New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on September 19, 2020) follows:

Google’s latest OS is out for several devices while OEMs are striving to rollout their Android 11-based updates as soon as possible.

However, LG is a bit behind when it comes to software updates. Some LG devices including LG G8s ThinQ and LG G7 ThinQ are still awaiting the Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 update.

LG G7 ThinQ

It was reported earlier that the OEM is rolling out the Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 update for LG G8X ThinQ in India.

Also, the Indian LG V40 ThinQ variant also received the OS update by August-end but there was no news about the LG G8s and G7 ThinQ.

Now, there is some good news for the Indian LG G8s ThinQ and LG G7 ThinQ users as LG has released the OS update schedule for several devices.

While LG V40 ThinQ has already received the OS update in India, it seems that the OEM will provide another update for the device.


As per LG’s OS update schedule, LG G8s ThinQ Indian variant will start receiving the Android 10 (LG UX 9.0) update from October 7, 2020.

Nevertheless, the LG G7 ThinQ Android 10 update will start rolling out in India from September 25, 2020 which is less than a week from now.

As for the LG V40 ThinQ, it appears that the previous Android 10 rollout was for select users only and a wider rollout will begin from October 5, 2020.

This is good news for LG users in India as they can finally get their hands on the Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 custom skin.

It must be noted that LG is also preparing the newer Velvet UI update for several devices including the LG G8s, G7, and V40 ThinQ.

Moreover, LG V50 ThinQ and LG V40 ThinQ have already bagged Velvet UI in Korea while remaining devices are expected to get it in other regions soon.

LG Velvet 5G offers LG Velvet UI out-of-the-box

While LG has been quite slow with software updates, it is still good to see that the OEM is striving to deliver the best user experience.

That said, we are constantly tracking the development of LG Velvet UI so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb to get regular updates on the topic.

You can check out our LG Velvet UI update tracker to know when it arrives on your LG device by heading over here.

Further, we have a consolidated Android 11 update tracker for all major OEMs so be sure to check it out as well to stay updated on the topic.

Thanks for sharing the info, Sagar!

Update 1 (October 22)

It seems that LG has finally begun rolling out the Android 10 update for the LG G8s ThinQ in India. The update is available as version V20a with a download size of 1583.87 MB. We’ve shared a screenshot of the same below:


Thank you for the tip, Mayur Zad and Rohit Singh Singh

Update 2 (October 23)

The Android 10 update alongside LG UX 9.0 is now also rolling out for LG V40 ThinQ users in India. The update is available over the air as version V30a-IND-XX. To know more, head here.

Note: You can also go through our dedicated LG section for more such stories.

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Deveshwar Bhardwaj
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I'm a techy who is particularly fond of Android smartphones. A writer who usually finds himself on the other side of the spectrum. An artist who likes to sing and play the guitar. Also a photographer when in the mood.

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