LG Android 9 Pie update : Phone List and Expected Release Date

Google Android Pie 9.0 is the talk of the town from the past few months, the update’s a big one and finally, bring some much-needed changes to the Android Ecosystem. From the past few years, there hasn’t been a major overhaul in the Android world, and the Pie update is what was needed. The Android Pie update has been out in the world from the past few months, along with the Pixel devices some other flagship devices such as the OnePlus 6 and the Essential Phone have been blessed with the Android Pie beta update.

For the rest of the Android devices there comes a question whether the device will get the Android Pie update or not? LG has been quite active from the past 1 year or so and is launching flagship devices back to back, the company recently launched the LG v30s ThinQ and the LG G7 ThinQ, and both of them are performing decently in the market.

LG has been doing not too bad when it comes to updates, and the same trend will be continued with the Android Pie update as well, LG devices might not be the first ones to rock the update, but they will be getting it.

Before we move to the LG Android Pie update list, Here are some of the features of the Android Pie update.

New Features of Android Pie 9.0

LG Android P 9.0 update

1) Dark Mode for AMOLED screens

2) New updates to the Messaging and Notifications

3)�Notch Support or Cut-out support is now available

4) Performance enhancements for Kotlin based apps

5) Enhanced Auto-fill with machine learning

6) Strict permissions for apps as well as apps that are idle

7) Support for Multiple Camera API (Dual, triple camera support now available)

8) Screen Shot option now available in the Power-Off menu and New icons for the Settings menu

9) New HEIF Image compression and improved video codecs for�HDR VP9 video profile 2

10) Neural network API implementation is also added.

List of LG devices eligible for Android P 9.0 Update

LG like any other Android OEM has a custom skin on top of AOSP Android, which means this adds further delays for the update to roll out. Moreover, LG is not known for its Android update track record; it is not terrible but not average either. The South-Korean giant only focuses on offering updates for its flagship devices alone, while budget ones are left to rot on the old version forever, and we haven’t seen these devices getting security update on a�regular basis either.

So, if you’re getting an LG device from the entry level or budget segment, then you should not expect the latest Android Pie 9.0 update for it, as LG doesn’t care for the budget segment. Moving ahead now let’s take a look at when the Android�Pie 9.0 might arrive for the flagships.

If you own the latest LG G7 ThinQ or the LG V30S ThinQ device you need not worry about waiting for this update as you will be getting the update before all of the other LG devices and it’s likely that update will be out in Q1 2019 for sure for these two devices.

LG G7 Android Pie update

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LG G7 ThinQ will be one of the first LG devices to get the Android Pie update. The flagship device is confirmed to get the latest update. Latest reports reveal that LG G7 will be getting the Android 9.0 update in Q4 2018, which according to us leads to rolling out in early to mid-December 2018.

Different LG G7 ThinQ models that will get the update :

Versions: G710EM (Global); G710PM (Sprint), G710VMP (Verizon); G710ULM (USA unlocked); G710EMW (CH, AU, NZL, HKG); G710EAW 128/6 (HKG, SGP, AU, EU); G710AWM (Canada); G710N (South Korea)

LG V35 ThinQ Android 9 Pie Update

LG V35 Android Pie update

LG’s another 2018 flagship the LG V35 is also confirmed to get the Android Pie 9.0 update. The device will be getting the update in Q4 2018 as well. Both the LG G7 ThinQ and the LG V35 ThinQ are expected to get the update around the same time.

LG G6 Android 9 Pie Update

LG G6 Android P update
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The LG G6 was launched with Android Nougat, and has now received the Android Oreo 8.0 update in some regions and is easily eligible for Android Pie 9.0 which one should expect to arrive by the end of the Q1 2019.

LG V30 Android Pie Update

LG V30 Android P 9.0 Update
Image Shows fully featured manual Camera settings on an LG V30

Same goes for the LG V30, it’s on Oreo in some regions, and shall receive the Android Pie 9.0 update. Moreover, the beta update shall begin this winter, and the final version shall arrive after a couple of weeks after it.

And Currently, the LG V30 is getting the Oreo update on carriers like Verizon as well. So an Android Pie 9.0 update is definitely on the cards and will be rolled out in Mid Q1 2019.

LG G5 Update scenario

LG G5 Android P 9.0 Update
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LG G5 is the former flagship of LG, and the device was launched with Android Marshmallow, now updated to Android Nougat. And recently it was said on T-mobile that LG G5 is in the queue for the Oreo update. However, other carriers like Optus from Aus have no details for the same, and this also applies to other LG G5 devices around the world. But the device is not eligible for Android Pie 9.0. As it completes its two major update cycle with Oreo.

List of LG devices not getting Android P 9.0 update

  • LG G5
  • LG Aristo 2(Controversial)
  • LG K8 2018
  • LG Zone 2
  • LG V20
  • LG X4+(Controversial)
  • LG V10
  • LG G Pad IV 8.0 FHD(Controversial)
  • LG Q6
  • LG Q8
  • LG X Venture (H700)
  • LG K10 2018( Controversial)
  • LG K20 Plus
  • LG K8 2017
  • LG K7 2017
  • LG K4 2017
  • LG K3 2017
  • LG U
  • LG 5 SE
  • LG X Style
  • LG X Power
  • LG X Skin
  • LG X5
  • LG X Max
  • LG X Power 2
  • LG X4 Plus
  • LG Zone 4

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4 thoughts on “LG Android 9 Pie update : Phone List and Expected Release Date”

  1. Well so far LG didn’t live up to what they said… quarter 1 is almost over and the LG V35 has not received the 9.0 update


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