[Rolls out in UK, Itlay] T-Mobile LG G7 ThinQ starts getting Android Pie 9.0 update

This story is being continuously updated….new updates are being added at the bottom…..

LG G7 ThinQ is the South Korean electronics manufacturer LG’s last year’s high end phone that is powered by Snapdragon 845 processor. LG G7 is and Android One phone that originally shipped with Android 8.0 Oreo.

The OEM recently released Pie for LG G7 ThinQ devices in regions other than their home country South Korea, which got Pie back in January. While other US carriers like Verizon, Metro PCS and US Cellular pushed the much awaited Android Pie to LG G7 devices, T-Mobile variants were still waiting.

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Android Pie on LG G7 ThinQ on Verizon

But that changes now, as LG G7 ThinQ devices on T-Mobile have finally started receiving the Android 9.0 Pie update. The patch weighs about 1.5 GB approximately and notifies to bring along some bug fixes and performance enhancements.

It should also carry an updated monthly security patch, but that hasn’t been stated clearly in the update notification. Here’s a user shared image of the update notification:

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Android Pie notification on LG G7 ThinQ devices on T-Mobile

While select users have started receiving the Android Pie update, going by the information posted at T-Mobile’s official site, Android Pie is still under testing phase on LG G7 ThinQ units. So the currently circulating update could even be a soak test and the company may begin the wider rollout later.

Here’s what the device’s T-Mobile software update support page reads:

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LG G7 ThinQ T-Mobile update support page

As can be seen in the notification, just in case LG G7 users do not install the update, their units will automatically be upgraded to Android Pie on July 20 between midnight and 3AM. That means, in the coming week, all LG LG ThinQ devices on TMO network will be bumped to Pie.

BTW have you received Android 9.0 Pie on your LG G7 unit? If yes, do share with us your experience by dropping a comment below. As for LG G7 devices in other regions, as we highlighted in our earlier coverage, LG Mobile South Africa says the Pie update will land by the end of August.

Update 1 (July 12)

Android Pie update is now rolling out for carrier as well as unlocked variants of LG G7 devices in the UK region. Details here.

Update 2 (July 22)

Pie update is not rolling out to LG G7 ThinQ (model G710EM brand TIM) devices in Italy region.

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NOTE: Here’s what we know so far about Android Pie’s arrival on other LG phones like LG V40 ThinQ, LG V30 ThinQ and LG V30+. For more LG related bugs/issues, updates, news and stories, interested readers may head here.

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