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Peak disappointment: New OTA update will leave Sprint LG V40 users fuming

Such great hardware. (Source: Mashable)
Such great hardware. (Source: Mashable)
If you're a user of the Sprint model LG V40 who's been expecting the Pie update...well, look away; today's just not your day. A new OTA update is now rolling out to the last-gen flagship but therein lies disappointment, despair, and misery.
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LG is almost synonymous with awful software update delivery and that trend has continued with the company's last-gen flagship, the LG V40. Users of the Sprint model V40 received a notification of a pending OTA update a few hours ago and may have opened it with high hopes, only to get massively disappointed.

While other models of the LG V40 have all received the update to Android Pie, the Sprint model, for some unknown reason, remains on Android Oreo. That's shambolic, considering the V40 is barely a year old, and Android 10 is already rolling out to flagships launched in the same period, like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and OnePlus 6T.

I daily-drive a V40, so this is all quite a bit annoying to me. You can read more about my frustrations here.

The new update is a simple security patch for October. Prior to this, the last update the Sprint V40 received was the August security patch. The update weighs in at 199.25 MB.

No one knows why the Sprint model of the V40 is yet to receive Pie. More than anything, it's likely an issue from Sprint's end, not LG's. It's still a tad embarrassing, though. This is fine, though; Life's Good.

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Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1959 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
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Ricci Rox, 2019-10-28 (Update: 2019-10-28)