LG G7 ThinQ now rumored to receive update to Android 9.0 in early 2019
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It could be argued that LG is not the best Android OEM for OS updates. Only one of its most recent flagships is on 8.1 (Oreo). Despite the company's recent commitment to a dedicated center for software upgrades, the best it seems to have done lately in this area is a beta for Pie on the G7 ThinQ that is only available to Korean SKUs of this device. However, that may all change soon...slightly.
According to the English translation of a Korean-language update roadmap page bearing LG logos, the G7 ThinQ's stable Pie upgrade is planned for the first quarter of next year (1Q2019). On the other hand, this is the only device that will receive this kind of major update. The G6 from last year will only receive a minor update in which performance-related metrics such as voice-call quality, as well as the "Improvement of the phenomenon that the fingerprint input screen is temporarily invisible when paying LG pay" issue will be fixed.
It is particularly striking that LG's other 2018 flagship, the newer, more expensive, and (in some respects) better-spec'd V40 ThinQ, is not also mentioned as being in line for the Pie upgrade. This device will instead receive prompts to download updates to either implement or fix PentaShot (a camera feature), the parking assistant function, subway notification function and the clock app in 1Q2019. The news may get even worse for global LG fans: the page's text suggests that these updates may be available in Korea only.
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