LG has finally rolled out Android 9.0 (Pie) update for its G7 ThinQ smartphone starting from Korea, as it had promised last month. The company has also shared update schedule for older smartphones, including some of the Q and X series smartphones in Korea, which extends throughout the year. Hope we can expect the global roll out soon after the roll out in Korea.
LG Android Pie update schedule for Korea
- Q1 2019: LG G7 ThinQ , LG V35 ThinQ
- Q2 2019 : LG V40 ThinQ, LG V30, LG V30S
- Q3 2019: LG G6, LG V20, LG Q8 (2018)
- Q4 2019 : LG Q9, LG X5 (2018)
The LG G7 ThinQ Android Pie update is 1.35GB in size. Check out the complete changelog below.
- Pie OS has been applied.
- Added gesture home button function. Drag the Home button up to view your recent history, or drag left or right to switch to your recently used apps
- Added setting to always adjust the media volume when the volume button is pressed.
- A preview is provided in the bottom right corner when capturing the screen.
- Added battery saving feature.
- You can set whether each app runs in the background.
- The screen rotation button is provided in the home touch button area when the screen rotation is necessary.
- Security has been enhanced to enable power off after unlocking.
- A lock icon display setting has been added to enhance security. Pressing and holding the power button will stop Smart Lock, biometrics, and lock screen notifications when you lock.
- When you set the auto brightness, you learn the brightness control pattern and it is automatically set to the preferred brightness.
- Added “Sunset to sunrise” setting in easy-to-view mode.
- Manage folder access and Wi-Fi control permissions for your app.
- SD card encryption no longer restricts the ability to lock the screen with only a PIN or password.
- Added Magic Photo function to the camera.
- Fixed home screen layout fix so that apps and widget locations on the Home screen do not change regardless of user’s intent.
- Dual app functionality has been added. You can install one more SNS or Messenger app to use with different accounts.