Korean smartphone company LG hasn’t been doing very well over the past few years. In fact, its phone unit has been dealing with losses for over four and a half years now and it even had to move its manufacturing facility out of South Korea to recover the losses. Despite all that, the brand hasn’t stopped itself from dishing out new flagships, experimenting with dual-screen enhancements, or launching new budget phones in price-sensitive markets.
And what seems to be a constant for the brand is the fact that it keeps rolling out updates to its Android devices. In 2018, it launched the LG V40 ThinQ flagship, which ran on Android 8.1 Oreo and didn’t receive Android 9 Pie until May 2019. While the Android 10 update is still pending, LG V40 ThinQ is getting the March 2020 security patches and some new features with a recent OTA update in India.
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Details of the update
LG is rolling out a 710MB update to the V40 ThinQ with build number PKQ1.190202.011. The update brings some useful features and the foremost is support for Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi). Wi-Fi calling in India has gained tremendous traction recently, as many phone-makers have released support for the service. Other than that, the update brings Google’s Digital Wellbeing to the V40 ThinQ including features like Wind Down and Focus Mode and dedicated quick settings tiles. Besides these, the update also adds a native screen recorder to the smartphone.
The V40 ThinQ also gets Google’s security patches from March 2020. While the April 2020 security patches for Pixel devices are already live, we can’t blame LG India for the delay considering how the situation in the country has panned out owing to the Covid-19 crisis.
As pointed out by an XDA Junior member, the update also brings a bug– the battery graph isn’t showing since the update so there is a chance LG might pull the update back to fix this. Meanwhile, LG hasn’t released the Android 10 update for the V40 ThinQ, but reports suggest that it could happen very soon. Meanwhile, the availability of kernel sources has permitted developers to furnish custom ROMs including LineageOS 17 for the LG V40 ThinQ.
So, if you own an LG V40 ThinQ device, you are in line for some great update son your device