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LG G6 undergoing beta testing for Android Oreo

Beta builds of Android Oreo for the LG G6 have started rolling out to Chinese users. (Source: GFan BBS)
Beta builds of Android Oreo for the LG G6 have started rolling out to Chinese users. (Source: GFan BBS)
The LG G6 will be soon receiving the Android Oreo update as beta testing has started for users in China. This follows on the heels of the LG V30 receiving the final Oreo build in South Korea a few days ago.

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The LG V30 just had its official Android Oreo treat in South Korea and it looks like the manufacturer has started testing Oreo on the LG G6. Currently, the beta builds are available for Chinese users. A user has posted screenshots of a beta Oreo build running on the G6 showing off the app shortcuts, adaptive icons, and the About screen.

The Chinese BBS posting says that the following G6 models are supported for the preview —LGM-G600L, LGM-G600S, LGM-G600K, LGM-G600LR, LGM-G600SR, LGM-G600KR, LGM-G600LP, LGM-G600SP, and LGM-G600KP. It also goes on to say that the new builds are offering performance and battery life improvements, which is a good sign.

Initial sightings of the G6 running Oreo were spotted on Geekbench a few months ago but users were skeptical of their handsets getting the update given LG's somewhat not-so-convincing history of issuing OS updates. Those users can now heave a sigh of relief as the Oreo testing on the G6 is currently in beta albeit in a limited demographic. The possibility of the G6 getting support for Project Treble, however, looks bleak as the V30 did not feature it. Users outside of China do not currently stand to receive the beta for the G6. The V30 also hasn't yet got a wider rollout of Oreo outside of South Korea. Nevertheless, it should only be a matter of time from now.

More screenshots can be found at the source link below.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-12-28 (Update: 2017-12-29)