Official Android 9.0 Pie update starts rolling out for US unlocked LG G7 ThinQ

Official Android 9.0 Pie update starts rolling out for US unlocked LG G7 ThinQ
Before LG releases yet another flagship smartphone or two, the company still has a few loose ends to tie up in terms of software support for older high-end models. Case in point, 2018's G7 ThinQ, which made its commercial debut last summer running Android 8.0 Oreo and remains stuck with that outdated OS version in a number of places and on several major carriers.

Technically, the Snapdragon 845-powered device began receiving Pie-flavored goodies many months ago, but as is often the case, it took an excruciatingly long time for that official update to spread its wings to the US. Verizon was the first local wireless service provider to allow its subscribers to leave Oreo behind on their LG G7 ThinQ units, followed by US Cellular and almost right after that by T-Mobile.

According to the folks over at MyLGPhones, US unlocked variants of the G7 ThinQ are now finally being treated to the Android 9.0 makeover, although the gradual over-the-air rollout might still need a couple of weeks to reach every single eligible unit around the nation. While waiting, it's always a good idea to regularly perform manual checks for the update, and if you feel like you can't wait any longer, pulling the collection of UI tweaks and performance enhancements via the LG Bridge tool is also an option.

Even though the OTA delivery is clearly only getting started, a couple of Redditors are already happy to report the LG Bridge download is indeed up and running. In addition to all your typical Android Pie improvements, the update also contains Google's June 2019 security patches. For those keeping count, this leaves only two major US G7 ThinQ versions powered by Android Oreo. Specifically, the AT&T and Sprint-locked models.

When it comes to unlocked LG handsets released in the last couple of years, the G7 joins the V40 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ in the Android Pie club, with the V30 undoubtedly next in line... sooner or later.

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