The LG V30, LG's plus-size flagship for 2017, is now receiving an Android Oreo beta update within South Korea. The phone, announced in August, launched running Android Nougat – and given the lack of promptness that LG has shown in the past with Android updates and the fact that the LG V20 was the first phone to launch with Android Nougat, V30 buyers were understandably underwhelmed. Fortunately, 3 months on it seems that LG is getting with the times (at least in South Korea) and taking steps to begin the roll out of Android Oreo on their flagship phones.
According to user and blog reports, the Android Oreo beta for the device includes the November 2017 Android security patch as well as the usual laundry list of Android Oreo improvements. The update is 1.2GB in size and also includes several bug fixes and other improvements. It's rolling out to the LG V30 and the V30+ in South Korea at the moment (V30+ versions with the unit number V300L19C, and V30 versions with the unit number V300K19c.) Unfortunately, user testing has shown that this build does not include Project Treble. As of yet, we're unsure if this is a temporary omission for the first build or if LG do not plan on adopting Project Treble, but either way this omission is slightly disappointing.
Users in South Korea will have to sign up for the beta program to get the Oreo beta on their LG V30, using the Quick Help app. It seems LG is gearing up for an official launch in South Korea some time this month, so we're impressed at their fast working pace. regardless, it's only a matter of time until Oreo hits other markets, and we cannot wait.
What do you guys think? Are you excited to see this beta hit western markets? Are you on a plane to South Korea right now just so you can get your first taste of Android Oreo on your LG V30? Let us know down below in the comments, or post over in the forums with your thoughts.