LG G7 ThinQ gets Android 9 Pie update in South Korea

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The South Korean giant, LG started the Android 9 Pie beta testing for LG G7 ThinQ last year in November with a promise to deliver the update in Q1 2019. Now, LG has finally rolled out the Android 9.0 Pie update for the G7 ThinQ.

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Here’s what the changelog includes, the update will have the native Android 9 Pie gesture navigation system that you’ve seen on Pixel Smartphones. The home button will be minimized in a small shaped button along with a back button while a short swipe-up from the home button brings the recent apps menu.

The update also includes the Android 9 Pie battery optimization features. LG has added support for dual apps which will be able to run two apps of the same kind simultaneously.

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Aside from the LG G7 ThinQ update, the company has also shared the updates scheduled for some older LG smartphones which include the phones from Q and X series.

Android Pie update schedule for LG smartphones in 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 sized at 1.35 GB. Here’s the complete changelog of the update below.

LG G7 ThinQ Android Pie Update Changelog

  • 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.

The changelog has been translated from Korean.

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