LG is launching a preview program for the Oreo update to the V30, which is basically a public beta. At this time, the beta is limited to only those in South Korea, but for V30 owners the US, this is good because that means Oreo is indeed being worked on and must be nearly ready for rollout.
The update is available to all LG V30 owners who want to participate regardless of their carriers, and prospective testers can join the beta from the Quick Help application on the device by accessing the “LG OS Preview” section.
As yet there is no information regarding the beta program expanding to additional regions, and while the update is currently limited only to the OEM’s homeland, the final release will eventually be distributed to every LG V30 unit around the globe.
According to the official announcement, the Android Oreo update will bring a wide variety of improvements to the company’s latest flagship phone, including better performance and battery life, and additional optimizations leading to faster boot times.
Applications that are not actively used in the foreground will have a lesser impact on power consumption in Android Oreo, and the update will apparently provide “a variety of convenience features” including added support for a wider range of sound devices such as wireless headsets.
Evidently, the purpose of the open beta program in South Korea is to acquire feedback from users and test all the new features before they will be widely introduced in a final build.
As for when that might happen, LG plans on releasing the first stable build of Android Oreo starting with December, however as it’s been the case previously with past updates, this final release will probably commence in South Korea first, before making its way into additional regions.