LG G7 ThinQ and LG V40 ThinQ move one step closer to their official Android Pie updates

LG G7 ThinQ and LG V40 ThinQ move one step closer to their official Android Pie updates
After doing a not-so-stellar job of updating its best smartphones to Android Oreo, LG promised substantial software support improvements that are already starting to materialize.

The company’s recently established Software Upgrade Center may help both the LG G7 ThinQ and V40 ThinQ to receive (relatively) timely official promotions to Android Pie. Of course, the LG G7 One has already made the jump from OS build 8.1 to version 9.0 thanks to its use of “pure Google” software.

The G7 ThinQ will probably be next in line, as suggested by a public beta program kicked off in Korea yesterday. Regardless of their wireless service provider, local users of the “notchy” 6.1-incher can now preview a rough set of Pie goodies, helping iron out the kinks with forum comments that LG plans to listen to.

There’s obviously no telling how fast these beta tests will conclude, but we can reasonably expect a stable update rollout in just a few weeks in Korea, followed shortly by a global expansion.

What seems crystal clear is the G7 ThinQ will be able to score its first major OS makeover far quicker than the LG G6, which waited until April to leave Nougat behind in the company’s homeland, while US carriers got the ball rolling the following month.

The official Android 9.0 Pie update for the LG V40 ThinQ shouldn’t be too far away either, seeing as how the phone is already being benchmarked running the new platform version.

That basically means someone on the inside is trying to assess the performance boost delivered by these sweet Pie treats on LG’s latest flagship handset, which in turn suggests the V40 ThinQ could soon get its own Android 9 public preview. Too bad these betas are always regional affairs.

Related phones

G7 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
V40 ThinQ
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh

FEATURED VIDEO

3 Comments

1. lallolu

Posts: 728; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

V20 !!!

2. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 635; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

V35 update? Please don't f*** me again AT&T... (AT&T f*** me first with Optimus G - it never got KitKat, then they came back for seconds with my that G3 never got Lollipop, then before I finally got sick of the broken GPS and battery life - it was my AT&T G5 that never got Oreo). If they pull that in me again, I'm calling in with threats like Eminem in The Wash...

3. elcapo24682

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 04, 2018

Doesn't make sense at all that you guys gave the V40 a 7 while other phones are 8.5 (which by the way don't offer as much as the V40) and above.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.