Sprint follows Verizon’s suit in updating the LG G6 to Android 8.0 Oreo

Hardly what you’d call a bestseller, the LG G6 is still a relatively powerful and good-looking smartphone, even by today’s standards. Unfortunately, the “FullVision” 5.7-incher’s manufacturer sure took its sweet time stabilizing and optimizing Oreo goodies, which finally began rolling out about a month ago… in Korea.

That said, Verizon moved surprisingly (and uncharacteristically) fast in applying its own set of Android 8.0 optimizations (and bloat), following suit with a massive 2GB or so OTA update last week.

Now it’s apparently Sprint’s turn to join the Oreo-flavored party by sending a slightly smaller 1.8GB collection of software add-ons, performance enhancements and security patches to the LS993 model over-the-air.

If you own a “Now Network”-locked LG G6, you should be able to install the update right away without manually checking for it. Remember to fully charge your battery first, connect to a strong Wi-Fi or make sure you have enough high-speed mobile data left, and then gear up for a lengthy and eclectic list of upgrades, including background limits, smart text selection, Autofill, Picture-in-Picture mode, and a fully redesigned emoji set. Your move, AT&T and T-Mobile. And yes, the G6’s European rollout is underway, as promised, slowly expanding across the entire continent.

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).