South Korean electronics giant LG recently released a list of smartphones that will be receiving the Android 9.0 Pie update this year. The list includes the company’s 2017 flagship G series smartphone, the G6. While the stable Pie update for the G6 is not expected to arrive anytime soon, the smartphone has been caught on the Geekbench database running on Android Pie.
LG G6 Android Pie Update to Arrive Sooner Than Expected?
The LG G6 Android Geekbench listing suggests the Android Pie update for the smartphone is currently in the testing stage. While the smartphone usually achieves over 1,800 points in the single-core and over 4,000 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench, the G6 running on Android Pie scored just 1,728 points in the single-core and 3,454 points in the multi-core test. Going by the benchmark scores, the software team at LG may take some more time to fully optimize the Android Pie update for the G6.
LG has so far confirmed that it will be updating the G7 ThinQ to Android Pie in the first half of the year. No timeline has been provided regarding the Pie update rollout for other eligible smartphones like the G6, V30 ThinQ, and V40 ThinQ. It is possible that LG will begin rolling out the stable Pie update for the other eligible smartphones only in the second half of the year. The only LG smartphone that has already been updated to Pie is the G7 One, which is part of the Android One program. The LG G6 was launched in early 2017 with the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box. Last year, the smartphone received the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Since the G6 has already received one major OS upgrade so far, Android Pie will be the last major OS upgrade that the smartphone will receive. With the exception of Google Pixel devices, most Android OEMs roll out only two major OS upgrades to their mid-range and flagship smartphones.