According to Google's recently refreshed (after a long time) Android distribution chart
, only a little over 10 percent of active devices running the world's most popular mobile OS are currently on the latest platform version. That's certainly a disappointing number considering the already advanced age of the Pie flavor, but while brands like Samsung
and Nokia have done a decent job
of updating older phones, HTC
Our guess is Big Red will ramp up Android Pie delivery over the next 24 hours or so, with all the other major US wireless service providers likely to follow suit in a matter of days or, worst case scenario, a few weeks. That being said, this is a handset that should have really been updated months ago. Seeing as how it was released shortly after the Galaxy S9
, LG has no excuse for needing so much more time than Samsung
to optimize the Pie-flavored goodie pack for Western markets.
Of course, all's well that ends well, and if Android 9.0 makes your heart desire the LG G7 ThinQ, Best Buy still has the 6.1-incher on sale
at an affordable grand total of $240 with upfront Verizon activation or monthly installments.