Oreo bundles a number of coveted features Android fans have been requesting since the dawn of the OS, including support for Program-in-Picture (PiC) and circular emoji.

The most significant change it introduces is a restriction on the number of times the fingerprint reader can be used – if detection fails 20 consecutive times, it’s shut off until the handset is unlocked using a different method.

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Last month, LG started rolling out a similar release for three models of the LG G6 in the United States – the AT&T- and Verizon-branded models, and the standard SIM-free version.

Before that, LG launched its Global Software Upgrade Centre, an internal arm tasked with accelerating major Android updates, and it’s been churning them out at a rapid pace ever since.

What feature are you hoping to see included in the Android 8.0 Oreo when it arrives on the LG G5 and V20? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.

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