LG’s 2017 flagship, the G6 has been caught on Geekbench running on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. The listing basically confirms that LG is testing its Oreo firmware for the G6 currently, and it does seem likely that final Oreo update will begin rolling out globally in the coming weeks. While LG used to be quite slow with Android upgrades in the past, things are very different now. For the last two years, LG’s G-series flagships have been among the first to receive a new major Android update. LG began rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the G4 in November 2015, while the G6 Android 7.0 Nougat update was released in November last year in South Korea.
However, unlike the past two years, LG is yet to share its Android 8.0 Oreo update plans this year. It remains to be seen if this means the company will be a little slower with the Android 8.0 update rollout. We expect LG to begin rolling out the Oreo update for the G6 before the end of the year, at least in South Korea. Carrier variants of the G6 in other markets could perhaps need to wait until early 2018 to receive the same update. Apart from the G6, LG is likely to bring Android Oreo goodness to its other recent flagships such as the V20 and V30.
In terms of performance, it doesn’t look like the Oreo update will have any significant impact, at least when it comes to benchmarks. The G6 running on Android 8.0 Oreo managed a single-core score of 1858 and a multi-core score of 4137. Both the scores are roughly identical to what the G6 currently scores. In terms of actual system performance, you can definitely look forward to an improved experience, thanks to the various performance optimizations Android 8.0 Oreo brings to the table. You can also look forward to a new picture-in-picture mode, auto-fill in apps, notification dots, new emojis, background execution limits, adaptive icons, and improved audio.