Sprint LG G7 ThinQ Android Pie update imminent as kernel source code goes live; Calling PLUS being replaced by VoLTE
The year is 2020 and every owner of an Android flagship smartphone from the recent past is looking forward to receiving an update to Android 10, the latest and greatest that Google has today, if they haven’t already.
It’s the least you could expect after spending a small fortune on a handheld a year or two ago. But unfortunately, that’s too much to ask from both LG and Sprint as far as the LG G7 ThinQ is concerned.
Instead, the Sprint variant of the G7 ThinQ is still stuck on Android Oreo as I write this, the pre-installed OS, while owners of the same device elsewhere are getting ready to welcome the update to Android 10.
That’s how broken Android can get, but there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel for G7 ThinQ owners on Sprint. As it stands, the device will soon receive an OS upgrade, but to the older Android 9 Pie.
Speculations of a possible LG G7 Android Pie update started after Sprint sent out messages regarding Calling PLUS Service Decommission.
Apparently, the carrier is preparing a software update that will replace the Calling PLUS service on G7 ThinQ units with what is essentially the same feature but with a different name – VoLTE (Voice over LTE).
Sprint says G7 owners won’t be able to roll back to the older software version after this particular system update. Although you can postpone it, the carrier also says it won’t last forever. So, is this the LG G7 Android Pie update? Pretty much. And we’ll tell you why.
A quick look at the official LG Open Source Code Distribution website reveals that the Android Pie kernel source code for the Sprint variant (LGG710PM) of the G7 ThinQ is now live. This, ladies and gentlemen, directly translates to an imminent Pie update for the device.
We will keep an eye on this story and let you know when the rollout begins. Hopefully, this also opens the door for the update to Android 10 too.
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