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The Sprint LG V40 gets a surprising Christmas update

The LG V40 ThinQ is, like most recent LG flagships, a great device with a few shortcomings. (Source: AndroidPIT)
The LG V40 ThinQ is, like most recent LG flagships, a great device with a few shortcomings. (Source: AndroidPIT)
Unconfirmed reports claim that there was much merriment and jubilation on the streets as owners of the Sprint LG V40 ThinQ finally received the update they'd been waiting eons for. Clap your hands and feel the power; the Pie update is here.
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LG launched the V40 ThinQ a year ago. The flagship ran Android Oreo out of the box even though Pie had been released by then, and it wasn't until the second quarter of this year that the Pie update started rolling out to V40 units. Sprint models were exempt from the rollout for some reason but, thankfully, things have now changed. 

A few hours ago, owners of the Sprint model of the V40 ThinQ started receiving the much-awaited Pie update. Better than late than never, most would say. The update weighs in as a lithe 1.65 GB download and doubles up as the December security patch. 

There doesn't seem to be much in the way of visible new features, sadly. The UI sees few to no changes, and what features the update does bring are mostly Pie-standard ones: Adaptive battery, gestures, and the likes. The few new features include a screen recorder, Dual App, and a new option to swipe on the fingerprint reader to view the notification panel.

It's a bit sad that a major flagship like the V40 ThinQ is only just receiving the Pie update, especially since the V40's biggest rival, the Galaxy Note 9, has already gotten several Android 10 betas. We have a feeling users of the device will just be glad to be on a more recent version of Android, though, and rightfully so.

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Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1974 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, 2019-12-27 (Update: 2019-12-29)