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LG to roll out Android 10 to V series, G series, and K series phones starting February

LG V50 ThinQ will be the first V series smartphone to receive the Android 10 update, followed by V40 ThinQ and others.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | January 28, 2020 | Updated 17:40 IST
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Highlights

  • LG V50 ThinQ will receive the Android 10 update in February
  • LG G8X will get the update in the second quarter of 2020
  • Remaining G series, V series, and K series phones will be updated in the third quarter of 2020

The Android 10 release roadmap for LG smartphones is out after a long wait. LG is infamous for delayed software updates, including those that bring new Android versions, on its smartphones. But the delay is seemingly over, at least for LG smartphone in the Italy region. LG Italy has announced Android 10 update will begin rolling out to smartphones starting February. The flagships will be upgraded as and when the rollout starts, followed by the K series smartphones.

LG will start the rollout with flagship devices that include the V50 ThinQ, V40 ThinQ, G8X ThinQ, G8s ThinQ, and G7 ThinQ. The K-series smartphones, including K50S, K40S, Q60, and K50, will begin receiving the update sometime later. While LG is pushing the update to some its recent smartphones, the future of its other devices, such as the Q series and W series, looks uncertain. In a press statement, LG Italy also said that the Android 10 update will bring the LG UX 9.0 to the smartphones.

Breaking down the rollout roadmap further, LG said that V50 ThinQ will be the first device that will be updated to Android 10 in February. Later, in the second quarter of 2020, LG G8X will receive the update. During the third quarter of the year, remaining devices, including some G series phones and all of the K series devices, will be updated.

Android 10 will bring features such as granular controls for notifications, improved privacy settings, optimised background handling of apps, and more. Dark mode will also be available on the eligible smartphones. LG has customised the operating system to add its own features as a part of its skin called the LG UX 9.0.
The roadmap for the Android 10 rollout has been announced by LG Italy, which means that it will be centred in Italy. For LG smartphones elsewhere, there is no information on when the update will be available.

Commenting on the news, David Draghi, Sales Director of Mobile Communications LG Electronics Italia, said, LG has always cared about the end consumer and his needs, for this reason, he is committed to offering the best technologies, supported by the best performing operating systems. Since LG established the global Software Upgrade Center, the goal has been to extend software updates to as many customers as possible.

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