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LG Android 10 update (LG OS): Beta out for G8, V50 next

LG’s software support keeps worsening with every Android OS release. The company’s first device to receive Android Pie did so three months after the OS arrived on Google Pixels and we don’t expect anything different with respect to the latest Android 10.

Several LG devices are eligible for Android 10, but nothing is official just yet. The info below is based on our long history with LG phones that puts us in a position to guestimate the possible arrival of Android 10, although changes to the dates should be expected, especially once LG reveals its official plans.

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LG Android 10 device list

LG’s Android 10 updated will be known as LG OS. Here’s the list of LG devices that will get Android 10 update along with LG OS OS.

LG DeviceExpected Android 10 release date (LG OS)
LG V50 ThinQQ4 2019 (Leaked for Korean V50)
LG V40 ThinQQ2 2020
LG V35 ThinQQ2 2020
LG V30S ThinQQ2 2020
LG G8 ThinQQ4 2019
LG G7 ThinQQ2 2020
LG G7 OneQ4 2019
LG Q60Q4 2020
LG K50Q4 2020

Note: The above list isn’t official and thus not exhaustive by any means. We will update it when LG provides official information.

LG Android 10 release date

  • Android 10 update will be called LG OS
  • LG OS preview is available in Korea for LG G8, V50 to get it next month
  • Android 10 expected in Q4 2019 on select devices
  • Most eligible devices to receive 10 in 2020

Update [October 17, 2019]: LG has announced the Android 10 update for LG G8 and V50 handsets. its Android 10 update will be called LG OS, and the beta update is already available for the G8 users in Korea. LG says that they plan to release the Android 10 beta update to V50 users next month.

LG OS Android 10 update G8

Update [September 18, 2019]: LG’s Android 10 update, LG OS, has been leaked in Korea on two handsets, LG G8 and V50. We guess LG is close to announce the Android 10 program in Korea, which is where they announce it first usually. Below are the screenshots of a LG G8 handset rocking Android 10.

Check out the more screenshots of the Android 10 update from LG in the section called LG OS below. Those ones are from LG V50.


The first device to receive Android Pie did so in November 2018 and it was an Android One device. It’s possible that this same handset, the LG G7 One, will receive the update to Android 10 ahead of others, probably in November or December 2019.

Given the LG G7 update to Pie arrived in January (2019), it’s likely that LG G8 will get 10 in January (2020) followed by the LG V50 ThinQ in the same quarter before the LG V40 ThinQ, V35 ThinQ and LG G7 ThinQ, among others, join the party later on, probably in Q2 or even Q3 2020.

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What’s new in LG’s Android 10 update

LG, like many other Android vendors, has a custom skin that runs on top of stock Android, but it isn’t one to get in your way like the MIUIs and EMUIs of this world. Unfortunately, we don’t know what kind of customizations LG has in store, but we know what Google is planning with respect to Android 10.

We have a detailed post of Android 10 features that we think will get you up to speed on what to expect when the OS arrives.

Besides what Google gives you in Android 10, LG will be putting in quite a few features of its own too in the LG OS update — the moniker for LG’s Android 10. Read more on this in the LG OS section below.

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LG OS

The Android 10 update from the company will be called LG OS. And guess what, the LG OS update has already leaked on the web for a Korean V50. LG G8, too! Here are some screenshots that compare the LG OS to the previous UI (comes from V50).

The screenshots above make it clear that LG OS will look a lot like Samsung’s One UI custom skin. But as regards the new features in LG OS, we will have to wait and see.

LG V50 ThinQ Android 10 update

  • LG OS preview based on Android 10 to be released in November
  • The stable version is expected in December 2019
  • Android 10 has leaked out on the web for V50, dubbed LG OS [Sept 18]

Update [October 17, 2019]: LG has announced that the V50 users in Korea are up for the Android 10 update under the LG OS preview program in November 2019.

Update [September 18, 2019]: LG’s Android 10 will be called LG OS, as the leaked ROM for the V50 suggests. Check out the LG OS in screenshots here.

LG V50 ThinQ, the first 5G smartphone by the Korean company, is eligible for an update to Android 10. However, considering its predecessor received its first OS update in Q2 2019, it’s likely that Android 10 will hit the V50 ThinQ in 2020. But then again, the V50 ThinQ came into the market months ahead of the usual September-October release window for the V series, which could play in favor of an early Android 10 release for the 5G handset, probably Q4 2019 or maybe Q1 2020.

LG V40 ThinQ Android 10 update

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • Rollout expected to begin in Q2 2020

LG is expected to bring Android 10 to the V40 ThinQ, the second major Android OS. However, seeing how long the device had to wait for Android Pie to arrive, it seems the wait for 10 could be even much longer. But here’s to hoping the V40 ThinQ gets an update to 10 at least in Q2 2020.

Related: LG V40 ThinQ software update news

LG V35 ThinQ Android 10 update

  • Eligible for Android 10
  • The update is expected in Q2 or Q3 2020

The LG V35 ThinQ came preinstalled with Android Oreo and got an update to Pie eight months after Google released the OS to its Pixel phones. Granted, the wait for Android 10 could take even longer, probably going all the way to late Q2 2020 or maybe even early Q3 2020.

Related: LG V35 ThinQ software update news

LG V30/V30+/V30S ThinQ Android 10 update

  • Only the V30S is eligible for Android 10
  • The update could arrive in Q2 or Q3 2020
  • LG V30 and V30+ are not eligible

Android 10 will be the second major OS upgrade for the LG V30S ThinQ. The device, as of June 2019, hasn’t received its first OS upgrade to Android 9 Pie, but it should make this switch before the end of Q2 or in early Q3 2019. With this in mind, the wait for Android 10 should also be long and painful, probably going all the way to Q2 or Q3 2020.

As for the LG V30 and V30+, these are past their Android OS support window, with the update to Pie their second and last major OS upgrade.

Related: LG V30 software update news

LG V20 Android 10 update

  • Not eligible

The LG V2o won’t be updated to Android 10. Like the V30 and V30+, it came preinstalled with Android Nougat, meaning the update to Android 9 Pie will be its second and last major OS upgrade.

Related: LG V20 software update news

LG G8 ThinQ Android 10 update

  • Android 10 based LG OS update’s preview now available in Korea for the G8
  • Beta should be available in Europe and Asia soon, followed by the US
  • Stable update is expected in November-December

Update [October 17, 2019]: LG has announced the LG OS preview update based on Android 10 for the G8 users in Korea. It should be available in Europe, Asia and the US soon.

LG OS Android 10 update G8

Update [September 18, 2019]: LG’s Android 10 update for LG G8 was leaked in Korea a couple of days ago, running LG OS. We may soon see LG announce the LG OS beta update in Korea. But we hope it comes out for users in the US and Europe soon, too. Here’s the Android 10 on LG G8 looks like:

Related: LG G8 ThinQ software update news

LG G7 ThinQ Android 10 update

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • LG may release the update in Q2 2020

It took LG until June 2019 to release the first update to Android Pie for the G7 ThinQ outside South Korea, so you can imagine how long it will take to release the second major OS upgrade to the same device. If anything, we’ll be lucky if Android 10 update for the G7 ThinQ arrives in Q2 2020.

Related: LG G7 ThinQ software update news

LG G7 One Android 10 update

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout could begin in Q4 2019

The LG G7 One, thanks to being an Android One device, became the first from LG to be updated to Android Pie – in November 2018. Granted, we could see this same device leading the way with respect to Android 10 update, something that could mean the G7 One gets 10 in Q4 2019.

But being a second major OS upgrade for the device, LG might direct its energy elsewhere, meaning the G7 One could get Android 10 in Q1 2020. Hopefully, the former case prevails.

Related: LG G7 One software update news

LG G6 Android 10 update

  • Not eligible for Android 10

The LG G6 has reached the end of the road in terms of Android OS support. The device will be upgraded to Android 9 Pie somewhere in Q3 2019, the last major OS upgrade.

Related: LG G6 software update news

LG Q60 Android 10 update

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The OS could arrive in Q4 2020

LG hardly sends Android OS updates to devices outside its line of G and V series. However, we do know that the LG Q9 will be updated to Android Pie in Q4 2019, which gives us some hope that the LG Q60, which has Android Pie out of the box, will be upgraded to Android 10 at some point in Q4 2020 or maybe a little earlier.

LG K50 Android 10 update

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • LG may release the update in Q4 2020

Another device that looks eligible for Android 10, at least on paper, is the LG K50. It comes pre-installed with Android 9 Pie, which gives it some outside chance of receiving an update to 10. If the OS eventually arrives, it may do so towards the end of 2020, but this we cannot guarantee whatsoever.


When do you think LG will release Android 10 update and which device will it be for?

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