The LG Wing gains a valuable software feature with its latest update
LG was praised for its innovation with the Wing, its smartphone with a hidden second screen. However, many outlets found the software underpinning the Wing lacking. TechRadar, for example, maligned the inability to switch apps between the main and second screens on the Wing. Oddly, LG included this feature on the V60, its only smartphone in 2020 with a flagship chipset.
Thankfully, LG has listened and introduced several new features to the Wing, including the missing multi-finger gesture to switch apps across its two screens. The new gestures have been working perfectly on our device, and switch orientation depending on how we are holding the device. From what we can tell, this new feature has only been made available to handsets running South Korean firmware, but we would expect LG to bring it to European and US variants, too eventually.
The latest update for the South Korean edition of the Wing has also improved the stability of stock apps that support swivel model and the performance of swivel mode itself. Additionally, the device can now refocus automatically in the default camera app, which we would have thought would have been a given. The update brings the October security patch to the Wing, too. Overall, it is good to see LG bringing more features to the Wing, even if software support will probably cease as of Android 12.