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LG is still up to its old tricks with the G6

The LG G6, a former flagship now stuck on old security updates too. (Image source: LG)
The LG G6, a former flagship now stuck on old security updates too. (Image source: LG)
LG is pushing out a new update to the G6 H870S and H870DS, but it may frustrate people who have been wishing for an OS upgrade. While LG remains still hopeless at upgrading its older flagships to Android 9.0 Pie, it also seems content with releasing four-month old security patches too. Get your act together, LG.

LG continues to proceed at a glacial pace with delivering OS upgrades to its former flagships. The South Korean company had promised to deliver Android 9.0 Pie to the G6 in Q3 2019, so it still has just over a month to do so. We had hoped that the release of beta builds online last month signalled the company's intent to shortly roll-out a stable release. However, it is seemingly still beta testing Android 9.0 Pie on the G6, with people reporting that a fresh build has appeared online. We cannot currently confirm the integrity of this as the download is behind a paywall.

Moreover, LG is now pushing a new stable build to the H870S and H870DS that contains the May 2019 set of Android security patches along with usability and functionality improvements. Yes, you read correctly. LG is releasing an update to its former flagship that contains four-month old security patches. Several people have posted screenshots of update notifications, with the software called V20o for the H870S and V20q for the H870DS. Your handset should soon be receiving the over the air (OTA) update if it has not already.

While it is promising that the Android 9.0 Pie update is seemingly getting ever closer to a stable release, it is incomprehensible for a major OEM to be pushing out such outdated security patches to any device in its portfolio, let alone a former flagship. Such behaviour forced LG to open a software development centre to overcome its slow update release schedule, but that currently seems in vain going by this latest update for the LG G6.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-08-30 (Update: 2019-08-30)