The LG V30 was announced on August 31, 2017, but has been released in only a few markets so far. This is perplexing as the V30 is intended to be LG’s premium smartphone for the second half of 2017, and it has a list of flagship specifications to match. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, 6-inch WQHD+ (2880×1440) P-OLED display, dual 16MP standard angle + 13MP wide angle cameras, and a 3,300mAh battery. It was released with Android 7.1 Nougat.
At the start of November, reports stated that LG would soon send an Oreo beta preview for V30 owners in South Korea. However, up till now, there have been no reports of the Oreo beta’s roll-out. This changes today, as The Android Soul has reported that the Oreo beta roll-out has started for South Korea, as promised. XDA Senior Member snaketooth2017 has stated on our forums that he has received the OTA for the Android 8.0 Oreo beta on his LG V30.
According to The Android Soul’s report, the Oreo beta includes the November 1, 2017 security patch. The update is 1.2GB in size and is also said to include several bug fixes and other improvements. It is also rolling-out to the LG V30+ in South Korea. The version for V30+ handsets is V300L19C, and the version for V30 units is V300K19c.
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. If LG is accepting new members in the beta program, there will be a LG OS Preview banner within the app. The Android Soul notes that usually, only a limited number of users get to try out the beta first, given it is expected to have bugs and issues. LG has previously said that the stable Android 8.0 Oreo update for the V30 will be released in December in Korea.
XDA Senior Member snaketooth2007 received the update on his LG V30 unit. After he ran the terminal command to check whether Project Treble was present in the build, he reported that it came false. This means that Project Treble is not present in the build. It’s currently unknown whether LG will include Project Treble in the stable Oreo update for the V30.
The state of Android Oreo updates is still slow and limited so far. HTC has started sending the Oreo update to the unlocked U11, while OnePlus has released OxygenOS 5.0 on top of Android Oreo for the OnePlus 3/3T. Nokia and Sony have also sent updates to the Nokia 8 and the Sony Xperia XZ Premium as well as the Xperia XZ and XZs respectively.
When it comes to beta programs, Samsung has an Oreo beta program going on for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, while the OnePlus 5 received Oreo Open Beta recently. Essential has also started a beta for the Oreo update for the PH-1. The updates will likely pick up speed as we head closer to 2018.