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LG G6 Android Oreo update incoming, Software Upgrade Centre unveiled

Buried in LG’s recent announcement that it is opening a new Global Software Upgrade Centre on its home turf in South Korea is some very good news for LG G6 owners – Android Oreo is coming your way.

The firm’s Global Software Upgrade Centre is primarily tasked with accelerating updates to newer versions of Google’s Android mobile OS – something LG phones have historically struggled with.

With that in the mind, the company confirmed in its press release that the LG G6 would be getting its taste of Oreo by the end of April in South Korea, with global rollout to follow, so we’d think you can realistically expect it in the UK and other key markets by the end of May.

“One of the first initiatives of LG’s new Software Upgrade Center will be to roll out Android Oreo for the LG G6 later this month starting in Korea, followed by other key markets,” LG said in a statement.

While that’s no doubt good news for G6 owners, the timing also isn’t exactly a surprise. With the LG G7 ThinQ set to be unveiled on May 2 or 3 (in New York City and Seoul, respectively), the chaebol obviously has the update prepped, so there’s no good reason older handsets wouldn’t get it at roughly the same time, too.

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As well as furnishing Android updates in a timelier manner, the Global Software Upgrade Centre will also be tasked with ensuring “consistent user experience” across the LG range, which can be roughly interpreted as ‘avoiding another LG bootloop problem fiasco’.

Let us know when you get Android Oreo on your LG G6 by tweeting us @TrustedReviews.

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