T-Mobile resumes rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo update for LG V30

T-Mobile has been trying to provide LG V30 owners in the United States with the Android 8.0 Oreo update for about a month now. While the unlocked variant has already received the update, T-Mobile halted the rollout a few days after it started.

Today, the US carrier confirmed it has resumed the LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo rollout, but there are few things that owners should be aware of before attempting to download the update. First off, all LG V30 owners should update the McAfee Security for T-Mobile App to version 4.9 or higher before installing Oreo.

Another important announcement T-Mobile …


Android 8.0 Oreo update for the T-Mobile LG V30 is halted again

While one update for T-Mobile customers will resume tonight, another had the breaks applied to it on Saturday. As we told you yesterday, those with the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will start receiving the update to Android 8.0 beginning at 10pm PDT tonight. The update was first disseminated on April 1st and stopped two days later. If all goes to plan, 39 days will have elapsed between T-Mobile’s halt of the update, and its resumption this evening.

And that brings us to today’s news. Last month, T-Mobile twice delayed the Android 8.0 update for its LG V30 variant. The carrier …

Unlocked LG V30 starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo in the US

Although all major carriers in the United States have already released Android 8.0 Oreo updates for the LG V30, the unlocked model hasn’t received the update yet. It’s common knowledge that unlocked smartphone models are the first to receive major Android OS updates, followed by carrier-bound versions.

Well, it appears that LG was forced by US carriers to deliver Android Oreo updates to their units first, and then offer the same service to consumers who bought the unlocked models.

If you’ve been wondering what’s happening with the unlocked LG V30, it appears that Android 8.0 Oreo …

LG V30 is finally getting Android 8.0 Oreo at T-Mobile, but not the easy way

T-Mobile is the last US carrier which hasn’t yet provided LG V30 owners with an Android 8.0 Oreo update. It’s been more than a month since the other three major carriers in the country released Oreo updates for the V30, but for some reason, T-Mobile was forced to delay it.

Usually, these updates are deployed OTA (over the air), so you don’t really have to do anything aside from waiting to be notified when you can download it. For those impatient, there’s another method that sometimes allows them to get a major update slightly earlier by simply heading to the Settings menu and force pull …

Verizon LG V30 owners receive update giving their phone AI CAM and ThinQ name

Verizon is performing a little magic on its variant of the LG V30. They are waving a magic wand (borrowed from Harry Potter, of course) and turning the LG V30 into the LG V30 ThinQ. The update, which carries software version VS99620b, adds AI CAM to the handset’s camera. This allows the camera to analyze the subject and recommend one of four filters available. Each filter optimizes certain settings like contrast, saturation and color. these recommendations are made after the AI CAM places the subject of a photograph into one of eight different categories such as “people, pets, food, flowers, city, …

Lease the LG V30+ for just $12/month, or the LG G6 for only $6/month from Sprint

Ok, Mr. Claure. You got our attention, and the attention of many phone fanatics and other consumers in the U.S. After all of the previous deals Sprint has promoted recently, including last month’s controversial 50% off Apple iPhone X lease, this new deal involving the LG V30+ and the LG G6 might finally resonate with the public. For a limited time only, you can lease either model for 68% off the usual lease price, using Sprint’s Flex lease plan.

This means that for 18-months, you can pay only $12 a month to lease the LG V30+ after taking into consideration the $26 in 18 monthly bill credits …

T-Mobile may have delayed the LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo update again

T-Mobile announced less than two weeks ago that its LG V30 variant will receive the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update in mid-April. Unfortunately, if you’ve purchased your LG V30 from T-Mobile, you’ll probably have to wait a while longer.

Although the roll-out should have started this week, T-Mobile support says LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo update is a few weeks away. If you’re not aware of T-Mobile’s previous statement, it’s worth mentioning the carrier said it was forced to delay the update due to LG making a “booboo.”

Well, it appears that the “booboo” was more serious they have …

T-Mobile's LG V30 to be updated to Android Oreo in two weeks

According to a tweet disseminated on Friday by T-Mobile’s product tester Des, the carrier’s version of the LG V30 was supposed to have been updated to Android Oreo this week. However, to quote the tweet, “…the OEM made a booboo and they’re spinning a new build.” Des went on to say that once T-Mobile receives the new build, it will validate it and push it out to its subscribers sporting the LG V30. He says that this should happen in about two weeks.

Verizon’s variant of the LG V30 received Android 8.0 last month, as did the AT&T branded LG V30, and the version of the phone offered by …

LG V30 is getting Android 8.0 Oreo with March security patch at Sprint

It appears that Sprint is the second US carrier to provide LG V30 owners with an Android 8.0 Oreo update. After Verizon pushed the update to its LG V30 units, Sprint is reportedly making the same move.

If you’re looking for a confirmation from the carrier, you won’t find it since Sprint has yet to publish the official changelog or update the LG V30’s support page. However, some customers who received Android 8.0 Oreo say the update weighs in at 1.7GB.

Moreover, it includes the March security patch, the latest update released by Google early this month. Since Sprint has just kicked …

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs LG V30


A glance at the Samsung Galaxy S9+ next to the LG V30 wouldn’t be enough to pick a favorite. It’s just that both have so much in common: immersive OLED displays, dual cameras, glass-on-metal construction, and the list goes on. But while these two Android phones are similar, they’re far from identical. Let us walk you through the factors setting them apart.

Design

Glass and metal are the fanciest materials you’ll find on a mainstream smartphone right now. They’re employed on both the Galaxy S9+ and the LG V30, which results in the undoubtedly premium look and feel of the two devices. …