LG V20 Software Patch Comes with Fixes

The latest smartphone offering LG has made is the company’s own LG V20 flagship. One of the key selling points of this device was that it was the first smartphone to ship with Google’s latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system straight out of the box. Now it looks like LG is trying to keep the device’s software up to date and in order to achieve that LG has started rolling out a major update.

Everyone expected that this update will increase LG V20’s software to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but sadly it doesn’t. The first major network carrier to start rolling out the update is T-Mobile and it has only arrived to US residents for the moment, but it will make its way around the world soon. The update is fairly large, weighing in at 583.3MB and according T-Mobile’s official blog it increases LG V20 build number to H91810j. With that being said, LG V20 users should keep their eyes peeled at their notification panels because the update is being rolled out OTA (over the air). Additionally, in case it didn’t arrive users can always check for it themselves in the Settings panel.

What makes this update so important is the fact that it includes Google’s December security patch and this is essential to Android devices. The reason behind this is that even though Google likes to keep security tight, some minor flaws sometimes manage to slip through the cracks. For example remember the Nexus 6P Android Debugging exploit, which hackers could have used it to remotely execute targeted devices. Even though LG V20 hasn’t been affected by any type of exploits, user security should still be everyone’s top priority.

Additionally, alongside the security bulletin there are a bunch of bug fixes and a patch that’s been developed to fix a known audio issue. Whilst T-Mobile’s blog post didn’t disclose the full patch list, we can be sure that these bug fixes will come in quite useful. Regarding the audio issue, there was a reoccurring issue with LG V20’s audio quality and because this is LG’s flagship device the company moved quick to include a fix.

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