The LG G7 ThinQ, for instance, was supposed to receive an official software makeover during the first three months of 2019, which did happen at the very beginning of the year but only in the company's homeland. Other markets, like Italy and the US, have had to wait until this week for an over-the-air notification of Android 9.0 Pie availability.
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.