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LG restarts V30 Android 9.0 Pie rollout

The LG V30's Android 9.0 Pie rollout has been a rocky one. (Image source: Digital Trends)
The LG V30's Android 9.0 Pie rollout has been a rocky one. (Image source: Digital Trends)
Good news V30 owners, LG has not forgotten about following through on its promise to bring Android 9.0 Pie to its former flagship. The South Korean company nixed a recent build last month, forcing people to remain on Android 8.0 Oreo. Now, the Android 9.0 Pie rollout has been restarted, with builds hitting several countries. Only over a quarter late, right LG?

Smooth would not be the adjective to describe the move from Android 8.0 Oreo to Android 9.0 Pie for the LG V30. Initially slated for a Q2 2019 release, LG withheld the first stable release until the start of Q3 because of bugs. It then rolled out a revised build worldwide, before pulling that because of issues. More recently, Verizon made Android 9.0 Pie available to its V30 handsets a few days after LG released the kernel sources for the carrier-branded device.

Seemingly on cue, the South Korean company has restarted a wider release, with MyLGPhones reporting at least V30 handsets in five countries now receiving Android 9.0 Pie. Currently, the update should be available to download from LG Bridge or over the air (OTA) in Australia, India, Italy, South Africa and Turkey, although there may be more countries of which we are unaware.

If the update is not showing on your device, then we would suggest checking LG Bridge to see if it is eligible for Android 9.0 Pie. Frankly, the rollout has become ludicrous, with LG fragmenting what OS various variants of the same device can currently run. While we expect the company to eventually bring all versions of the V30 onto Android 9.0, the protracted release does not bode well for the G6 and V20, which should shortly start receiving Android 9.0 Pie.


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Alex Alderson, 2019-09-18 (Update: 2019-09-18)