LG Aristo 3 (Plus) Android Pie update begins rolling out in the U.S.

LG is still rolling out Android 9 Pie updates to some of its devices with only a few weeks left before the year comes to a conclusion.

No, the year ending isn’t a big deal, but the fact that Android 10 is already available on a handful of devices speaks volumes about where LG is positioned in the smartphone industry.

In a Counterpoint Research published in August showing the Android version share for top 10 OEMs, LG ranked 8th only ahead of Alcatel and Tecno with 16% of its devices running Android Pie at the time.

Source: Counterpoint Research

This tells you how slow LG is when it comes to rolling out Android OS updates to eligible devices. It also explains why a device like the LG V20, a flagship at the time of its launch, only managed to pick up Android Pie a couple of weeks ago.

As of this writing, a couple more LG devices are receiving the same Android Pie update, this time the LG Aristo 3 and Aristo 3 Plus. We had reported about the imminent arrival of the update for the duo, which is sold in the U.S. through Metro by T-Mobile, a week ago.

First spotted by LG-centric publication MyLGPhones, the Aristo 3 is receiving the Pie update as software version X220MA20A while the Plus variant is getting the same update as version X220MB20A.

LG Aristo 3 (Plus)

Besides the new Pie features, the updates also improve the security patch level of the Aristo 3 and its plus counterpart to October 2019. Not the latest version available, but still a welcome improvement given the standards of the two devices.

From the Settings menu, go to the ‘General’ tab and tap Update Center > System update > Check for update and stick to the on-screen instructions to download and install the latest software update on your Aristo 3 set. If the OTA isn’t available, you can get the Pie update via the LG Bridge.

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