Today in Android: Nokia 5, 6 and AT&T LG V30 to Receive Oreo Update

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Mar 28, 2018
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Most of last year’s Nokia devices have had little to offer on the hardware front. However, their software game more than makes up for the folly. After resurrecting the Nokia brand, HMD Global promised major OS updates for all their devices, and they’ve been receiving them without fail, so far. The latest devices to join the Oreo club are last years Nokia 5 and 6, which began receiving the Android Oreo 8.1 update in some markets. The update is around 866.7MB in size for the Nokia 5 and 933.8MB for the Nokia 6, and it brings all the standard Oreo 8.1 features. Here’s the complete changelog:

  • Translucent notification center and taskbar. Taskbar shows the underlying color of the page.
  • Notification center gets dark/light theme according to the wallpaper
  • Search toolbar on the top of the Settings menu and a few UI changes
  • Power menu looks similar to the one on the Google Pixel 2
  • “App is running in the background” and “Drawing over other apps” notifications can be disabled
  • Increased padding on both sides of the status bar
  • New corrected Hamburger Emoji (the most important one of the lot, clearly)
  • Bluetooth device battery levels in the Quick Settings panel when a Bluetooth accessory is connected to your phone

The Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 5 is available in India, Indonesia (TA-1053), and Tunisia (TA-1053). For now, the Nokia 6’s Android 8.1 update is currently available in India. We can expect it to be rolled out in other locations shortly. As a cherry on top, it also brings the March security patch with it.

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AT&T LG V30 now receiving Android Oreo with LG V30S AI features

If you’re one of the dozen people that own an LG V30, expect to see a major update hitting your device OTA. After a lacklustre performance of the LG V30, the company released the LG V30S ThinQ which brought LG’s Vision AI and Voice AI features to a slightly higher-end version of the LG V30. LG promised to bring these features to the V30 in the upcoming Oreo update, and it appears that the company is keeping its promise. After rolling out to the Verizon model, the AT&T LG V30 Android Oreo update is now rolling out.

image courtesy XDA developers

The update AT&T’s LG V30 Oreo update is a big one at around 1.8GB as it includes Android 8.0.0 as well as the March 2018 security patch. Other than all of the usual Android 8.0 Oreo features such as picture-in-picture mode, and autofill, the update brings the AI features as promised. For example, the new “AI Cam” mode in the camera app lets you identify images, scan QR codes, change scene modes automatically, and more, much like what we’ve seen on some Huawei devices such as the View 10.

Source: XDA developers

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