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Android 10 edges nearer for the LG G7 ThinQ

LG released the G7 ThinQ running Android 8.0 Oreo in May 2018. (Image source: LG)
LG released the G7 ThinQ running Android 8.0 Oreo in May 2018. (Image source: LG)
Fancy trying Android 10 a few months early on the G7 ThinQ? Well, you soon can, although there are caveats. LG has even published the device's Android 10 kernel source code, a good sign that the OS upgrade is on its way to seeing a stable release.

The G7 ThinQ will soon be two-years-old, but LG is sticking to its plan of upgrading its former flagship to Android 10. Likely its last OS upgrade having been launched on Android 8.0 Oreo, the G7 ThinQ is due to receive Android 10 in Q2 2020. This only applies to South Korean handsets though, with the rest of the world having to wait until Q3 before seeing Android 10. However, some handsets will be eligible to try Android 10 a lot sooner than those rough dates.

LG has already published the device's Android 10 kernel source code, as reported by MyLGPhones last week, which you can view here. The company also announced that it would be opening its Android 10 beta program for the G7 ThinQ this week. Unfortunately, only South Korean units are eligible to join the beta program for the time being.

If your device meets that criteria, then you can register for the beta program in the LG Quick Help app. It may be possible to flash a South Korean firmware to your device if you fancy trying Android 10 early, but there are risks with doing so. Please also keep in mind that these early beta builds will contain more bugs than the eventual stable release will.

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MyLGPhones (1) (2) & Piunikaweb via LG Korea

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Alex Alderson, 2020-02-10 (Update: 2020-02-14)
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