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LG Android 10 update: Device list, Release Date, and More

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 DeviceExpected Android 10 release date
LG V50 ThinQQ4 2019
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 expected in Q4 2019 on select devices
  • Most eligible devices to receive 10 in 2020

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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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.

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LG V50 ThinQ Android 10 update

  • Eligible for Android 10
  • The stable version expected in Q4 2019

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

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • Rollout expected to begin in Q4 2019

The LG G8 ThinQ is the current flagship from LG and is expected to receive flagship treatment when it comes to Android OS updates. But we know how bad LG can disappoint, so we’d be better off to expect Android 10 to arrive in Q1 2020, but having it arrive in late Q4 2019 cannot be ruled out either.

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.


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