Verizon LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Released

Verizon LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Released

Sony had promised that it would bring the latest Android Oreo update to the two smartphones and it seems that the company is keeping its promise. Now, if you are having a Xperia R1 and R1 Plus and are residing in India then you will receive the update to Android 8.0 Oreo on your device automatically via an over-the-air update.

The new Oreo update comes with a feature that reminds you of the unfinished tasks like email in the drafts.

There's no follow-up model yet as it is too early but good news, the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus are getting the Android Oreo update.

Android 8.0 Oreo transports a slew of exciting features, including support for Picture-in-Picture (PiP), notification channels and adaptive icons, as well as a plethora of bug fixes, stability improvements and an exciting new Easter egg. On the Sony Mobile discussion forum, users claim to have encountered various issues ranging from crashes with third-party apps, degraded touch responsiveness, and problems connecting to hidden Wi-Fi SSID networks.


Sony launched the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus in India a year ago in October with Android 7.1 Nougat running out of the box. Unfortunately, the update only includes the January security patch and not the latest one from March or even February.

Both smartphones look the same and have similar specifications, except from differences in RAM and inbuilt storage. The Sony Xperia R1 Plus has a bigger 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The dual SIM handsets now run Android Oreo, and sport 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) TFT displays. Internally, the phones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, and a 13MP camera is present at the back, followed by the 8MP shooter on the front.

On the camera front, both the devices feature 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, Exmor Sony sensor, 8x digital zoom and LED flash.

The Xperia R1 Plus and Xperia R1 feature a 2620mAh battery.

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