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LG is Finally Pushing a Pie Update in the US: Verizon’s V40 ThinQ

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tube517, May 24, 2019.

  1. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert
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  2. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

    Thanks for the information. I can't believe, for once, Verizon is pushing an update before others. Hopefully its true.
    UPDATE: its true, I just checked. Will reconnect after its through. Thanks again!
     
  3. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

    It's already different than others. This one downloads when you're not using your phone. My previous downloads shut down my phones and I couldn't use them until the updates were done.
     
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  4. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert
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    Reports were LG V40 would get Pie by end of 2nd quarter.

    That's earlier than expected. But, disappointingly way way behind the other flagship phones, even older than the v40, that got Pie.
     
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  5. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

    I just finished my update installation. It went very smoothly. No problems so far. I haven't checked anything yet but notice the small changes in the Notifications. Good luck to all.
     
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  6. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Lost my black theme with the update.
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  7. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

    Was that a Nova theme or an LG theme? I use a Nova with the dark LG theme and icons from an old Go Launcher theme and everything stuck. Sorry for your loss.
     
  8. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    It was one of the the black themes from the play store...
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ngocgiap.lgtheme.black.g7
    Did find a workaround in settings. High contrast screen, under accessability.

    It works kinda...

    Noticed a new app,..Game Launcher.
    My gaming is limited to solitaire, chess/checkers, so I disabled it.

    Lock screen was changed. Another unnecessary one.
     
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  9. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert
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    Hopefully the developer of the theme updates for Pie. This is a normal occurrence with android system upgrades but you may want to contact the developer to see if they will update.
     
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  10. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Left a post over in XDA.
     
  11. Medstar1

    Medstar1 Member

    On T-mobile here...I hope when they finally push the Pie update out it isn't a bad case of FUBAR like their Oreo release for the V20. Does anyone know the benefit of this other than the gestures feature?
     
  12. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

    Screenshot_20190525-065753.png I just found a new icon in the button bar. It appears when the button bar is showing and you rotate the phone. It is an autorotate button.
    Here's a list of the changes in Android Pie from Verizon. I haven't found most of them to be anything fantastic for me. I have found a few small changes that I like. I copy & paste sentences a lot. Now, when highlighting the words to copy, there is a small magnified window that appears. Hopefully, battery life will be noticeably better.
     
    #13 markdoc, May 26, 2019
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  13. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert
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    https://www.android.com/versions/pie-9-0/

    What happened to your V20? Mine works fine after Oreo. Works much better and doesn't overheat as much as on Nougat.
     
  14. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Dislike some of the visual changes, but haven't found any problems as yet.
     
  15. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

    Actually, I like the color changes in the Notification area. The bolder color when something is "on" is easier for my old eyes to see. Also, I'm sure if this is new, but I didn't notice this until after the update. When making "adjustments" to photos, if you long press the photo, it returns to its original settings. You can repeat that as often as you want before saving the changes. Pretty cool! I have found a few warnings with older apps. They still work, but I got pop-up warnings that they were old and should be updated or replaced. Thankfully, they're working for now. Actually, it fixed a problem I was having with an app, so I guess its even. bitmoji-20190526115627.png
    (I was inspired by Pitcarver)
     
    #16 markdoc, May 26, 2019
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  16. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    My wife would be proud of you, markdoc. She's always sending those bitmojis. I tried it and broke the camera.
     
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  17. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

    But you're the one that started it with the big emojis.
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  18. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    That's because I've got a file of them.
    Like I said, I broke bitmoji.
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  19. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Still trying to find a dark theme that will work on the"updated" V40. Went as far as to check out the LG SmartWorld app. No dice. I can download fonts, apps, wallpaper etc, but can't download themes, even though LG says that you can only see compatible ones.
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  20. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

    You're still the man!
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  21. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

    Didn't you say you use Nova? Have you tried looking for "Nova dark themes"? There are a few simple ones in Google Play.
     
  22. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Yep Nova Prime for a long time now.
    Problem with those is, they have dark wallpaper and/or dark icons. I make up my own wallpapers and icons. (I do like some color in my icons). I've been using the black theme from Nguyen Ngoc Giap. It themed the system, not just the launcher. Been in contact with Mark Bencze, another developer, that puts out LG themes, and he can't update his until his device gets it's update.
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  23. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

    I make my own wallpapers but not icons. I made my icons in the days of Palm, but I haven't figured out how to do icons in Android. Is there an app?
     
  24. harrys56

    harrys56 Newbie

    That's great news for LG users. I need some more details about it from your side.
     

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The LG V40 ThinQ release date was October 2018. Features and Specs include a 6.4" inch screen, 16MP camera, 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 845 processor, and 3300mAh battery.

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