Notebookcheck

The LG G6 and V20 Android 9.0 Pie roll-out is a mess

The LG G6 and V20 have still not received stable Android 9.0 Pie builds worldwide, despite promises to the contrary. (Image source: PhoneArena)
The LG G6 and V20 have still not received stable Android 9.0 Pie builds worldwide, despite promises to the contrary. (Image source: PhoneArena)
At the turn of this year, LG promised to deliver Android 9.0 Pie to the G6 and V20 by Q3 2019. Has it delivered? If you are a G6 owner then possibly, but many are still awaiting Pie on their handsets as we head ever deeper into Q4. By contrast, LG has offered only the faintest of glimmers for the V20, with all variants missing the self-imposed Q3 deadline.

Last month, we reported on there being "light at the end of the tunnel" for the LG G6 and V20, with it looking likely that both devices would soon receive Android 9.0 Pie. LG had promised to roll-out the OS upgrade to both by Q3 2019, but we are now into Q4, and that is only partially true.

According to MyLGPhones, a website that has proved a reliable source about LG software updates, certain variants of the G6 started receiving Android 9.0 Pie in the final week of September. However, the roll-out remains on-going with the EE variant of the H870 only receiving the OS update yesterday. Moreover, the roll-out in North America is patchy at best. While Verizon has pushed out the update to its G6 handsets, the unlocked US997 is still stuck on Android Oreo, as is the Canadian H873 variant. Worse still, there have been reports of LG Bridge downgrading the H870DS from Android Oreo to Android Nougat and then up to Android Pie, wiping the internal storage in the process.

Meanwhile, there remains no sight of Android 9.0 Pie for the LG V20 anywhere. LG published the Pie-based kernel sources for South Korean models earlier this month, but all devices currently remain on Android 8.0 Oreo. The company has not published a revised release schedule either, leaving everyone in the dark over whether its former flagship will even see Pie before the end of the year.

LG G6 on sale now at Amazon
Battery of V20 on sale now at Amazon

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Especially English native speakers welcome!

Currently wanted: 
News and Editorial Editor - Details here

Source(s)

Read all 12 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2019 10 > The LG G6 and V20 Android 9.0 Pie roll-out is a mess
Alex Alderson, 2019-10-16 (Update: 2019-10-19)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor - @aldersonaj
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.