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Verizon rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update to the LG G6

One year ago   |   By Phone Arena

It looks like Verizon is the first US carrier to roll out the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for the LG G6. Unfortunately, Verizon hasn't yet updated the phone's support page, so it's unclear what security patch the update contains.
However, we do know this is a pretty sizable update, as it weighs in at around 1.9GB, so make sure you have enough storage before attempting to download it. Thanks to a screenshot, we also know some of the changes confirmed to be part of the update: Picture In Picture, Notifications Visual Cleanup, and Notifications Badges.
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Android Oreo is now rolling out to LG G6 on Verizon, unlocked Moto Z

Android Oreo is now rolling out to LG G6 on Verizon, unlocked Moto Z

One year ago   |   By 9to5Google

Android Oreo's rollout has been pretty slow since its debut on the Pixel family last year , but in the past couple of months, the floodgates have finally started to open for other devices. Today, Oreo is on its way to the LG G6 and the original Moto Z.
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Unlocked Motorola Moto Z receives update to Android Oreo in the U.S

Unlocked Motorola Moto Z receives update to Android Oreo in the U.S

One year ago   |   By Phone Arena

Those in the U.S. sporting the unlocked Motorola Moto Z are beginning to receive Android 8.0 at long last. The phone received the update in Brazil back in March, and earlier this month a small number of stateside Moto Z owners had their unit updated. Others used a workaround to manually update their Moto Z, but this required the bootloader to be unlocked.
The 1.4GB update is now rolling out OTA to those unlocked Moto Z units in the U.S. that did not receive it earlier in May. That would mean that a huge percentage of those toting this model are anxiously ...
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