LG smartphone brand is slowly diminishing from the smartphone market. There was a time when LG tried to bring in devices which were a good competitor to current flagship devices. However, time is slowly slipping from their hands and it is high time that LG needs to do something to refresh its smartphone portfolio.
Customers are facing the same issue at their end, as they are not receiving timely security or firmware updates on their smartphones. This is ultimately reacting to LG mobile sales, as according to an official report from LG, the company saw a sales decline by almost 21% YoY for Q2 2019 as compared to Q2 2018.
It is simply not the best effort that the company is putting in the smartphone market, because they need to be more aggressive and bring in more smartphones to cover up their bases in every segment. Looking at the Counterpoint Research report, only 16% of the LG devices sold after Q3 2018 (till Q2 2019) is running on the Android 9 Pie, which is quite a disappointing number.
Looking at the brighter side, LG has recently pushed out the latest September 2019 security update for the LG G7 ThinQ. This new version carries the build number PKQ1.18105.001 and version number V20d and weighs around 178.98MB in size. The official changelog does not mention anything new apart from the new security patch.
Talking about the device, the LG G7 ThinQ was released in 2018 and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 paired with 4/6GB of RAM. It offers 64/128GB of internal storage and houses a 3000 mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0. The main USP of the device is the dual rear camera that sports a 16MP+16MP lenses and a single 8MP camera on the front.
Below is the official changelog and the screenshot of the new update received on the LG G7 ThinQ:
- Security updates made by Google have been included in this update.
Note that the update is rolled out via OTA in batches and will take some time to reach your device. However, you can always go ahead and check for the update manually by heading to Settings>>System>>Update Center>>Software Update>>Check Now. If a new update is available, a notification will show and you can tap on it to install the update.
However, if you have received the update notification, then you need to have patience and let the update arrive in your region. One interesting thing is that this update has been confirmed to receive in Italy but it is expected to roll out globally.
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