LG continues to fulfil its commitment of upgrading its smartphones to Android 12, despite rolling up its smartphone business earlier this year. As we have discussed previously, LG has updated the V50 ThinQ and the LG Wing to Android 12 in the last month. However, only the LG Wing will receive Android 13 of these two smartphones.
The final OS upgrade for the LG G8X ThinQ includes Android 12 and the June 2022 security patch. The third significant OS update for the G8X ThinQ has now been applied. (LGD image source) The third significant OS update for the G8X ThinQ has now been applied. (Image courtesy of LG.) The last software update for the G8X ThinQ from LG is Android 12. The June 2022 security patch for Android 12 is released by LG as V40a. The global version of the G8X ThinQ, the LM-G850EMW, is capable of receiving the update.
The same will apply to the G8X ThinQ, which launched in late 2019 with Android 9.0 Pie. According to XDA Developers, LG has released Android 12 to the G8X ThinQ’s global variant, which has the model number LM-G850EMW. Distributed as V40a, Android 12 arrives for the G8X ThinQ with the June 2022 Android security patch, even though Google released the July 2022 security patch at the start of the month.
BOE might get to keep making displays like this. (Source: Apple)
iPhone 14-series displays will be made by BOE as well as Samsung and LG 07/10/2022. The LG Wing has received Android 12, its second major OS update to date. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
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Seemingly, the G8X ThinQ has received the same new features as the V50 ThinQ and LG Wing. In other words, LG has included all the features that Google included in stock Android 12, plus a few other refinements like reworked system animations. As always, LG may distribute V40a in batches, so your device could be stuck on Android 11 for a few more days. Alternatively, you could attempt to download the update via LG Bridge, the company’s desktop application.The V50 ThinQ has received more than three years of software support. (Image source: Deep Specs). LG V50 ThinQ gains Android 12 update in South Korea and the US 07/11/2022